With Keep Wales Tidy’s Autumn Clean Cymru underway, the RSPCA is urging members of the public to “snip the straps” from used disposable face masks.

The call comes as new figures are published highlighting the impact litter has had on animals since the start of lockdown – with RSPCA Cymru dealing with 35 incidents across the country since lockdown was first announced on 23 March*.

Dumped face masks have become a new hazard to wildlife since the pandemic started. The … Continue reading…

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…

A young gull has been rescued after becoming stuck in a tiny, narrow gap between two fences in Bridgend. 

Heart-warming video footage captures the moments the gull was rescued from the gap, and safely returned to the air from a nearby rooftop.

Rescuers from the RSPCA were notified after the distressed gull was spotted stuck in the gap at the Greenwood Close property on Monday 8 June.

The tiny gap was approximately 12 inches (30cm) wide and far too small … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a friendly lovebird rescued from the chimney of a house in Middlesbrough. 

 

The family who live at the property on Bradhope Road heard a noise behind their fireplace on Saturday morning (11 April) and found the little bird.

 

They managed to get the bird into a box and called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “It was quite a surprise for the family to discover this cheeky … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has rescued a young swan trapped in an enclosed graveyard – just months after rescuing the juvenile’s father.

An officer from the animal welfare charity was alerted after the juvenile swan was spotted among graves, in a cemetery adjacent to Highfield Road in Neath. The swan – a well-known symbol of love – was rescued today (14 February), on St Valentine’s Day.

The bird was unable to take off – likely due to the large fences and quantity … Continue reading…