A North Wales swan experienced catastrophic and fatal injuries following a dog attack in Conwy.

The attack has prompted the RSPCA to issue a reminder to dog owners about the importance of keeping their pets under control near wildlife.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the swan was attacked on the estuary on Friday lunchtime (14 August), at an RSPB reserve near Conwy castle.

Friday‚Äôs attack came from a dog being walked off the lead, and led to the whole back … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru have responded to more than 7,000 animal welfare incidents since the country went into lockdown on March 23.

Frontline officers, animal carers and vets have continued to rescue, treat and care for animals in need amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since March 24, up to 5 August, the RSPCA has dealt with 7,272 animal welfare incidents in Wales alone – an average of 54 every single day.

Across England and Wales, the RSPCA has dealt with 106,676 incidents during … Continue reading…

Three gulls have lost their lives after being shot in the Port Talbot area by air rifle pellets.

Reports were made to the RSPCA concerning the three birds in two separate incidents near Isaac Business Park in the South Wales town.

A member of the public spotted two stricken gulls on Henshaw Street on 9 July – and contacted the RSPCA.

The birds both had damaged wings, and one was bleeding heavily. Sadly, both had to be put to sleep … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the law surrounding the ownership of goshawks, after rescuing a stray found in Tonypandy.

The male goshawk – who was wearing jesses – was collected by the RSPCA on Saturday 1 August, after he was spotted venturing down the road on foot by a member of the public.

Owned goshawks – like some other birds of prey – must be registered by their keeper under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and must … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a reminder to the “well-meaning” public not to seek to refloat beached or stranded cetaceans or aquatic mammals.

A sub-adult dolphin – approximately two metres in length – found at Penycwn beach in Pembrokeshire had to be put to sleep, after being found weak and thin on 25 July.

It is understood members of the public had earlier returned the dolphin to the sea in an attempt to help the animal, who was then seen trying … Continue reading…