Powys Council staff welcomed an unusual visitor to their offices at Welshpool Youth Centre on Tuesday (11 September) – with a polecat soon rescued and released by RSPCA staff!

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the shock discovery was made at the Centre, on Howell Drive.

Fortunately, the polecat was in good health – and was safely confined within a room at the council building, before being rescued by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis safely collected the … Continue reading…

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 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…