A SHEEP has been rescued from a slippery ledge in Snowdonia.

The sheep was approximately 80 metres up and was on a very slippery but wide ledge at Llanberis Pass.

A rope rescue team including RSPCA inspectors Mark Roberts, Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams and chief inspector Helen Mead took part in the rescue.

Inspectors Mark Roberts and Mike Pugh abseiled over the edge towards the sheep.

Inspector Mike Pugh said: “The sheep – an … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging members of the public to vote with their feet and give a circus that has come to town in Aberystwyth a miss this weekend.

The animal welfare charity has long pushed for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The power to introduce a ban lies with the National Assembly for Wales.

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment and regular transport, cramped and … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was caught by an illegal gin trap.

A member of the public found the cat in a field at Bowdens Lane, Penhow, Caldicot, on 9 June and contacted the RSPCA.

Gin traps are mechanical traps designed to catch an animal by its leg, using spring-operated jaws with teeth or a serrated edge. The use of gin traps has been illegal in the UK since 1958, but some are still being used … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has appealed to owners to keep their dogs safe in the sun.

It can become unbearably hot inside a car on a sunny day. When it’s just 22 degrees outside, a car can reach a staggering 47 degrees in an hour. Dogs can’t cool down in the same way humans can so leaving a window open or parking in the shade will not keep the car cool enough and dogs may still suffer.

Under the Animal Welfare Act … Continue reading…

STAFF at RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre are looking for forever homes for several collies currently in their care.

Tilly, Pip, Leelah, April, Pero and Billy are all waiting patiently for a home at the Colwyn Bay centre.

Sadly they all had a poor start to life and deserve a fresh start with a loving home.

April has been at the centre for over a year and Leelah didn’t even have a name when she arrived.

Tilly was shut in a … Continue reading…