1. ITV Report

RSPCA search for owner of eagle owl found in Aberdare

The RSPCA are looking for the owners of a European eagle owl, which was found in Aberdare.

Credit: RSPCA Cymru

The bird, which is thought to have been kept as a pet, was found last week and later collected by the charity.

The owl had a ring on but was not registered, prompting RSPCA officers to remind pet owners of the importance of keeping ring details up to date.

Credit: RSPCA Cymru

It was certainly an unusual find - and, as one of the largest species of owl, must have taken the passer-by by surprise!

Unfortunately the ring on the owl was not registered, so we are appealing for information in the hope of tracing the owner.

This is a crucial reminder to ensure animals are properly identified, and registered, to boost the chances of them being reunited with their owner if they become lost.

– Gemma Cooper, RSPCA inspector