A swan – rescued in dramatic circumstances from beneath a waterfall in Holywell – has been returned to the wild and reunited with his mate in a “heart-warming happy ending”.

RSPCA officers had teamed-up with rangers from the Greenfield Valley Park to help the stranded swan -  with video footage showing the danger the swan was in from the fast-flowing waterfall.

The swan was rescued from the bottom of the waterfall, and came into the RSPCA’s care on 1 … Continue reading…

A barn owl has been rescued from a disused building in Pontyates by RSPCA Cymru.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after members of the public spotted the owl in the front window of the property in the Gwendraeth Valley village.

RSPCA Cymru attended the scene – and made local enquiries to track down the owner of the building, and gain access to the trapped owl.

Amazing photographs show what animal rescuer Paula Milton saw at the property … Continue reading…

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…