RSPCA continues duck rescue in Denbighshire

Many of the ducks living on the pond were covered in oil Credit: RSPCA

Efforts are continuing to rescue ducks caught in an oil spill at a pond in Denbighshire. RSPCA officers were called to Glyndyfrdwy, Corwen yesterday after reports oil was dumped in a pond there last week. Around 200 ducks have been rounded up and taken to an RSPCA centre in Somerset for cleaning.

The birds have been taken to West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton for treatment Credit: RSPCA

RSCPA Inspector Keith Hogben said: "There is no doubt that this oil was deliberately dumped and these poor birds have been suffering as a result. If we were not wading in to the rescue they would be unlikely to survive."

RSPCA staff are cleaning the ducks with washing-up liquid Credit: RSPCA