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 is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.

 

The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.

 

It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.

 

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

A lame duck and domesticated goose have been found by the RSPCA injured at a pond in Tredegar.

Officers from the charity were responding to calls about the injured goose at Cefn Golau ponds, when they found the duck at the same location. Both are lame suggesting they have sore legs.

They fear the domesticated goose may have been dumped by an owner due to the injuries.

Anyone with information related to the incident has been urged to contact the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru answered almost 300 calls in 2017 about animals harmed by rubbish, according to shocking new figures.

In total, the charity recieved 278 calls from Wales over the year about animals impacted by litter and discarded objects – incidences the RSPCA say are “entirely avoidable”.

Litter-related incidents across 2017 included three gulls who had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter, at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and … Continue reading…