The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a friendly lovebird rescued from the chimney of a house in Middlesbrough. 


The family who live at the property on Bradhope Road heard a noise behind their fireplace on Saturday morning (11 April) and found the little bird.


They managed to get the bird into a box and called the RSPCA.


RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “It was quite a surprise for the family to discover this cheeky … Continue reading…

A call has been made by the RSPCA to keep “dangerous” sky lanterns grounded, as people consider ways of showing their support for the nation’s NHS staff and key workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Reports suggest companies selling sky lanterns have suggested releasing the devices as part the weekly #ClapForOurCarers proceedings – where people take to their door-steps at 8pm on Thursdays, to applaud many frontline personnel protecting lives during the Covid-19 crisis.

However, RSPCA Cymru has urged the public … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a corn snake was found in Bryncae, by a dog walker.

The orange snake, which is healthy and in a good condition, was found in the early hours on Saturday (4 March) morning in Bryncae which is near Pontyclun.

RSPCA animal collection officer Ellie West said: “The dog walker was able to confine the snake safely before I was able to collect this very big corn snake.

“The snake is in a great … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two snakes were found in plastic boxes in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.


The snakes were discovered at a fly-tipping hotspot on Main Street, Boynton on Sunday (5 April), and the RSPCA was called yesterday (Monday 6 April).


RSPCA exotics officer Lucy Green said: “We don’t know whether these snakes were already dead or abandoned and left to die – one box had a hole in it so I would have thought if … Continue reading…