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…

RSPCA Cymru received 133 calls in June regarding animals in hot environments in Wales, and is bracing itself for a busy July as temperatures continue to soar across the country.

The new figures suggest that, in Wales, the RSPCA receives more than one call on the issue every five and a half hours.

Across England and Wales, 2,065 calls were received on the issue by the charity over the month – with a majority relating to dogs, often left in … 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…

A marmoset monkey has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru from a house in Blaenymaes, Swansea.

The charity was alerted to the whereabouts of the monkey, named Lola, after an advertisement appeared on social media seeking to sell the animal.

RSPCA Cymru arrived at the property to find the primate being kept in hugely inappropriate conditions. The monkey was loose in the living room, with a 3ft x 3ft x 3ft cage positioned in the corner with a UV light above … Continue reading…