A muscovy-cross duck rescued from Ebbw Vale was the 30,000th animal treated by the RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic.

The clinic – which opened in 2005 – provides vital veterinary service for sick and injured animals that have been rescued by the RSPCA’s frontline officers. It also offers low-cost veterinary service for local pets owned by those in receipt of certain state benefits.

Senior clinician Jon Fitzmaurice and his team treat a wide range of animals each year – and were … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged Deeside residents to be on the look-out for approximately 15 pet canaries believed to be loose in the Sandycroft area.

It is understood the pet birds are on the loose in the local area, and anyone who spots one has been urged to note the location, carefully confine them if possible in a secure, well-ventilated cardboard box and contact the RSPCA immediately.

Sadly, it is not anticipated that the pet birds will be able to survive … Continue reading…

A gull had to be put to sleep after becoming horribly trapped on a chimney pot on Holywell’s High Street.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the gull was spotted by residents, with his leg trapped by the chimney pot. The bird was left hanging by his leg, and in excruciating pain.

The animal welfare charity teamed-up with Flintshire County Council’s street lighting team to rescue the gull in the incident on Tuesday (6 August).

Sadly, the bird’s injuries were so … Continue reading…

A lethargic Swansea gull has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting trapped between the city’s Metropole Chambers and a neighbouring bar.

RSPCA Cymru officers attended after the gull was spotted, unable to move in a gap approximately ten inches wide on Thursday (29 November), on Salubrious Passage in the South West Wales city.

The gap was at the second floor level of the two buildings, and the RSPCA needed to utilise ladders to access the gull. The rescue was … Continue reading…

An injured swan has been helped by the RSPCA, following a dramatic port rescue in Barry.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by Associated British Ports’ Barry Marine team, after the swan was spotted in the dock at Atlantic Way, with fishing lure attached to the wing.

Staff working on the ‘Peter the Great Boat’ at the port had been monitoring the troubled swan for some while.

The bird had been visiting the engine-less boat – which was dredging in … Continue reading…