Around 70 sheep have been rescued from a flooded field near Meifod.

The sheep became trapped in a field by rising flood water in Trefnanney on Sunday, September 29.

Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service were sent to the incident with a boat to help the sheep rescue.

“The fire service’s boat was available and through seven trips across the water, we were able to bring back 10 sheep to safety each time," RSPCA inspector and Water Rescue Coordinator Phil Lewis said.

“All the sheep were fine, uninjured and returned to the owner, so it was a very good successful rescue. We’d very much like to thank the fire service for their excellent assistance along with some locals that assisted us in the rescue.”

Mr Lewis attended the incident following a call made to the RSPCA.

“They were standing on a small piece of dry land and it had stopped raining when I got there.

“The water was expected to continue to rise so they needed to be moved as quickly as possible.

“There had apparently been only an hour warning for the flooding. Some sheep had been moved, but 70 of them needed some assistance.”

RSPCA Cymru is now issuing another reminder to the importance of those with livestock in risk areas to sign up to receive flood warnings.

“We urge all livestock owners living on or near rivers to register for flood warnings with Floodline or Natural Resources Wales.”

You can find our flood advice at

  • If you find an animal in distress please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999