The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a female mallard duck struggling with sinusitis at Llangorse Lake near Brecon. 

Sinusitis refers to the infection and inflammation of the infraorbital sinuses. The inflammation was so significant on the duck’s face that members of the public spotted the bird’s plight and noticed she was having difficulty eating.

RSPCA officers rescued the duck on Wednesday (26 August), and took the animal to have the inflammation and swelling on her face drained by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has come to the aid of a hedgehog trapped under a fence post in Cwmbran.

Local residents spotted the hedgehog on the pavement near their Beechleigh Close home, last Tuesday (18 August).

Tasha Jack and her nine-year-old son Jake went to check on the hedgehog soon afterwards – only to find the animal had got himself wedged under a nearby fence.

She said: “I was out walking with my son Jake, and we spotted the hedgehog on the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the law surrounding the ownership of goshawks, after rescuing a stray found in Tonypandy.

The male goshawk – who was wearing jesses – was collected by the RSPCA on Saturday 1 August, after he was spotted venturing down the road on foot by a member of the public.

Owned goshawks – like some other birds of prey – must be registered by their keeper under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and must … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after darts made from nails were found in a garden in Barry, prompting fears they were used to target animals.

The home-made darts, made from nails with plastic and paper for flights, were found on 2 May in the back garden of a Phyllis Street property in the Vale of Glamorgan town.

Anyone with information about the darts has been urged to contact the RSPCA. There is some concern the darts were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has dealt with 1,641 animal welfare incidents in the month following the nation entering lockdown. 

Dramatic new figures show that – despite the Covid-19 restrictions – the RSPCA is dealing with more than 51 incidents each and every day in Wales.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to reach and rescue animals most in need. … Continue reading…