The dangers fishing litter pose to Wales’ wildlife has again come under the spotlight, after the RSPCA raced to the rescue of a troubled swan at Pen-Y-Fan Pond in Crumlin.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the swan with fishing line caught around their legs and back.

Officers from the charity continue to respond to animal welfare emergencies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The RSPCA says the incident acts as another reminder as to the dangers … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and officers from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have rescued a swan with a dog bite from a pond in Sheffield, to applause from local people.

 

The RSPCA attended Frecheville Pond just off Hopedale Road at around 5pm on Thursday afternoon (2 April) after a report that a swan had been attacked by a dog, and was injured. She was on an island with her mate, sitting on a nest of eggs.

 

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An RSPCA officer had her face spat in by members of a group of teenagers who shouted “have Corona b****” whilst she was rescuing a swan in Hull, East Yorkshire.

 

Animal Welfare Officer Leanne Honess-Heather was helping a swan who was tangled in fishing line when she was approached by the five male youths aged 16 or 17. 

 

The incident happened on Saturday (21 March) close to Rush Lyvars Fishing lake, Preston Road, Hedon, Hull.

 

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The RSPCA has rescued a young swan trapped in an enclosed graveyard – just months after rescuing the juvenile’s father.

An officer from the animal welfare charity was alerted after the juvenile swan was spotted among graves, in a cemetery adjacent to Highfield Road in Neath. The swan – a well-known symbol of love – was rescued today (14 February), on St Valentine’s Day.

The bird was unable to take off – likely due to the large fences and quantity … Continue reading…

An injured swan has been helped by the RSPCA, following a dramatic port rescue in Barry.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by Associated British Ports’ Barry Marine team, after the swan was spotted in the dock at Atlantic Way, with fishing lure attached to the wing.

Staff working on the ‘Peter the Great Boat’ at the port had been monitoring the troubled swan for some while.

The bird had been visiting the engine-less boat – which was dredging in … Continue reading…