RSPCA Cymru has dealt with 1,641 animal welfare incidents in the month following the nation entering lockdown. 

Dramatic new figures show that – despite the Covid-19 restrictions – the RSPCA is dealing with more than 51 incidents each and every day in Wales.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to reach and rescue animals most in need. … Continue reading…

April 10 turned out to be a very Good Friday for a swan rescued by the RSPCA in Pwll after swallowing fishing litter. 

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled swan was spotted with fishing line protruding from his beak, by a member of the public.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West headed to the lake in Pwll, and was able to rescue the swan – but no fishing line or hook was visible in his … Continue reading…

A duckling has been rescued after becoming trapped in a storm drain in Durham. 

 

The RSPCA was called at around 9.30pm on Saturday night (11 April) and an officer went straight out to Caterhouse Road.

 

RSPCA Inspector Kaye Forsyth said: “I got there fairly quickly as I was only 10 minutes away from the location.

“The duckling had been with its mother and siblings and had fallen down a drain on the housing estate.

“Unfortunately, the duckling’s mother … Continue reading…

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…