RSPCA officers have abseiled 25-metres down a Swansea cliff edge to save a stranded sheep, with the dramatic rescue caught on camera.

The charity was alerted after members of the public spotted the sheep, trapped down a cliff in the Pitton area of Rhossili, in the Gower Peninsula.

An RSPCA rope rescue team attended and abseiled down the cliff to rescue the stranded animal.  The rescue was completed on 10 January.

The sheep was safely caught by RSPCA officers, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a video being circulated on the internet which shows an injured sheep – thought to have a broken leg – being tossed into a field by a man.

It is believed that the footage – which has been retweeted more than 6,000 times on Twitter – was filmed near to Stoke-on-Trent, however the RSPCA does not have any further information at this stage.

As a result, the animal welfare charity is appealing for … Continue reading…

The dramatic RSPCA Cymru rescue of a sheep trapped in a Gwynedd cove has been captured on film.

Breathtaking footage, largely recorded on action cameras, shows RSPCA officers swimming out to the cove to complete the amazing rescue.

The four-person rescue took place on 10 May, in Trefor, on the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula – and demonstrates the incredible lengths the charity will go to rescue animals, and protect their welfare.

RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Mark Roberts, … Continue reading…

Torfaen County Borough Council has become the latest Local Authority in Wales to implement a ban on the use of sky lanterns on their land.

After discussions with RSPCA Cymru, the Council has taken moves to ban the objects, which can have deadly consequences for animals and their welfare.

Torfaen are the 16th Council in Wales to take this action – meaning a complete ban across Wales’ Local Authority land is a step closer. Sky lanterns can be ingested by … Continue reading…

A seven-strong team of RSPCA officers have staged a remarkable rescue of a trapped sheep from a quarry in Snowdonia.

The sheep had been trapped for approximately two weeks, and was stuck several hundred feet down the quarry, which prompted a call to the RSPCA.

RSPCA officers arrived at the scene to find the sheep uninjured, and with access to food and water, but with no way to return safely to land.

Inspectors Mark Roberts, Mike Pugh, Andy Broadbent, Kia … Continue reading…