Wednesday 24 July 2013

A mother and her ten ducklings have been rescued after becoming trapped in a culvert at Raven Inn in Welshpool.

The ducks were positioned precariously in front of a trash screen (which prevents debris entering the water) just five inches from the water. As heavy rain was forecast for the area the ducks were in danger of being washed away.

When RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer, Claire Davies arrived she realised that there was no way for … Continue reading…

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Twelve gulls have died after coming into contact with a mystery substance between Broadhaven and Newgale in St Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire.

RSPCA officers responded on Monday (22nd July) after a canoeist reported seeing four dead birds and several others who seemed lethargic and struggling to move.

The inspectors searched a seven kilometre stretch of the the coastal area using a R.I.B. (Rigid Inflatable Boat). The search was difficult due to the terrain which was mostly made … Continue reading…

Monday 22 July 2103

RSPCA Cymru is asking people to help hedgehogs in their gardens during hot spells by providing them with a cool drink.

Although the weather is set to get wetter over the next few days, RSPCA and local wildlife rescues, like City Wildlife Care in Newport have been inundated with the prickly creatures suffering from dehydration during the recent heat wave.

Picture courtesy of Hedgehog Street

Contrary to popular belief cow’s milk isn’t good for hedgehogs as … Continue reading…

Friday 19th July 2013

 

photo  Clwyd West AM, Darren Millar with Bryn-y-Maen animal centre staff

 

Darren Millar, Welsh Conservative AM for Clwyd West and dedicated whippet owner, has spent the day visiting Bryn-y-Maen, the RSPCA’s animal centre in Upper Colwyn Bay.

Mr Millar said: “As a dog owner I was really interested to see at first hand the work RSPCA is doing to rehabilitate and rehome unwanted animals in Wales.

“Bryn-y-Maen does a great deal of hard work to promote animal welfare and I was struck by the effort and dedication of the staff and volunteers. Like most animal welfare organisations it is busier than ever at the moment and they deserve as much support as possible.”

The centre has 35 kennels, 36 cat pens, 18 rabbit pods and four ferret pods, as well as room for small animals, farm animals and wildlife. It provides specialist care for domestic and farm animals and staff often look after injured wildlife before release or transfer to a dedicated wildlife centre.

Centre manager Becky Lloyd said: “We were delighted to be able show Darren around Bryn-y-Maen and it meant a great deal to us that he took such a keen interest in our work.

“We were glad to have the opportunity to explain the issues we come across and the challenges we face on a daily basis.”

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

 

Thursday 18 July 2013

RSPCA Llys Nini are holding a funding raising event in Bryngarw Country Park, Bridgend on Sunday 28th July.

The “Mutt Strutt” is a sponsored walk for people with or without their dogs. It is a chance for people to appreciate Bryngarw’s surroundings and for  dog owners to gather and socialise in the lovely surroundings of the park.

Registration is from 11.00 with the walk starting at 12.00. Sponsorship can be handed in on the day … Continue reading…