A hedgehog trapped in a metal fence had a slippery escape after an RSPCA inspector used soapy water to free the animal from his plight.

RSPCA Cymru were notified after the hedgehog was found trapped between gaps in a metal fence, at a property on Long Vue Road in Port Talbot.

The hedgehog was badly trapped, and unable to move through the gap – but, fortunately, the RSPCA was able to rescue the animal. The incident took place on Monday … Continue reading…

An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … Continue reading…

A Pontardawe father and son have been sentenced after illegally keeping a wild goshawk, and failing to ensure urgent veterinary treatment for the bird’s severely broken wing.

Paul Baker, 67, and Jess Baker, 39 –  pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Swansea Magistrates’ Court last week, including an admission that their actions led to the goshawk suffering unnecessarily.

The pair were sentenced at the court yesterday (16 May), with father Paul banned from keeping any bird for a … Continue reading…

A seriously underweight peregrine falcon found grounded in a Cross Keys park has been rescued and is undergoing rehabilitation.

The charity was alerted after the young male bird of prey was found by passers-by on Sunday 6 May in Waunfawr Park, near the cricket pavilion.

Dog walkers and other members of the public were surrounding the bird, which the RSPCA has said would have been a “very unusual sight” to come across on the ground of the park.

Members of … 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…