A young gull has been rescued after becoming stuck in a tiny, narrow gap between two fences in Bridgend. 

Heart-warming video footage captures the moments the gull was rescued from the gap, and safely returned to the air from a nearby rooftop.

Rescuers from the RSPCA were notified after the distressed gull was spotted stuck in the gap at the Greenwood Close property on Monday 8 June.

The tiny gap was approximately 12 inches (30cm) wide and far too small … Continue reading…

A Llanelli gosling has been rescued and rehabilitated after cotton-type string became caught around his legs, causing injury.

RSPCA Cymru officers were alerted after the troubled gosling was seen with what was initially thought to be fishing line around his legs, at Sandy Water Park.

However, it was found to be cotton-type material which was wound around both of the bird’s legs.

The cotton was wound so tightly around the right leg that the gosling’s foot was badly swollen, and … Continue reading…

A collapsed baby deer was ‘brought back to life’ with an oxygen mask after being rescued from a raging moor fire by firefighters and the RSPCA. 

 

RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw was called to moorland off Sand Lane, in Wroot, near Doncaster, on Wednesday afternoon (20 May) by fire crews who had been tackling the fire for three days. 

 

He said: “There were eight fire engines and crews on the scene from across Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire trying to … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after darts made from nails were found in a garden in Barry, prompting fears they were used to target animals.

The home-made darts, made from nails with plastic and paper for flights, were found on 2 May in the back garden of a Phyllis Street property in the Vale of Glamorgan town.

Anyone with information about the darts has been urged to contact the RSPCA. There is some concern the darts were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers are bracing themselves to help more hedgehogs in emergency situations this Hedgehog Awareness Week (May 3-9) – after responding to a remarkable 829 incidents involving the prickly creatures last year in Wales. 

The RSPCA has revealed that – across England and Wales – the animal welfare charity took in more hedgehogs to their wildlife centres last year than any other species of wildlife.

In total, more than 2,700 hedgehogs were admitted to RSPCA national wildlife centres – … Continue reading…