THE RSPCA has assisted in the rescue of two birds that became trapped in a Swansea chimney.

The two jackdaws became stuck in the chimney of a Swansea Road property in Pontlliw and were unable to escape.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal welfare officer (AWO) Andrew Harris attended the home this morning [Tuesday] and called Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service who sent firefighters from Pontarddulais fire station to assist with the rescue.

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot twice with a pellet gun in Newport.

The black and white cat named Dorothy was first injured on 4 March, returning home to Myrtle Close, Rogerstone, with a head injury.

Dorothy was taken to a veterinary surgery by her owners and on Friday [13 March] she had a pellet removed from her skull.

But shockingly while she was still recovering from her operation – she was injured again.

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A SNAKE has been found in Llanblethian, Cowbridge.

The corn snake was discovered at Factory Road on Saturday [8 March] by a member of the public – who then called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “We are appealing for information to try and track down its owner.

“We have no idea how the snake got there. The snake may have escaped from a nearby house, could have been dumped or even washed down the river.”

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AN otter rescued from a Swansea Valley refinery has been released back into the wild.

RSPCA officers were called to Vale Europe Limited’s Clydach Nickel Refinery on 10 February after staff found an otter hiding a few inches beneath a fast moving conveyor belt.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West attended within minutes and was later joined by inspector Nigel Duguid and animal welfare officer Andrew Harris.

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‘LONG stay’ is a phrase we would love not to hear when it comes to animals in our care.

However, sadly RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay has several ‘long stay’ animals.

The centre has several rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and two cockatiels that have been looking for a loving home for far too long.

Kennel and cattery supervisor at the centre, Chris Butler, said: “All of our small animals have incredible little characters and anyone would be … Continue reading…