Merthyr is set to become the only area in Wales where a council-ban on the release of sky lanterns is not in force.

RSPCA Cymru has long campaigned for a ban on the release of sky lanterns, which can have deadly consequences for pets, farm animals and wildlife.

Sky lanterns – which are lifted into the air via an open flame heat source – can be ingested by animals, or cause entanglement or entrapment. This can lead to unsuspecting animals … Continue reading…

A hungry cat had to be rescued after he got an empty tin can jammed on his head.

The RSPCA was contacted by a worried woman who spotted the cat under her car on the driveway of her home in Longton Lane, Prescot, Merseyside, on Thursday morning last week.

Inspector Helen Smith attended and managed to pull the tin off his head – before the uninjured but sheepish cat made a dash for it.

“He had got pretty much his … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged the public not to discard litter after an inspector was called to rescue a victim of rubbish – a cat with a tin of dog food stuck on her head.

Inspector Heather Morris was contacted on Sunday last week (18 June) after a member of the public spotted the puss in a spot of bother in Queensway, Winsford.

The black and white cat had got her head wedged inside the dog food can and couldn’t get … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten was rescued by the RSPCA – after he got his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter while raiding a bin.

The animal welfare charity was called by a concerned member of the public who found the struggling black and white cat, thought to be no more than six months old, on land in Tilbury Lane, Oxford, on Saturday (21 January).

RSPCA inspector Jaime Godfrey said: “The kitten had his head completely stuck inside a plastic … Continue reading…

A fox cub was rescued by the RSPCA after he got his head stuck in a plastic jam jar in Northamptonshire.

The young cub was seen by a member of the public in St Peter’s Avenue, in Rushden, who immediately called the RSPCA.

Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who attended the incident, on Friday 20 May, said: “The poor cub had hidden himself under a car. Sadly the jar was firmly wedged over his head and it is unlikely he … Continue reading…