A “desperately underweight” seal found himself in two predicaments on dry land after travelling up the River Loughor.

Workers at a gym equipment warehouse near the estuary in Llanelli were stunned to find the male grey seal pup amongst the treadmills on Friday 11 December. He was then ushered out of the warehouse by the well-meaning staff to the nearby river.

The same seal then found himself in an even worse predicament a few days later as he was found … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure animal welfare doesn’t “fall behind” in Wales – as proposals come forward in England to ban the keeping of primates as pets.

The UK Government on Saturday (12 December) launched an eight-week consultation into banning the keeping of primates as pets in England.

RSPCA Cymru has long opposed the practice – believing that meeting the needs of monkeys is essentially impossible to do in a household, domestic environment.

Estimates suggest approximately … Continue reading…

A motorist had a surprise after finding five brown long-eared bats in a green refuse sack on the A48.

Local resident Huw Jones spotted the sack on the road at the Maes Y Bont turn-off last Wednesday (11 November) at approximately 5.15pm. However, he had an “unbelievable shock” when he went to move the bag and saw signs of life inside.

Initially, Mr Jones thought the bag contained a single bat – but, on further inspection after transporting the bag … Continue reading…

A swan found with a large fishing hook lodged in his neck has been helped by the RSPCA.

The swan – who would have experienced considerable pain and discomfort from the hook – was spotted by a member of the public at Roath Park in Cardiff.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black was assigned the call to track down the swan and successfully caught him safely on 30 October.

“Luckily I managed to catch him whilst on land and took him to … Continue reading…

A struggling young grey seal has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming stranded on The Knap in Barry.

Members of the public found the seal huddled under a rock at The Knap – and contacted the RSPCA for help yesterday (22 October).

The seal was very underweight and debilitated, and the RSPCA suspect the animal has likely just left his mother and was struggling to adapt to the wild.

Fortunately, the seal has now been transferred to specialist wildlife … Continue reading…