A swan had an unwanted trip to soft play – after getting a discarded foam play square stuck around her neck on Wednesday (July 1).

RSPCA Cymru raced to the aid of the swan, after her plight was spotted by a member of the public at a lake near Rhydwen Close in Rhyl.

Fortunately, the swan was uninjured and the foam could be safely removed and the bird immediately returned to the wild.

However, the swan was in “urgent need … Continue reading…

An otter has been returned to the Swansea Valley following a lengthy period of rehabilitation in the care of the RSPCA Stapeley Grange in Nantwich, Cheshire.  

The otter had spent some seven weeks in the care of the animal welfare charity after being found in a worrying state of weakness – she was wobbly on her feet, malnourished, and in urgent need of assistance.

A member of the public had spotted the injured otter on Wednesday 6 May, and contacted … Continue reading…

A duck has sadly become one of wildlife’s latest victims of fishing litter, after wire became trapped tightly around the bird’s leg. 

RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the mallard hybrid duck’s plight after a member of the public spotted the distressed animal at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity found the duck yesterday (29 June) – whose leg had sadly gone totally limp as a consequence of her injuries. Sadly, it was felt the kindest option … Continue reading…

Allotment holders in Newport had an unexpected visitor – after an escaped six-foot, red-tailed boa constrictor turned up at the site!

The snake was found by a member of the public on the allotments near Malpas Road in the city on June 14.

Fortunately, the snake was soon easily caught and transported to a nearby Police station, before coming into the care of the RSPCA.

The boa has now been transferred to a specialist facility in the West Midlands for … Continue reading…

A cat had the narrowest of escapes after getting shot with a pellet gun in Beddau.

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after Milo returned to his Heol Cawrdaf home clearly out-of-sorts and spooked.

His owners found blood coming from his body, and Milo was later breathing erratically.

The nine-year-old cat was rushed to the vets and X-rays found a pellet from an air rifle lodged under his spine.

Milo was left “millimetres from death” after the shooting, … Continue reading…