RSPCA Cymru and Natural Resources Wales have joined forces to urge livestock owners in flood-risk areas to sign up for flood alerts, after the RSPCA rescued 12 stranded sheep from River Clwyd flooding in mid-June.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after members of the public spotted the stranded  sheep in a meadow, with water current either side of the animals.

Video footage captured the precarious situation which the sheep found themselves in.

Fortunately, a successful rescue was completed by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is offering free short term pet boarding for flood victims who have been forced to leave  their homes.

 

Specially trained water rescue teams from the RSPCA have helped rescue both people and animals since the disaster started at the weekend.

 

Now that the water appears to be receding and the clean-up has started we are offering pet boarding to people who have been made homeless.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “This is a terribly … Continue reading…

Four flood rescue teams of specially trained RSPCA officers have been out rescuing animals and people during Storm Desmond.

 

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even chickens have all been rescued, mainly from residential properties across the north of England, where their owners were forced to evacuate the rising flood waters.

 

As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.

 

Among those was a semi-conscious … Continue reading…

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We have helped rescue more than 60 animals from flooding in just five days.

In the most recent rescue, members of our water rescue team and a field officer from World Horse Welfare (WHW), the largest rescue and rehoming horse charity in the UK, saved two foals and seven horses from a flooded field.

Two foals, a miniature Shetland pony and six horses were trapped in a waterlogged field in Colnbrook, Berkshire, after a river nearby burst its bank…. Continue reading…