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…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a very thin maine coon  cat with matted fur and a badly damaged mouth was found in the Barry area.

A member of the public expressed concern after seeing the tabby and white cat in a very poor condition on 16 June. The cat was microchipped – but it is understood the details registered to the chip are out of date.

However, investigations by RSPCA officers suggest the cat was owned … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…

A fox cub thought to have fallen off a Penarth cliff has been rescued, and is undergoing rehabilitation ahead of a planned future return to the wild.

The charity was alerted after a member of the public found the male fox cub while walking in the town last Friday (4 May).

It was feared he may have been struggling with a broken leg, so the members of the public confined the fox club before safely transporting to a veterinary practice…. Continue reading…

An appeal for information has been launched after a Barry cat died on a veterinarian’s recovery table after being shot by an air rifle.

The cat, named Rusty, had the pellet removed by operation on 24 February.

An x-ray scan revealed the pellet in the cat’s back, but – sadly – Rusty did not make it through the recovery stages following surgery.

The cat started to appear unwell approximately two weeks earlier, but had no obvious wounds on her body, … Continue reading…