RSPCA Cymru has today reassured animal lovers that it is continuing to rescue and rehome animals despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The animal charity which – across England and Wales – has a team of frontline officers, 17 animals centres, four wildlife centres and four animal hospitals, has put contingency plans in place to cope with the weeks and months ahead.

Chief executive, Chris Sherwood, said: “Thanks to our amazing, dedicated and professional team of staff and volunteers, the RSPCA is … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has praised the “power of microchipping” after a 17-year-old cat was reunited with their owner, after being missing for two weeks.

The one-eyed cat had somehow moved an amazing six miles – having ventured from her Sully home to Barry.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the cat was found staggering in the Ewbank Close area of the Vale of Glamorgan town.

Fortunately, the cat was microchipped and the RSPCA was able to trace the owners, and return the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued the 100th seal of an “exceptionally busy season” for the animal welfare charity in the south west and west of Wales.

The latest seal to be helped by the charity was seen following a member of the public across a Caswell Bay beach in Swansea, and was shivering constantly. There were loose dogs on the beach, which also caused concern that the seal could be in danger.

RSPCA officers attended, and rescued the pup on Tuesday … Continue reading…

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…