THIS moggie certainly has a head for heights.

For around four days the black and white cat had been stuck up a 40 foot tree in a wooded area at the back of Woodside, Duffryn in Newport.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas, arrived at the scene to find the cat clinging on for dear life high up an ash tree.

To help with the rescue, a rope rescue team from South Wales Fire … Continue reading…

AN inquisitive seal has paid a visit to a North Wales power station.

The female adult had taken a wrong turn and ended up at Anglesey’s Wylfa Power Station site on Wednesday (15 October).

Seals sometimes get dragged along by the strong currents created by the power station and can slip through the bars at the end of the sea pipe and end up in the cooling chambers.

Luckily the seal was unharmed by her adventure and was recovered by … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the decision by Carmarthenshire County Council to ban the use of sky lanterns on their land.

The ruling also extends to banning the sale of sky lanterns on premises and property controlled by the local authority.

RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the dangers associated with the use of sky lanterns, and continues to call on the Welsh Government to implement an outright ban on their use across Wales.

Last year [October 2013] the Welsh Government wrote … Continue reading…

A BUZZARD tangled in a tree in Neath has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The bird of prey was found with fishing tackle wrapped around its wing, hanging over a lake in a tree, at the top of Gnoll Country Park at Mosshouse Reservoir on Friday (10 October).

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley, who helped to rescue the bird, said: “This poor buzzard was completely tangled in the tree and was very distressed hanging there.

“Once removed from the tree, the … Continue reading…

DOG walkers are being invited to take part in a special sponsored walk in Gwynedd.

RSPCA West Gwynedd Branch is holding a three-mile sponsored Mutt Strutt event in Llanberis from Y Glyn to Caffi Caban at Brynrefail and back on Sunday 16 November.

Committee member Linda Joyce said they are very much looking forward to the Mutt Strutt.

“We feel it is a great chance for people to have a nice day out with their dogs,” she said.

“We are … Continue reading…