A struggling young grey seal has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming stranded on The Knap in Barry.

Members of the public found the seal huddled under a rock at The Knap – and contacted the RSPCA for help yesterday (22 October).

The seal was very underweight and debilitated, and the RSPCA suspect the animal has likely just left his mother and was struggling to adapt to the wild.

Fortunately, the seal has now been transferred to specialist wildlife … Continue reading…

A cat has been reunited with his family after EIGHT YEARS – all thanks to a Mo-mentous microchip.

Black cat Mo is back with the Harris family in the Birchgrove area of Swansea, after being rescued by the RSPCA in the Llansamlet area of the city.

Mo had been well looked after, but sadly his most recent owner had passed away – and the cats were temporarily being fed by a kind-hearted neighbour before the RSPCA was contacted to help…. Continue reading…

RSPCA rescuers in Wales will continue to respond to emergencies and cruelty calls during the upcoming ‘firebreak’ lockdown – which starts tomorrow (Friday 23 October) at 6pm. 

The animal welfare charity has reassured animal lovers they will still be dealing with emergency calls made to their helpline as usual in Wales despite the new restrictions. The RSPCA frontline rescuers – along with staff who work in animal centres/clinics – are classed as critical (key) workers.

However the new ‘firebreak’ lockdown … Continue reading…

Horrendous injuries found on a dog caused by suspected badger baiting have been described by an RSPCA inspector as the “one of the worst” he has seen in his 20 year role as an animal rescuer.

The patterdale terrier type dog – who has been named Fig – was taken into a vets in Hay-on-Wye by a member of the public on Wednesday 14 October, after he wandered into a yard at Painscastle.

The RSPCA were immediately called and RSPCA … Continue reading…

A young swan found bloodied and grazed by fencing has been rescued at Montgomery canal, Berriew, near Welshpool.

The swan was found at the canal near Brithdir locks at Brithdir Lane on 14 October by a dog walker – who alerted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Nayman Dunderdale said: “This swan was trapped in stock fencing in between brambles and had grazes and blood showing to both wings where it had struggled to get out.

Inspector Dunderdale, who was able to … Continue reading…