A parakeet was an unusual visitor to a Cardiff hospital on Tuesday (19 June).

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the bird flew into a kitchen at Ronald McDonald House Charities at the University Hospital of Wales – known commonly as Heath Hospital – at around 2.45pm.

The bird was safely confined, before the animal welfare charity attended to rescue the stray bird. Fortunately, the surprise hospital visitor has now been checked over by a veterinarian and is doing well in … Continue reading…

An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … Continue reading…

A golden plover has been rescued by the RSPCA, after being spotted alone in a domestic garden in the Porthcawl area for a number of days. 

Residents spotted the bird, who was walking around a garden for approximately four days, but made no attempt to fly away, or lift their wings.

The RSPCA was alerted to the bird’s situation, and collected an underweight golden plover, who was able to run and fly only a very short distance.

Officers noticed the … Continue reading…

A search for the owner of an African Grey Parrot has been launched, after being found at the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

The bird was found at the University’s Newport Road-based engineering school on Tuesday (6 March).

A microchip was found on the bird, who is now based at the Valley Vets surgery in Cardiff, but the chip – sadly – has not been registered; meaning the owner is unknown. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru amid fears a heron was shot in the Buckley area.

RSPCA officers were called after the lethargic heron was spotted by a member of the public in their back garden, at Brickfields in the town.

The heron was collected by the RSPCA today (26 January), and taken to specialist wildlife facilities – where close inspection has led to fears the animal was shot, due to the discovery of a suspected … Continue reading…