A weak and abandoned foal has been rescued from a remote hilltop above Llangynidr in Powys, South Wales.

Three ramblers from the Bristol area were on Llangynidr moor on 30 July and noticed the ailing creature behind a wall at the end of an uphill track.

Attempts to find the foal’s mother proved futile, as were their attempts to help the animal drink water so we were contacted at a neighbouring farm.

RSPCA Inspector Christine McNeil was called to … Continue reading…


RSPCA rescues come in all shapes and sizes, even when it comes to slithery grass snakes.

A grass snake was found trapped in garden netting that covered the householder’s cabbages in Caergwrle, Wrexham on Monday 2 September.

An RSPCA officer successfully cut the snake free and released the creature back into the wild.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “This simple rescue operation just shows that we’re here for all animals. RSPCA officers exist to guard the welfare of all … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was found hanging from a tree in the Rhymney area.

The female tabby was found impaled on the branch of a tree in Tan y Bryn on Wednesday 14 August at 8.20am. Another cat was found impaled in the same place a month ago.

 RSPCA officer Sian Burton said: “This is a deeply disturbing incident but so far we have no line of enquiry to follow. We need to know whether … Continue reading…


RSPCA rescue operations come in all shapes and sizes and one of our officers in north Wales recently helped a hedgehog to freedom.

 The juvenile hedgehog was found in the drain of a garden in Townsend Avenue, Wrexham on 10 August. Despite the best efforts of the householder the prickly creature wouldn’t budge but RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas came to the rescue. The lucky hedgehog was unharmed by his ordeal and returned to the wild.

 RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas … Continue reading…


Newport based City Wildlife Care and RSPCA Cymru are asking the public to think twice before picking up young herring gulls.

City Wildlife Care says it has been inundated with young gulls and recently accommodated 40 birds, many of whom were brought in by concerned members of the public.

Both organisations will rescue and collect sick and injured birds but people are starting to collect healthy young chicks that do not require attention.

A spokesman for City Wildlife Care … Continue reading…