A young gull has been rescued after becoming stuck in a tiny, narrow gap between two fences in Bridgend. 

Heart-warming video footage captures the moments the gull was rescued from the gap, and safely returned to the air from a nearby rooftop.

Rescuers from the RSPCA were notified after the distressed gull was spotted stuck in the gap at the Greenwood Close property on Monday 8 June.

The tiny gap was approximately 12 inches (30cm) wide and far too small … Continue reading…

A fledgling jackdaw had a lucky escape, after getting his leg stuck in guttering on the roof of an Ebbw Vale home. 

The RSPCA and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service teamed-up to come to the aid of the young, troubled bird – who was stuck on a Tir-Y-Berth property on Sunday (14 June).

Officers from the RSPCA enlisted the help of firefighters from Blue Watch out of Ebbw Vale, who were able to access the jackdaw with ladders, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has welcomed news that – as the Covid-19 crisis begins to ease – the Welsh Government has started work on a new law which will end the third party sale of puppies and kittens. 

Lesley Griffiths MS, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has confirmed that new legislation is now being worked up, which will be entitled the Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021.

The change in law would likely mean anybody … Continue reading…

A Llanelli gosling has been rescued and rehabilitated after cotton-type string became caught around his legs, causing injury.

RSPCA Cymru officers were alerted after the troubled gosling was seen with what was initially thought to be fishing line around his legs, at Sandy Water Park.

However, it was found to be cotton-type material which was wound around both of the bird’s legs.

The cotton was wound so tightly around the right leg that the gosling’s foot was badly swollen, and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru fears a financial recession could leave Wales facing an even deeper equine crisis -  with the animal welfare charity already inundated with calls about horses in need. 

Since Covid-19 lockdown measures were announced on 23 March, the RSPCA has received reports of 195 incidents about horses in Wales – prompting fears that worse is to come if an economic recession follows the pandemic.

In 2019, 2,145 equine incidents were reported to the RSPCA in Wales – 10 per … Continue reading…