RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder to the public about the dangers of litter and debris to wildlife, after a badly-injured gull was found with wire entangled around their feet in Barry.

The charity’s officers were alerted after the bird was spotted injured and making no attempt to fly, on Tuesday (16 October). Wire was tied tightly around the feet of the bird, with one foot visibly hanging off.

An RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) has said the ordeal would … Continue reading…

Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

“RSPCA Cymru looks forward to closely scrutinising this bill, and working with the Welsh Government and … Continue reading…

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 dramatic seal rescue – labelled the “most technical” ever dealt with by an RSPCA officer – hits television screens on Wednesday (September 12) as part of a new wildlife series.

Wednesday’s edition of ‘Saving Britain’s Wildlife’ – broadcast on Quest Red – tells the incredible story of the seal, who became badly trapped amid heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the Port Talbot steelworks in November.

Remarkably, a three-tonne boulder was physically shifted out of the … Continue reading…

A cygnet who had a ‘lucky escape’ after swallowing a large fishing hook has prompted the RSPCA to urge anglers to take litter home with them.

The bird was rescued from a lake in Rotherham, on Wednesday last week (29 August), with a 7cm-long fishing hook in his throat and fishing line wrapped around his esophagus.

He was taken to a local vet but was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, as his injuries needed … Continue reading…