RSPCA Cymru have rescued a lamb in the Llŷn Peninsula who was stuck on a cliff edge without grazing and being pecked by birds.
The animal welfare charity was alerted after walkers spotted the sheep stranded on the ledge at the Trefor Sea Stacks.
No grazing was available on the cliff edge for the lamb, while she was surrounded by nesting shag birds who would peck her every time she moved.
The young sheep was in urgent need of help … Continue reading…
A 12-strong team of RSPCA officers – including rope rescue specialists – have saved three sheep trapped precariously on a steep cliff edge at Dinas Island in West Wales.
The sheep had become trapped on the cliff above the sea with very limited grazing available and were in “serious jeopardy”.
Remarkable drone footage shows the extent of the sheep’s plight – and the size of the drop to the sea below.
RSPCA officers abseiled down to reach the sheep, and … Continue reading…
The RSPCA and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up to come to the aid of a sheep stuck on cliffs at Blaenllechau in the Rhondda Fach valley.
Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the sheep was spotted stranded on the steep cliff edge by concerned onlookers.
RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the firefighters from the Ebbw Vale and Barry Green Watch rescue teams, who deployed their rope rescue specialists and abseiled down … Continue reading…
RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news of a joint consultation from the UK and Welsh Governments which proposes to ban the live export of animals from England and Wales.
The RSPCA has been calling to stop live exports for more than 50 years – and have labelled the news as a “landmark” moment for animal welfare.
Last year, over 6,000 live animals were transported abroad from the UK directly to be slaughtered – though this has fallen rapidly from the nearly … Continue reading…
RSPCA Cymru and Natural Resources Wales have joined forces to urge livestock owners in flood-risk areas to sign up for flood alerts, after the RSPCA rescued 12 stranded sheep from River Clwyd flooding in mid-June.
The animal welfare charity was alerted after members of the public spotted the stranded sheep in a meadow, with water current either side of the animals.
Video footage captured the precarious situation which the sheep found themselves in.
Fortunately, a successful rescue was completed by … Continue reading…