Two badgers who were saved in “dramatic circumstances” from the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal have been returned to the wild after a period of rehabilitation with the RSPCA.

RSPCA Cymru say the release marked “another happy ending”, following a rescue which one officer had labelled her most “bizarre and unusual day” in 15 years on the frontline.

Video footage captures the heart-warming moment the badgers were safely returned to the Cwmbran area.

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An RSPCA officer has labelled helping two badgers trapped on a ladder in a Torfaen canal as “the most bizarre and unusual” day in her 15 years on the frontline. 

The animal welfare charity teamed up with firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service to help two badgers, who had – unfathomably – got stuck between metal steps and the wall, on Pentre Lane over the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in Cwmbran.

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The RSPCA has awarded an honour to one of the founders of a wildlife rescue in Wales.

Michael Sharratt, of Whitland, has dedicated his life to wildlife welfare for over 50 years. He helped to set up the badger group in West Wales, known as Badger Watch and Rescue Dyfed, and is still an active member.

He was awarded the prestigious Queen Victoria Silver Award at a star studded ceremony at the Royal Society in London, hosted by Alastair Stewart … Continue reading…

Responding to the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning Bovine Tb, a spokesperson for RSPCA Cymru said: 

“Bovine Tb is a devastating disease for many animals, which can have a massive impact on Wales’ farming community. RSPCA Cymru remains steadfast in its commitment to working with stakeholders to support eradication, which must be the priority.

“We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to not pursue an England-style cull of badgers, which has been … Continue reading…

The cruel and indiscriminate nature of snares has been highlighted, after a badger became trapped in a device in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the incident on 5 February, after a badger was found trapped in the snare, next to a fence, in a Barry field.

A member of the public initially thought the badger was foraging by the fence, but, after being concerned by a lack of movement, later found it to be trapped.

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