A Harris Hawk has been rescued from a Swansea tree, following joint action from RSPCA Cymru and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The bird was spotted by a passer-by on 14 March; stuck upside down in a silver birch tree in the Townhill area.

Sadly, the bird’s jesses had become intertwined in branches, leaving the Harris Hawk trapped approximately 25-feet up the tree.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and enlisted the support of Mid and West Wales Fire … Continue reading…

Two pigeons have been saved in remarkable circumstances, rescued five floors up at a Hilton hotel in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru attended the scene, after the two birds were spotted – on 17 February – dangling from their feet, trapped in netting towards the top of the Hilton Hotel, in the centre of Wales’ capital city.

The support of crews from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) was enlisted by the RSPCA, who were able to free both birds from … Continue reading…

Three gulls have had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter in the Cardiff area.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and South Wales Fire & Rescue, to help the birds on 17 January – but, unfortunately, their injuries were too severe and they had to be put to sleep.

The charity was alerted after a gull was spotted hanging from one wing from a tree, tangled amid the branches 30 foot from the … Continue reading…

An RSPCA centre in Cheshire is appealing for bird-lovers to get in touch after becoming inundated with budgies.

Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, currently has 21 budgies at the centre – 18 of which came from the same household after their owner passed away.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange, said they were keen to rehome them as soon as possible. He said: “It is unusual for us to have as many budgies as we do at the moment and we’d … Continue reading…

Four ducks and three turkeys were rescued by the RSPCA after they were spotted at a service station on the M6.

The animal welfare charity were called after the birds were spotted by staff at Corley Service Station, on the M6 northbound near Coventry, on Thursday morning last week (6 October).

The birds, all in good health, were initially thought to have strayed, however despite local enquiries being made, no owner has been found – leading RSPCA officers to believe … Continue reading…