The RSPCA has rescued a young swan trapped in an enclosed graveyard – just months after rescuing the juvenile’s father.

An officer from the animal welfare charity was alerted after the juvenile swan was spotted among graves, in a cemetery adjacent to Highfield Road in Neath. The swan – a well-known symbol of love – was rescued today (14 February), on St Valentine’s Day.

The bird was unable to take off – likely due to the large fences and quantity … Continue reading…

A Tonypandy man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping animals after admitting interference with a badger sett. 

Matthew Howell Jones, 38, of Jones Street, also admitted failing to get urgent veterinary treatment for his dog, with the black terrier struggling with “very worrying” injuries that vets say are consistent with an encounter with a badger, or other wild animal.

His dog had alopecia and skin lesions, caused by sarcoptic mange – with a wound to … Continue reading…

Members of the Senedd have unanimously backed the general principles of a law which will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales. 

A vote took place on the floor of the Welsh Parliament yesterday evening (7 January), with all Members in favour – meaning a ban on the “out-dated practice” draws ever nearer.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to outlaw the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales – with the country … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has rescued a seal pup who managed to find his way to Tattershall Castle in Lincoln.

 

It’s thought the young grey seal had come down the weir and climbed up the bank before trying to get into a small dyke.

He was spotted by a family walking their dogs on Boxing Day, and they called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Kate Burris said: “It was definitely unexpected to be contacted about a seal pup at Tattershall Castle!

“The … Continue reading…

A heron had a lucky escape after being found hanging by his wing, caught by fishing line, in Llansamlet.

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the dangers of fishing litter to wildlife, after teaming-up with firefighters to rescue the distressed bird.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the heron was spotted on Fendrod Lake on Monday (16 December).

Deep waters and access challenges mean the RSPCA had to enlist the support of the Mid and West Wales  Wales … Continue reading…