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We have been called out to try and rescue between 400 and 500 mallard ducks caught in an oil spill on a lake in North Wales.

Most of the birds are heavily coated with a thick engine oil which was dumped in Glyndyfrdwy, Corwen, Denbighshire on Thursday (26 September 2013).

RSPCA inspectors, including some specially trained in wildlife, are staging a major rescue of the birds before taking them to our wildlife centres for treatment and care.

RSPCA Inspector … Continue reading…

 

Four orphaned hoglets have been rescued from a Prestatyn caravan park.

The young hedgehogs were found huddled together and shivering on Sunday 29 September at Sunnylands Caravan Park on Shore Road. One of them had already died whilst the remaining hoglets were covered in fly eggs.

RSPCA officer Will Galvin said: “As RSPCA officers we rescue endangered animals in all kinds of situations. Without our intervention these hoglets would have perished without food or water and were vulnerable to … Continue reading…

 A small terrapin taking a Sunday stroll in a Barry street has been rescued by an RSPCA officer.

The tiny reptile was spotted by a member of the public in Main Street on the morning of Sunday 29 September. The terrapin has a white ring mark on his shell and seems to be in good condition.

 RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “How this terrapin ended up in a Barry street is a complete mystery. We would like to hear from … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after three cats in the Llys Cattwg area of Talbot Green died of suspected rat poison in the same week. All three belonged to the same owner who has five cats in total.

The owner’s first cat died on 14 September and veterinary examination confirmed the death had probably been caused by rat poison. Another cat died on 18 September and the third animal had to be put to sleep by a vet on … Continue reading…

A black and white cat has been rescued from mud flats on the river Usk in Newport.

 RSPCA officers along with colleagues from Fire and Rescue and Newport City Wildlife retrieved the small and unruffled creature from a stretch of the river near Newport Bridge in the centre of the city on the morning of Thursday 12 September.

 The small animal had fallen down a seven foot wall onto the mud flats and fire and rescue officers had to use … Continue reading…