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.

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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.

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A five-strong team of RSPCA officers has rescued a sheep from a cliff ledge in Llanberis pass in Snowdonia.

It is the second such rescue in the area in a matter of days.

The sheep was brought to safety after a rescue operation involving RSPCA inspectors Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, Andy Broadbent and Mark Roberts, and animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams.

The challenging rescue involved a 75-metre abseil down a cliff. The sheep was caught, put into a bag … Continue reading…

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A team of officers from RSPCA Cymru have successfully rescued a sheep precariously positioned on a cliff ledge near Trearddur Bay on Anglesey last week Friday (14 March).

The sheep had very little room to move on the narrow ledge with a sheer drop into the sea below.

The dangerous rope rescue involved the team abseiling down the cliff face and trying to secure the sheep in an animal bag.

Chief Inspector Helen Mead explained:

“Unfortunately the sheep did

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