A badger has been returned to the wild after being saved from a snare in Ceredigion – with the animal’s rescue and release caught on video.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the badger was spotted laying down and struggling to move in shrubs and hedgerow at a location in the West Wales county.

Inspector Jemima Cooper arrived to find the badger entangled in a snare around his chest. During the rescue on 19 March the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and Dyfed-Powys Police have issued a joint plea to members of the public to continue to be respectful and give sufficient space to a walrus who has made his home in Pembrokeshire.

The walrus, nicknamed Wally, was first spotted in Pembrokeshire in mid-March; with his unlikely arrival in West Wales sparking global interest.

RSPCA Cymru, Tenby’s Harbour Master, Welsh Marine Life Rescue, Tenby Lifeboat Service, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Natural Resources Wales, and CSIP Marine Environmental Monitoring … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer is swapping his inspectorate uniform for his running shorts – as he looks to chalk-up a 590-mile lap of South Wales to raise funds for animals in need.

David Milborrow – who has been on the frontline for the RSPCA since 2014 – is running an entire lap of South Wales, and hopes to have completed his on-foot tour of the region by the end of 2021.

The RSPCA officer, however, faces “huge logistical challenges” – as … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information after two pigeons were found shot in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found an injured pigeon at an address in The Hawthorns on Friday 2 April.

Examination found that the pigeon had pellet wounds to his body – which had caused serious injury to a wing. Sadly, another pigeon was found in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged people in the Gwynedd area to report potentially suspicious activity against birds after a peregrine falcon was found with puncture wounds consistent with being shot.

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public spotted the bird of prey struggling on a road in Penrhyndeudraeth; a few miles east of Porthmadog, last Tuesday (6 April).

RSPCA Cymru collected the badly injured animal, and rushed him to the RSPCA’s specialist Stapeley Grange … Continue reading…