An orphaned seal pup has arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, marking the start of the ‘seal season’ for the centre.

The common seal pup, who has been nicknamed Squid, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (9 August), after being rescued from a beach in Scarborough.

She is the first common seal to be admitted to the centre this season. The centre receives mainly grey seals over the winter but the team are … Continue reading…

A gull had to be put to sleep after becoming horribly trapped on a chimney pot on Holywell’s High Street.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the gull was spotted by residents, with his leg trapped by the chimney pot. The bird was left hanging by his leg, and in excruciating pain.

The animal welfare charity teamed-up with Flintshire County Council’s street lighting team to rescue the gull in the incident on Tuesday (6 August).

Sadly, the bird’s injuries were so … Continue reading…

A badger has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting himself trapped in the precarious surroundings of a military live firing range in Caldicot!

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the badger fell some five-foot down a concrete pit at the Rogiet Moor Range, on Tuesday (7 August). The pits are usually used for military personnel to fire from.

The alarm was sounded by the warden for the military firing range, who has been thanked by the RSPCA.

An officer from … Continue reading…

Remarkable photographs show the moment a gull was rescued from a Heath property in Cardiff, with his wing impaled on a television aerial.

Officers from RSPCA Cymru were alerted after the gull was spotted – approximately 25-feet from the ground – trapped on the aerial of a Rhydhelig Avenue property in the Welsh capital on Saturday 6 July.

The RSPCA enlisted the help of firefighters from the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, who attended from the nearby Whitchurch Fire … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued two hedgehogs trapped in a pit where roadworks are being carried out in Whitchurch in Cardiff.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a caller spotted the hedgehogs trapped in the pit at the dead of night, approximately three to four foot underground, and surrounded by rain water.

The rescue took place today (26 June) on Cae Yorath in the Welsh capital city.

Fortunately, the hedgehogs had managed to wriggle free of the rain water, so … Continue reading…