RSPCA Cymru has rescued a poorly, long-eared bat in the Deeside area, saving the vulnerable animal from bad weather conditions, after it was spotted hanging still and not flying.

First seen on 14 November 2016, the bat was found hanging from underneath a roof lip, about 15 feet from the ground – with concerned members of the public spotting that the animal had not moved for a prolonged period of time.

After the rescue, Pets at Home provided mealworms to … Continue reading…

The power of Facebook has reunited a North Wales cat with its owner, after they were separated for an unbelievable ten weeks.

An injured tabby-and-white stray cat, named Beatrix, was collected by RSPCA Cymru on 4 November; found walking on three legs and in need of veterinary care in the Sychdyn, Mold area.

It was later discovered that the cat had first gone missing from her Flint home on 13 September.

Following treatment, which included antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication, the … Continue reading…

Six guinea pigs, including four babies, have been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in the Wrexham area.

The guinea pigs – a male, female and four babies – were found by a police community support officer in a children’s park on Rhosddu Road on 18 November, 2016. They were then collected by the RSPCA from a local police station, and continue to be looked after in RSPCA care.

A plastic bag was found near to the guinea pigs, which – shockingly … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter pose to wildlife has been highlighted in Conwy, after RSPCA Cymru rescued an exhausted gull who had a hook through its beak.

Found on the shore of Conwy town on Sunday 20 November, the young black backed gull was also struggling with fishing line wrapped around its body, preventing the bird from flying.

Rescued in an exhausted state, the line and hook were removed from the gull with the recovery process now continuing in RSPCA care…. Continue reading…

An unusual resident has been found at Swansea University – a European yellow-tailed scorpion; rescued by RSPCA Cymru after being spotted by a passer-by.

Found on a wall at the University’s Singleton Campus on 16 November, the non-native species is not routinely found in Swansea – though settled populations do exist in Sheerness in Kent, and elsewhere on the Isle of Sheppey, with the scorpions believed to have been accidentally brought to the UK in the 1860s.

RSPCA Cymru is … Continue reading…