A gull has been rescued after getting stuck in netting between a Greggs, a gym and a cocktail bar in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted on Tuesday (13 July) after a member of the public spotted the gull’s plight on Park Place in the Welsh capital and sounded the alarm.

The animal welfare charity says the incident acts as a reminder as to the dangers netting can pose to animals.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels attended, and enlisted the support of … Continue reading…

A peregrine falcon fledgling was rescued by the RSPCA after falling to the pavement outside its famous City Hall nesting spot in Cardiff.

The young, struggling bird was spotted by concerned members of the public who contacted the RSPCA.

Onlookers had seen the fledgling retreat from the clock tower into a nearby tree, before falling to the ground – having been pecked by gulls in the vicinity.

Cardiff’s City Hall is famous locally as a nesting spot for the birds … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Gwent branch is appealing for volunteers and support to help the charity continue its vital work rescuing animals in need across the South East Wales region.

The branch, which stretches from Newport to Builth Wells from Brecon to Monmouth, dealt with over 70 rescues and enquiries in June alone.

These included the rescue of a duck with an injured wing in Lydney Boating Lake. The branch assisted the inspectorate in this rescue and it took three attempts to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a fatal herring gull shooting in the Rhyl area.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public saw the gull fall from a rooftop in the Frederick Street area of the town.

Unfortunately, the bird had a badly injured and blood-splattered wing, and an X-ray at a local veterinary practice found three air gun pellets. The incident took place on 10 June.

Sadly, the gull’s injuries were … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government has been urged to ban “torturous, cruel” glue traps in Wales and not risk the nation’s animal welfare standards “falling behind” England – as the UK Government gives its support to a Private Members Bill.

Calls come after Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson proposed a Private Member’s Bill – the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill – which would ban the use of these traps in England. The Bill has the backing of the UK Government.

Glue traps, … Continue reading…