RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have teamed-up to save a cat trapped up a Treorchy tree.

The charity was alerted after the male cat  – named Moritz – became trapped seven metres up a tree in the Blaenrhondda area, on 12 March.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service who used ladders to reach Moritz and bring him back to safety.

Moritz is now safely back with his … Continue reading…

A thermal imaging drone helped rescue a dog in dramatic circumstances – after she had spent five days trapped down the hole of a Cwmtillery mountain.

RSPCA Cymru, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Gwent Police, Resource Group Unmanned Aviation Services and numerous volunteers all worked together to find the Chihuahua, named Cherry.

She went missing on 15 March, while walking on Mynydd James, within the Welsh Valleys mountain range.

Her absence led to wide-ranging efforts to locate Cherry, including … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued by RSPCA Cymru in Holyhead, after six pets on the same road are believed to have been the victims of suspected poisonings.

It has been reported to the charity that, between three properties on Bryn Glas Road, five cats and a dog have been the victim of poisonings.

Reports were received by RSPCA Cymru on 12 March concerning the poisoning of a cat, who – sadly – had to be put to sleep due to … Continue reading…

A Harris Hawk has been rescued from a Swansea tree, following joint action from RSPCA Cymru and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The bird was spotted by a passer-by on 14 March; stuck upside down in a silver birch tree in the Townhill area.

Sadly, the bird’s jesses had become intertwined in branches, leaving the Harris Hawk trapped approximately 25-feet up the tree.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and enlisted the support of Mid and West Wales Fire … Continue reading…

Torfaen County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to implement a ban on the use of sky lanterns on their land.

After discussions with RSPCA Cymru, the Council has taken moves to ban the objects, which can have deadly consequences for animals and their welfare.

Torfaen are the 16th Council in Wales to take this action – meaning a complete ban across Wales’ Local Authority land is a step closer. Sky lanterns can be ingested by … Continue reading…