A seven-strong team of RSPCA officers have staged a remarkable rescue of a trapped sheep from a quarry in Snowdonia.

The sheep had been trapped for approximately two weeks, and was stuck several hundred feet down the quarry, which prompted a call to the RSPCA.

RSPCA officers arrived at the scene to find the sheep uninjured, and with access to food and water, but with no way to return safely to land.

Inspectors Mark Roberts, Mike Pugh, Andy Broadbent, Kia … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging Local Authorities across Wales not to be “bad neighbours”, following news that a twelfth Local Authority has acted to ban the use of deadly sky lanterns on land which they control.

Further to RSPCA Cymru’s campaign on the issue, Ceredigion Council has now implemented a local ban on the release of the devices, in a move which will help protect animals based in the county, and surrounding areas.

Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the unanimous backing given by Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf to a ban on the use of sky lanterns on Local Authority land.

Councillors voted in favour of the action at a full council meeting on Wednesday evening (June 24th), and also urged the Welsh Government to implement legislation restricting the use and sale of sky lanterns across Wales.

The Notice of Motion debated by RCT Councillors showed clear support for RSPCA Cymru’s long-standing campaign on … Continue reading…

A five-strong team of RSPCA officers has rescued a sheep from a cliff ledge in Llanberis pass in Snowdonia.

It is the second such rescue in the area in a matter of days.

The sheep was brought to safety after a rescue operation involving RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, Andy Broadbent and Mark Roberts, and animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams.

The challenging rescue involved a 75-metre abseil down a cliff. The sheep was caught, put into a bag … Continue reading…

23.01.14

We have co-ordinated the dramatic rescue of a young female calf who fell a hundred feet over a cliff during a landslip.

The heifer, a seven-month-old Dexter, became stranded in an inaccessible cove below the Lizard lighthouse in Cornwall.

Although the calf miraculously appeared relatively unharmed, planning her rescue would take several days. So, wet hay was dropped over the cliff to ensure the calf had adequate food and hydration while the rescue was worked out.

Co-ordinating a difficult … Continue reading…