A young swan found bloodied and grazed by fencing has been rescued at Montgomery canal, Berriew, near Welshpool.

The swan was found at the canal near Brithdir locks at Brithdir Lane on 14 October by a dog walker – who alerted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Nayman Dunderdale said: “This swan was trapped in stock fencing in between brambles and had grazes and blood showing to both wings where it had struggled to get out.

Inspector Dunderdale, who was able to … Continue reading…

Seventeen organisations across Wales have been recognised for going above and beyond for animal welfare.

RSPCA Cymru is delighted to announce that 22 awards – nine of them at gold standard – have been handed out to a range of organisations as part of its prestigious PawPrints scheme. A number of organisations have even scooped more than one award.

PawPrints – formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) – has been running consecutively since 2008; and is the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging people to do their research before taking on a pet as figures show there has been a huge spike in people looking to buy or rehome kittens this year.

This July saw Google searches for ‘Kittens near me’ increase sixfold compared to the same period last year (a 667% increase)*. During the lockdown, there has also been an 188% increase in searches for kittens within just a few months**.

There has also been more than 45,000 … Continue reading…

A jackdaw trapped in netting – on the roof of a Cardiff building – has had a lucky escape.

The jackdaw – who was trapped around three storeys high – was entangled in netting that had been placed over a void in the middle of a building on Cardiff Road. He was unable to escape and was upside down at one point.

Due to the difficult location, the RSPCA called on the assistance of the South Wales Fire and Rescue … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a corn snake was found in Bryncae, by a dog walker.

The orange snake, which is healthy and in a good condition, was found in the early hours on Saturday (4 March) morning in Bryncae which is near Pontyclun.

RSPCA animal collection officer Ellie West said: “The dog walker was able to confine the snake safely before I was able to collect this very big corn snake.

“The snake is in a great … Continue reading…