An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a small number of gannets which were blown off course by the recent storms that have been battering the UK.

Staff at Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, have been monitoring the seabirds after they were found grounded, exhausted having been blown off-course by the strong winds.

Two of the gannets, pictured left, will soon be ready to be released. One of them was found grounded in Bangor, Clwyd, and the other in Hollyvale, Birmingham. … Continue reading…

A SWAN has been rescued and released back to the River Severn.

A concerned member of the public contacted the RSPCA after a young swan was found in their Paddock area at Pool Quay, Welshpool on Monday (2 November).

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis said: “The swan was unharmed, but sadly in the next field there was a body of a swan that had hit power lines in the fog.

“I collected the cygnet and then released him onto the River … Continue reading…

A EWE stranded on a Pembrokeshire cliff has been rescued by a RSPCA boat team.

The sheep was stuck on a cliff at Angle Bay and was spotted by someone by boat, who contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Andrew Harris said: “The sheep could only be seen from the sea. RSPCA inspector Rohan Barker checked to see if he could see her from land, but he couldn’t.

“This meant we had to use a boat to reach … Continue reading…

A CEREMONY to celebrate the successful winners of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards will be held in Cardiff Bay today (14 October).

The winners will be presented with their awards by the Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM and RSPCA Cymru board chair and RSPCA council member Paul Baxter.

This year, 11 organisations across Wales have received awards in three categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning and housing provision; with bronze, silver and gold … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two cats were found dumped like rubbish in a cardboard box in Tredegar.

A member of the public found the cats abandoned in a box at Waundeg, Nantybwch, Tredegar at 9.30pm on 6 October.

RSPCA inspector Kate Parker said: “The caller found one ginger tabby female cat who is around two years-old and one black female cat which is approximately four to five months-old. The cardboard box was taped up so they must … Continue reading…