The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a swan in Mumbles who was struggling after a fishing hook became embedded into her skin.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after members of the public saw the swan unable to stand properly and only moving her head, on Devon Place in the Mumbles area.

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley found the swan on the beach on Monday (1 February) and it was soon established that the swan’s condition and … Continue reading…

A quick-thinking member of the public helped alert the RSPCA to an injured beach-stricken gull by surrounding the bird with seaweed, and writing a message in the sand.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a member of the public spotted a badly injured gull on a Swansea Bay beach on Friday (6 October), sitting motionless.

The caller was unable to remain in situ with the bird while the RSPCA travelled to the incident, so thought of an innovative way to alert … Continue reading…

A stray pet beauty snake has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in Swansea, prompting a search for the owner.

The snake was spotted by a member of the public, on her window ledge on Bedford Street, in the Morriston area of the city. It soon disappeared – but was later seen by a neighbour in a back garden, and RSPCA Cymru came to collect the animal. The rescue was completed last Thursday (10 August).

Anyone with any knowledge regarding who … Continue reading…

A South West Wales RSPCA officer has been recognised with a special award for her service to animals.

Ellie West, RSPCA animal collection officer, has been recognised by the charity with the special Jeanne McBride Award, as part of its annual ‘Honours’ event.

ACO West has been involved in a series of high-profile and dramatic rescues and collections, as part of her work to keep animals in South West Wales safe.

She is one of 29 winners at the awards … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a cat was fatally shot in the Neath area.

The cat – named Bird – was found with a puncture wound between his shoulder blades, and was in severe distress as he dragged his back legs along the floor.

Sadly, Bird’s injuries were so severe that he later died from the extent of the injuries.

He was found at approximately 10:20pm, on 17 May, in the area of Valley View within … Continue reading…