A member of the public built a makeshift catapult to fire carrots up to a wild goat trapped on a North Wales mountain ledge – before RSPCA Cymru rescued the stranded animal. 

The animal welfare charity has praised the “immense kindness” of the individual – who reported the trapped goat to the RSPCA, with a dramatic rescue safely completed on Wednesday 18 March.

RSPCA officers were able to undertake the rescue after North Wales Police identified the grid reference location … Continue reading…

Conwy County Borough Council looks set to become the fifth local authority in Wales to back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

The Council’s Economy and Place Overview Scrutiny Committee last Wednesday (4 March) backed a series of measures to reduce the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the Conwy area.

Proposals include publicising displays in advance so pet owners can be prepared, a public awareness campaign, and encouraging local … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has given a big paws-up to plans from Wrexham County Borough Council that will ensure all dog walkers carry poo bags.

The local authority is consulting on a new ‘Dog Control and Dog Fouling’ Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), ahead of the expiration of current rules on 1 March 2020.

Under new plans, any person who is in control of a dog will need to carry an appropriate receptacle or bag to ensure they can clean up any … Continue reading…

Three cockerels have been found straying near Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse in North Wales.

A member of the public spotted the birds, and was able to keep them safe and well until the RSPCA could make arrangements for their future care, and complete the rescue. They were collected by the RSPCA yesterday (23 January).

None of the birds were microchipped – and anybody with information about any possible owner has been urged to contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line.

All of the … Continue reading…

A gull had to be put to sleep after becoming horribly trapped on a chimney pot on Holywell’s High Street.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the gull was spotted by residents, with his leg trapped by the chimney pot. The bird was left hanging by his leg, and in excruciating pain.

The animal welfare charity teamed-up with Flintshire County Council’s street lighting team to rescue the gull in the incident on Tuesday (6 August).

Sadly, the bird’s injuries were so … Continue reading…