Shotgun Red Kite

The RSPCA is currently caring for a rare bird of the prey – a Red Kite – after it crashed landed into an electric fence after being fired at with a shotgun.


The bird was found by a member of the public in a field on Saturday 2 February in Sleap Harmer Hill near Shrewsbury. It was seen spiralling out of the sky before crash landing into an electric fence in a field. It then stayed motionless as if … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen animal centre in Upper Colwyn Bay is looking for a new home for a faithful friend named Tonto who is today (6 February) celebrating a sad anniversary – he has been in kennels for one year.


Tonto came to the RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre on 6 February 2012 after his owner neglected him, leaving him thin and suffering from a flea allergy.


It didn’t take too long to get Tonto back into great condition, but … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five kittens were found
in a sodden cardboard box between Rhos and Penycae near Wrexham.

The animals were discovered by a member of the public on a footpath on
Tuesday 29 January who gave them shelter by taking them home. The
eight week old kittens were sealed in the box which was disintegrating
as a result of heavy rain.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said: “It beggars belief that someone could
be so heartless … Continue reading…

RSPCA officers have rescued all 18 heifers from a truck that turned over in high winds near Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.

The incident happened on Wednesday 30 January at Brooklands farm in Penybedd, Pembrey. The area was exposed to strong gales and the truck overturned only five miles from its destination. Even though the vehicle ended up in a waterlogged ditch, RSPCA officers successfully
rescued all the trapped animals.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “This was a very challenging situation but all … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and fire service carried out a dramatic sheep rescue on Sunday (27 January) after the animals became stranded near to the B4381 in Welshpool.


The 32 sheep were on a flood plain and were stranded when the River Severn burst its banks overnight.  As waters rose, 20 of the sheep managed to find a patch of higher ground next to a river bridge but the other 12 were balancing about 200 yards away on a hedge line…. Continue reading…