More than 140 Manx shearwaters have today been rescued from Newgale beach, after the seabirds were caught up in difficult weather conditions. 

It is thought there was a mass landing of the birds on the Pembrokeshire beach, following storms during the early hours of Monday (11 September).

The majority of the seabirds – some 134 – were rescued by the RSPCA, with ten thought to have been collected by other agencies. All 144 Manx shearwaters will now be taken into … Continue reading…

More public sector organisations than ever before have been recognised by RSPCA Cymru for their efforts to improve animal welfare, with the charity praising “swathes of good practice” across Wales.

Fifteen organisations have been recognised as part of RSPCA Cymru’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF), winning a total of 18 awards. The scheme acknowledges good practice from local authorities, housing providers, contingency planners and other public bodies in relation to animal welfare.

RSPCA Cymru has lauded many public bodies in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a Manx shearwater, found lethargic and sitting in the middle of an Aberystwyth road.

The seabird was found in a disorientated state, and is thought to have been blown off course – with many of the birds seeking to migrate to South America at this time of year.

RSPCA Cymru rescued the bird, who is now at Gower Bird Hospital for rehabilitation, before an anticipated release back to the wild. The bird was collected by the … Continue reading…

Now that’s the pits! A hedgehog had a smelly encounter – and a lucky escape – after he became trapped in a slurry pit at a farm in Caernarfon.

RSPCA Cymru animal collection officer (ACO) William Galvin attended the farm in Saron on Tuesday (5 September), where the poor creature had managed to get wedged in the pit and was unable to escape.

ACO Galvin said: “It’s unclear how this hedgehog managed to get into this fix! Perhaps he was … Continue reading…

A rare bird of prey has been rescued and returned to the wild by RSPCA Cymru, after she was found by a stunned Carmarthenshire resident in a chicken coop.

The goshawk had made her way into the living quarters of a flock of chickens, at a West Wales smallholding, with the ensuing commotion heard by the property’s owner.

Fortunately, all chickens safely escaped to the upstairs of their coop.  The goshawk was confined until the RSPCA attended and were able … Continue reading…