A gull has been rescued after getting stuck in netting between a Greggs, a gym and a cocktail bar in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted on Tuesday (13 July) after a member of the public spotted the gull’s plight on Park Place in the Welsh capital and sounded the alarm.

The animal welfare charity says the incident acts as a reminder as to the dangers netting can pose to animals.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels attended, and enlisted the support of … Continue reading…

The journey of two fat staffies put on a diet plan to shift the pounds is set to hit the nation’s TV screens. 

Tomorrow’s episode (6 July) of ‘The Dog Rescuers‘ on Five features Staffordshire bull terrier duo Honey and Spotty from Norwich, and their battle with weight loss.

RSPCA inspector Emily Astillberry paid a visit to the chubby duo after concerned reports about their condition were made to the charity.

While the RSPCA often deals with issues … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government has been urged to ban “torturous, cruel” glue traps in Wales and not risk the nation’s animal welfare standards “falling behind” England – as the UK Government gives its support to a Private Members Bill.

Calls come after Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson proposed a Private Member’s Bill – the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill – which would ban the use of these traps in England. The Bill has the backing of the UK Government.

Glue traps, … Continue reading…

A “fox in the box” scored an own goal – after getting caught in football goal netting in a back garden in Swansea.

RSPCA animal rescue officer Paula Milton raced to the scene on Long View Road in Swansea on 19 May, and found the fox cub’s back legs and pelvis hopelessly tangled in the goal netting.

ARO Milton was able to keep the cub calm by covering him in a big blanket, before she cut him loose from the … Continue reading…

Where is the love for this beautiful lovebird?

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a lovebird was found abandoned in its cage at the side of a road in Caerau, Cardiff.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a nearby resident who had found the cage with the bird inside at around 7.30pm on Caerau Lane on Monday (16 November). The caller kindly took the bird and cage home with them from the cold weather conditions for safe keeping…. Continue reading…