A six-strong team of RSPCA officers completed a dramatic rope rescue of a Great Orme goat, on Tuesday (15 August).

The young male goat had become trapped on a ledge, towering above Llandudno’s Marine Drive.

RSPCA Cymru closely monitored the animal’s progress, and it became apparent a rope rescue team would be required to bring the goat to safety.

Access to the goat was discussed with a local ranger, and – after carrying out a detailed risk assessment – RSPCA … Continue reading…

A swan is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after he was found covered in petrol in a lake at St Helens.

Two RSPCA officers rescued the swan from a lake in Gerards Lane on Wednesday (9 August) after a member of the public reported the incident to the charity.

The swan was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he will be cleaned by staff and monitored.

Animal Welfare Office Steve Wickham said: “The … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten was rescued TWICE in one day – when he was found abandoned in a street in a box, then from a car engine just minutes later!

The eight-week-old ginger and white cat was found abandoned by a member of the public in a box, along with four littermates, in Randal Street, Nottingham today (Thurs 10 August).

The member of the public picked up the box and was walking towards the RSPCA’s Nottingham branch, in Hyson Green, when … 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 cat who had got himself stuck between two walls was freed with the help of an RSPCA officer and a bottle of washing up liquid.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a concerned homeowner who found the cat wedged in a four-inch gap between her house and her next door neighbour’s, on Monday morning (10 April).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon went to the address, in Hednesford Road, Cannock, and found the cat lying on his back, … Continue reading…