An unlucky common seal – who needed the help of the RSPCA – had only returned to the wild earlier this year after spending eight months of rehabilitation with Seal Rescue Ireland.

The RSPCA was contacted after the troubled seal – now named Prius – was spotted by a member of the public at the Salt Marshes, off Fabian Way at Jersey Marine, near the Swansea University Bay Campus.

RSPCA Cymru transferred the seal – on 7 March – to … Continue reading…

An American bulldog was found in a “pitiful” condition staggering the streets of a South Wales village, prompting an urgent RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were contacted after the female dog was found in the village of Quakers Yard – near Merthyr Tydfil – on Friday (9 March).

The white and brown dog – who is very identifiable due to a scar on her back – had an abscess underneath her throat which was dripping with … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a seven-week-old puppy was found dumped in a shoebox.

The young Staffordshire bull terrier type pup – who has now been named Molly – was found in a garden at Bro Llethi, Llanarth, Cardiganshire, on Monday (12 March).

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “This small defenceless puppy has been callously abandoned on her own in a shoebox. The caller very kindly took care of the puppy until we arrived. It is believed she … Continue reading…

A female badger has died after being found heavily entangled in a snare and barbed wire.

The adult female badger was found in the Lampeter area and was believed to have been trapped for a few days.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West said: “The badger was very tangled up at the bottom of some fencing. There was no way the badger could have escaped, but luckily I was able to cut all wire and take the badger immediately … Continue reading…

A fox trapped in a snare in Holywell has been rescued and released by RSPCA Cymru.

Following his rescue near Llanerch-Y-Mor in February, the male fox was taken to RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre for vet treatment.

After a successful period of rehabilitation rescuers released the fox back into the wild on Tuesday evening (6 March). Heartwarming video footage caught the moment the fox returned to the wild.

RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton said: “The fox had become trapped on a … Continue reading…