A seal with a severe eye injury is the fiftieth rescued by the RSPCA in the South West and West Wales region this season.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the lethargic seal was spotted struggling to move on Aberystwyth beach on Saturday (8 December).

The seal was stranded on a busy area of the beach, and was safely moved by experienced seal handlers before being collected by the RSPCA.

Fortunately, the seal is responding well to treatment and is currently … Continue reading…

A Connah’s Quay resident had a shock when discovering 40 pet mice abandoned in a box at Cheshire Oaks.

The discovery was made when friends were out walking last Friday (7 December), and stumbled across a brown cardboard box – with child-like drawings on the side – filled with dozens of live mice.

RSPCA Cymru collected the mice, after they were transferred by the member of the public back to their home in Connah’s Quay.

The mice have now been … Continue reading…

Avoiding unnecessary single-use plastics this festive season could help ensure a kinder Christmas for animals, says RSPCA Cymru.

The call comes after new statistics show the RSPCA has received 26 calls from Wales about plastic-related incidents, up to 26 November this year. It follows 27 calls coming to RSPCA Cymru during 2017.

Call figures, however, are likely to be higher – as these only denote those calls where plastic was specifically referenced.

This year, issues have included a hybrid duck … Continue reading…

Dogs from across North East Wales have been invited to put their best paw forward, for a free-of-charge RSPCA branch Big Walkies event this weekend (Sunday 16 December).

The RSPCA’s Wrexham & Deeside branch has teamed-up with Barks Boot Camp to host the mass Wepre Park dog walk, in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.

Registration is free and begins at 10am, before the dog walk starts at 10.30am. It is estimated that the walk will take between 45 minutes and one hour … Continue reading…

A lethargic Swansea gull has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting trapped between the city’s Metropole Chambers and a neighbouring bar.

RSPCA Cymru officers attended after the gull was spotted, unable to move in a gap approximately ten inches wide on Thursday (29 November), on Salubrious Passage in the South West Wales city.

The gap was at the second floor level of the two buildings, and the RSPCA needed to utilise ladders to access the gull. The rescue was … Continue reading…