A baby roe deer who was close to death after being found all alone on a County Durham cycle path is recovering after being spotted by chance by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA animal collection officer Shane Lynn was on his way to his inspectorate group office in Stockton-on-Tees when he thought he saw out of the corner of his eye a small deer on its own on a cycle path.

He got out of his van and started to walk … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor. 

The animal welfare charity was contacted today (30 May) after the peacock was spotted outside a Coed Y Castell property in the North Wales city.

No rings are visible on the bird, and members of the public report it has been losing some tail feathers.

The bird is flying to rooftops in the local area – and RSPCA Cymru is now on the search to locate the … Continue reading…

The dangers netting can pose to wild birds has been highlighted after a gull became trapped and fatally injured in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the gull was seen trapped on netting attached to the Royal Mail’s Cardiff Mail Centre on Penarth Road, on May 3.

The gull was trapped approximately 18ft in the air, and the RSPCA enlisted the support of firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic platform to access the … Continue reading…

A lethargic fox cub has been rescued from a Cardiff service station by RSPCA Cymru.

The lone cub was spotted struggling at the Welcome Break service area, on Malthouse Avenue at the Cardiff Gate Business Park on 2 May.

RSPCA Cymru attended and found the confused and disorientated cub hidden behind an electrical equipment box. He was making no attempt to move, despite concerned members of the public standing at arms length.

The fox was rescued, and transferred to RSPCA … Continue reading…

Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.

 

They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.

 

“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…