Sheep stranded on Ceredigion beach saved by kayaker

By Alexandra Bánfi   |   Reporter   |
Tuesday 19th July 2022 4:01 pm
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The sheep has been stuck on the beach,  at Seaegull Rock in Llanrhystud, since Saturday
The sheep was rescued from Seaegull Rock in Llanrhystud, after being stranded since Saturday (Cambrian News )

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A stranded sheep has been rescued by a local kayaker from a Ceredigion beach, after the authorities failed to provide assistance.

A sheep was stuck on the beach in Llanrhystud, by the cliffs under Pengarreg Caravan Park, since Saturday, 16 July.

After contacting the RNLI, Coastguard, RSPCA, and Ceredigion County Council, to no avail, the community took it into their own hands to try and rescue the sheep.

Hayley Bradley, Llanrhystud resident and chief executive of local rescue charity, Hector’s Greyhound Rescue, appealed for anybody with a boat to help them reach the stranded sheep.

Hayley has now confirmed a kayaker went out and saved the sheep.

Hayley said they need a boat to be able to reach the stranded sheep, provide medical assistance, and bring it back to shore.
Hayley said they needed a boat to be able to reach the stranded sheep, provide medical assistance, and bring it back to shore. (Cambrian News )

Prior to her rescue, Hayley said: “She’s alive, but she’s got a cut by her eye, a piece of her fleece has been ripped off, and she has an open wound with maggots on it.

“Somebody on a kayak went to her and gave her some water, she was so thirsty. If we could get a boat out here, then we could get a vet straight out, get it treated and assessed, and back to shore.

“No animal should have to suffer. I think the welfare aspect of it is paramount, it shouldn’t be allowed to end its days in suffering.”

Hayley said Ceredigion County Council stated, this morning (19 July), that they were aware of the situation and looking into it, but that nothing has happened since.

“I was told instantly by the coastguard and the RNLI they wouldn’t help. Another lady rang the RSPCA and was told they couldn’t help in this situation. Then I rang the council and they said they were aware of it and they were looking into it, but nothing has happened.

“But now she is safe, a local got her on a kayak.”

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