A gull had to be put to sleep after becoming horribly trapped on a chimney pot on Holywell’s High Street.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the gull was spotted by residents, with his leg trapped by the chimney pot. The bird was left hanging by his leg, and in excruciating pain.

The animal welfare charity teamed-up with Flintshire County Council’s street lighting team to rescue the gull in the incident on Tuesday (6 August).

Sadly, the bird’s injuries were so … Continue reading…

A badger has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting himself trapped in the precarious surroundings of a military live firing range in Caldicot!

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the badger fell some five-foot down a concrete pit at the Rogiet Moor Range, on Tuesday (7 August). The pits are usually used for military personnel to fire from.

The alarm was sounded by the warden for the military firing range, who has been thanked by the RSPCA.

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A juvenile female Alabama map turtle has been rescued from a stream in Caerphilly.

Two children are understood to have found the tiny turtle in the stream next to the Asda superstore on Pantygwindy Road in Caerphilly on Wednesday (7 August).

The stray reptile was transported to a local veterinary practice for care and support, before RSPCA officers collected the animal and took her to the International Tortoise Association in Sully.

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The RSPCA has revealed there were 8,098 calls coming through to its cruelty line in Wales last year with concerns for the welfare of cats – which is almost one every HOUR.

Across England and Wales the charity received more than 100,000 calls and rescues more cats than any other animal whether this is moggies stuck in tight spots, to cats that have been abandoned or neglected and abused.

In Wales, Cardiff, Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taff received the most … Continue reading…

Purr-haps you are thinking about adopting a pet cat?

If so, RSPCA Cymru is urging you to ‘adopt don’t shop’ and consider rehoming a cat from a rescue centre ahead of International Cat Day (8 August).

Currently RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay has 27 cats looking for their fur-ever homes.

Centre manager Victoria Williams said: “At the moment we do have a large number of cats in our care and would love for them to find their … Continue reading…