A motorist had a surprise after finding five brown long-eared bats in a green refuse sack on the A48.

Local resident Huw Jones spotted the sack on the road at the Maes Y Bont turn-off last Wednesday (11 November) at approximately 5.15pm. However, he had an “unbelievable shock” when he went to move the bag and saw signs of life inside.

Initially, Mr Jones thought the bag contained a single bat – but, on further inspection after transporting the bag … Continue reading…

A swan found with a large fishing hook lodged in his neck has been helped by the RSPCA.

The swan – who would have experienced considerable pain and discomfort from the hook – was spotted by a member of the public at Roath Park in Cardiff.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black was assigned the call to track down the swan and successfully caught him safely on 30 October.

“Luckily I managed to catch him whilst on land and took him to … Continue reading…

A struggling young grey seal has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming stranded on The Knap in Barry.

Members of the public found the seal huddled under a rock at The Knap – and contacted the RSPCA for help yesterday (22 October).

The seal was very underweight and debilitated, and the RSPCA suspect the animal has likely just left his mother and was struggling to adapt to the wild.

Fortunately, the seal has now been transferred to specialist wildlife … Continue reading…

With Keep Wales Tidy’s Autumn Clean Cymru underway, the RSPCA is urging members of the public to “snip the straps” from used disposable face masks.

The call comes as new figures are published highlighting the impact litter has had on animals since the start of lockdown – with RSPCA Cymru dealing with 35 incidents across the country since lockdown was first announced on 23 March*.

Dumped face masks have become a new hazard to wildlife since the pandemic started. The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has raced to the aid of a female mallard duck struggling with sinusitis at Llangorse Lake near Brecon. 

Sinusitis refers to the infection and inflammation of the infraorbital sinuses. The inflammation was so significant on the duck’s face that members of the public spotted the bird’s plight and noticed she was having difficulty eating.

RSPCA officers rescued the duck on Wednesday (26 August), and took the animal to have the inflammation and swelling on her face drained by … Continue reading…