There was a happy ending for a swan who was released back to the wild on Wednesday (9 September) after being shot in the head with an airgun. 
The stricken swan was rescued by the RSPCA on 1 July after he was found by a passer-by with blood coming from the wound in airgun hotspot on a stretch of river in March, Cambridgeshire

He was rushed to RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre, in Norfolk, for treatment and x-rays showed the … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is urgently seeking volunteers to help transport animals in need in Hampshire.

The charity’s Ashley Heath branch is now reliant on just a few dedicated drivers yet the need for transport is increasing due to schemes like Pet Retreat becoming more popular and an increase in numbers of wildlife and animals coming in to centres in the region.

The RSPCA’s volunteer drivers transport over 200 animals every month across the southern region and they play a key part … Continue reading…

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A domestic white goose who was literally ‘sold down the river’ by her previous owner has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of a group of men in canoes after being left with nasty injuries caused by fishing litter left on the River Wye.

The goose, believed to have been callously dumped some weeks ago, was reported to the RSPCA after it was seen struggling with an injured leg.

Once the goose had been brought to shore, she … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging Local Authorities across Wales not to be “bad neighbours”, following news that a twelfth Local Authority has acted to ban the use of deadly sky lanterns on land which they control.

Further to RSPCA Cymru’s campaign on the issue, Ceredigion Council has now implemented a local ban on the release of the devices, in a move which will help protect animals based in the county, and surrounding areas.

Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the unanimous backing given by Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf to a ban on the use of sky lanterns on Local Authority land.

Councillors voted in favour of the action at a full council meeting on Wednesday evening (June 24th), and also urged the Welsh Government to implement legislation restricting the use and sale of sky lanterns across Wales.

The Notice of Motion debated by RCT Councillors showed clear support for RSPCA Cymru’s long-standing campaign on … Continue reading…