A Swansea-based swan had a lucky escape after being freed from dangerous fishing litter by RSPCA officers.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the swan was spotted with a fishing hook stuck through his beak in ponds at the Swansea Enterprise Park, known locally as the half-round ponds, near the Wyevale.

A kind-hearted member of the public had spotted the bird’s plight – and the RSPCA removed the fishing line and rig, before releasing the swan back to the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru answered almost 300 calls in 2017 about animals harmed by rubbish, according to shocking new figures.

In total, the charity recieved 278 calls from Wales over the year about animals impacted by litter and discarded objects – incidences the RSPCA say are “entirely avoidable”.

Litter-related incidents across 2017 included three gulls who had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter, at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead rabbit and two thin rabbits were dumped out with the bins on a Leeds street.

 

The dead rabbit was in a pet carrier beside a hutch. The surviving rabbits were running loose.

 

A member of the public spotted them on Regent Crescent in Horsforth on Monday (26 October) and managed to catch them before calling the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Jo Hartley said: “These rabbits were literally dumped out … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after two snakes were found dumped outside in a vivarium in Barrow in Furness.

 

The corn snakes, which are non-venomous constrictors, were found at around 10.30am on Wednesday (14 January) in a gated back street behind Paradise Street, with the rubbish bins.

 

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “It was very cold and it’s unlikely they would have survived very long had they not been found.

 

“Snakes can’t regulate their own body temperatures and … Continue reading…