An RSPCA officer has rescued a sick guillemot whilst off-duty and walking his dogs in Hartlepool. 

 

Animal collection officer Shane Lynn was out with rescue dogs Bella and Belle yesterday lunchtime (Monday 20 April) when he spotted the stricken seabird floating on the water, struggling to keep his head up.

 

Shane said: “I was at Seaton Carew Beach giving the dogs their daily exercise when I saw the bird.

 

“It was pretty clear he wasn’t alright, he … Continue reading…

A lethargic Swansea gull has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting trapped between the city’s Metropole Chambers and a neighbouring bar.

RSPCA Cymru officers attended after the gull was spotted, unable to move in a gap approximately ten inches wide on Thursday (29 November), on Salubrious Passage in the South West Wales city.

The gap was at the second floor level of the two buildings, and the RSPCA needed to utilise ladders to access the gull. The rescue was … Continue reading…

Two small cats have been found abandoned on a Newport driveway, prompting an RSPCA plea for information.

A member of the public found the cats on their driveway on Bassaleg Road in the South East Wales city on Wednesday (17 October).

The cats – one who is predominantly white, and the other who is mainly tortoiseshell – are fortunately in good health, but the RSPCA has launched an appeal in the hope of finding out who, and why, they were … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a green Pacific parrotlet found on a Newport industrial estate.

Officers were alerted after the bird was found by a member of the public on 9 August, during the afternoon, on the Leeway Industrial Estate.

The bird is very tame, and officers believe it is likely to have escaped from a home in the local area.

Anyone with information about who may own the parrot, or the owner themselves, is urged to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has issued a warning about how to respond to finding unwell or beached cetaceans, after two dolphins were inappropriately returned to the sea by members of the public in West Wales in recent weeks.

Officers say “well-meaning” beach-walkers have sought to help beached dolphins by moving them back into the water, but that this is the “wrong thing to do for the animals, and their welfare”.

Last Sunday (5 August), a dead striped dolphin was found on Coppet … Continue reading…