A member of the public built a makeshift catapult to fire carrots up to a wild goat trapped on a North Wales mountain ledge – before RSPCA Cymru rescued the stranded animal. 

The animal welfare charity has praised the “immense kindness” of the individual – who reported the trapped goat to the RSPCA, with a dramatic rescue safely completed on Wednesday 18 March.

RSPCA officers were able to undertake the rescue after North Wales Police identified the grid reference location … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is hoping to track down the owner of an unwell ginger cat found in Tonypandy.

The animal welfare charity was alerted to the cat’s condition after he was seen at Field Street with a runny nose and runny eyes.

The cat was confined in a garden on 23 March with RSPCA animal collection officer Fiona Thomas being called to assist.

Fiona said: “The cat was known to the caller but didn’t know where he lived. When he looked … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has come to the aid of a swan with a fishing line and hook caught through its tongue in Deeside.

The swan was found on the Deeside Industrial Estate on Friday (27 March) with a member of the public alerting the RSPCA after spotting a fishing line protruding from his mouth.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Phil Lewis said: “This swan was clearly in distress with the fishing line protruding from its month. On closer examination the hook was … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is today launching an emergency appeal to keep its rescue teams out on the frontline across Wales saving animals through the coronavirus crisis.

The emergency appeal is being supported by comedian Ricky Gervais, as the RSPCA looks to continue to rescue animals from the worst cruelty and neglect amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Rescuers at the charity have been designated key workers by the Welsh Government – but vital funding is needed to keep them out on the road…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged local authorities to explore relaxing locally-imposed restrictions on where dogs can be walked to help curb the possible spread of coronavirus and protect canine welfare.

Many Councils have previously introduced Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) to stop dogs being walked in certain areas – including on local sports pitches. Concerns have been raised that these PSPOs can limit suitable dog walking spots within some communities.

However, with restrictions on people’s movement now in place to help … Continue reading…