A red kite who sought to trick RSPCA officers by repeatedly “playing dead” has been returned to the wild after a period of rehabilitation with the animal welfare charity.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted by vets after a member of the public brought the red kite to them, saying he had been found caught up in fencing and in a collapsed state, and was found near Aberaeron.

He was transferred to wildlife specialists in the West Wales area for a period … Continue reading…

Two badgers who were saved in “dramatic circumstances” from the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal have been returned to the wild after a period of rehabilitation with the RSPCA.

RSPCA Cymru say the release marked “another happy ending”, following a rescue which one officer had labelled her most “bizarre and unusual day” in 15 years on the frontline.

Video footage captures the heart-warming moment the badgers were safely returned to the Cwmbran area.

Officers from the animal welfare charity had partnered … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after a suspected double pigeon shooting in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff.

RSPCA inspector Darren Oakley was alerted after a member spotted a pigeon with an injured wing on 29 January.

The caller had safely confined the injured bird – but as inspector Oakley approached the property, he spotted another pigeon dead on the roadside.

Both birds were taken to a local veterinary practice – and X-rays revealed a pellet inside the … Continue reading…

Heartwarming video footage captures the moment a buzzard was returned to the wild after he was nursed back to health by RSPCA Cymru.

A railway worker found the buzzard next to the railway line in the Wolf’s Castle / Welsh Hook area of Pembrokeshire on January 29 – seeming distressed, hopping along and not flying.

The buzzard was taken into the care of the RSPCA – who gave the bird a thorough checking over, and fortunately found no fractures or … Continue reading…

A swan has been rescued in remarkable circumstances after getting trapped beneath a waterfall in Holywell.

Officers from the RSPCA were alerted after the swan was spotted stuck beneath the fast-flowing waterfall at theĀ  in the North Wales town.

Video footage shows the plight of the swan and the force of the towering waterfall. Rescuers from the RSPCA raced to the scene – as did Flintshire County Council rangers at the park, in the hope of coming to the aid … Continue reading…