A dramatic seal rescue – labelled the “most technical” ever dealt with by an RSPCA officer – hits television screens on Wednesday (September 12) as part of a new wildlife series.

Wednesday’s edition of ‘Saving Britain’s Wildlife’ – broadcast on Quest Red – tells the incredible story of the seal, who became badly trapped amid heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the Port Talbot steelworks in November.

Remarkably, a three-tonne boulder was physically shifted out of the … Continue reading…

A hedgehog trapped in a metal fence had a slippery escape after an RSPCA inspector used soapy water to free the animal from his plight.

RSPCA Cymru were notified after the hedgehog was found trapped between gaps in a metal fence, at a property on Long Vue Road in Port Talbot.

The hedgehog was badly trapped, and unable to move through the gap – but, fortunately, the RSPCA was able to rescue the animal. The incident took place on Monday … Continue reading…

A seal rescued in “some of the most dramatic circumstances imaginable” in Port Talbot has been returned to the wild by the RSPCA, following six months of rehabilitation.

Video footage captured the heartwarming moment the seal was returned to the wild, after playing the starring role in one of the most high-profile rescues undertaken by the RSPCA in 2017.

The animal welfare charity had led a multi-agency operation in November to save the seal. She had become trapped amid heavy … Continue reading…

A black cat has been rescued from a tight squeeze – after getting their neck badly caught-up in netting between two Port Talbot properties.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted on Saturday (14 April) after a member of the public saw the panicked cat thrashing around and constrained by green netting adjacent to two walls.

An RSPCA animal welfare officer attended Trefelin Crescent, and was able to cut the terrified moggy free from the netting.

Fortunately, the cat was not injured from … Continue reading…

A Port Talbot cat was rescued from a house fire, and given crucial oxygen therapy from specialist feline-friendly equipment.

The house fire occurred on Jersey Street in Port Talbot on Saturday 15 July. Fire crews from Neath and Port Talbot attended to tackle the blaze.

A man had managed to exit the property prior to the arrival of firefighters, and went to a local hospital via ambulance. However, a cat – still in the property – was rescued by firefighters, … Continue reading…