A seal pup rescued by the RSPCA in West Wales has been returned to the wild after a period of rehabilitation in the charity’s care.

Stunning video footage shows the moment RSPCA staff returned the pup to the wild, on Friday December 8, after two-months of care at wildlife facilities in Hastings. The release took place on a beach adjacent to the RNLI’s Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station, in the Gower.

RSPCA Cymru has – in recent months – … Continue reading…

21.11.14

It may be a lot nicer than living underground in District 13, but this Katniss lookalike would love a new home in time for Christmas.

To mark the release of the latest Hunger Games film, Mockingjay part 1 this week, our Bluebell Ridge cattery in Hastings have released a photo of their very own Katniss in the hope that someone will volunteer to give home to this beautiful survivor.

Katniss is a black-and-white semi-long haired female of around five-years-old, … Continue reading…

20.11.14

A lottery grant has come to the rescue of one of our pioneering projects, which had been under serious threat.

The Hastings Wild Things scheme has been running since 2010. It uses wildlife and nature to help disadvantaged young people and families gain new skills and confidence and engage with animal welfare issues.

It launched with the help of a three year lottery grant and offered children, teens and young parents the chance to experience the great outdoors through … Continue reading…

20.11.13

We received a very special delivery when a young puffin was found on a pavement outside a Post Office.

The forlorn looking bird was spotted by a man in Strood, Kent, and taken to a vet before being transferred to our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre.

The puffin, nicknamed Pat after the world’s favourite postman, has been nursed back to health and is set to be released back into the wild today.

Bel Deering, manager of RSPCA Mallydams Wood, … Continue reading…

17.11.13

A baby seal rescued from a surf beach in Jersey has made a flying visit to one of our wildlife centres.

Wilson the grey seal, thought to be just a couple of weeks old, was flown by plane from Jersey to Southampton last week and then brought to the Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings for treatment and care.

He was spotted being thrown back into the sea by a member of the public on Saturday 4 November in … Continue reading…