The RSPCA has issued a reminder to the “well-meaning” public not to seek to refloat beached or stranded cetaceans or aquatic mammals.

A sub-adult dolphin – approximately two metres in length – found at Penycwn beach in Pembrokeshire had to be put to sleep, after being found weak and thin on 25 July.

It is understood members of the public had earlier returned the dolphin to the sea in an attempt to help the animal, who was then seen trying … Continue reading…

Four dumped cockerels have been rescued by the RSPCA after being found on the side of the road in Swansea. 

A member of the public reported the abandoned birds to the RSPCA, after spotting them last Wednesday afternoon (29 July) on Allt-Y-Graban Road.

Three white cockerels and one brown cockerel were rescued by RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West and are now at a local private boarding establishment.

An appeal for information has now been launched in the hope … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after a skewbald stallion pony with an untreated abscess was removed from Gelligaer Common.

Officers from the animal welfare charity jointly worked with Redwings Horse Sanctuary, The British Horse Society and Caerphilly Council to reach the badly injured pony, on 28 July.

The stallion – who was not microchipped – is now in the care of the RSPCA and undergoing treatment for the abscess. He had to be sedated using a tranquiliser … Continue reading…

The RSPCA raced to the rescue of a deer buck on Monday (20 July) – after his antlers became tangled in a climbing rope attached to a tree at Hilston Park in Monmouthshire.

Remarkable video footage shows the extent of the panicked fallow deer buck’s plight – with the animal unable to escape, and the rope – at some points – pulling all four of his legs off the ground.

Members of the public spotted the deer and contacted the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and the same team of Cardiff firefighters twice came to the aid of gulls stricken by guttering on Monday (20 July). 

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a gull chick was spotted stuck in the gutters of a supermarket in the Heath area of the city.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Fiona Thomas enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Ely White Watch, who were able to reach the gull utilising ladders – shortly … Continue reading…