RSPCA and National Trust reassure residents as it attempts goat rescue

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:00 31 August 2017

Stranded goats at Brean Down.

Stranded goats at Brean Down.

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The RSPCA is looking at ways to rescue two goats which have been stuck on a cliff for a number of weeks.

Members of the public have raised concerns about two feral goats which have been stranded on the cliffs of Brean Down for several weeks.

But the RSPCA and National Trust have been monitoring the goats to ensure they make it to safety.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “An inspector visited the site most recently on August 29 to provide food and water for the animals. An assessment was also carried out looking at possible ways for inspectors to access the steep ledge.

“Attempting an animal rescue at such a height, while ensuring the safety of those taking part, requires careful planning and additional rope rescue trained inspectors who may have to travel from outside the area.

“We hope to bring the goats to safety very soon, without compromising the safety of any of those officers involved.”

The National Trust, which owns and looks after Brean Down, has supported the work of the animal charity.

A spokesman added: “We asked the RSPCA for help and they told us there was no immediate cause for concern as the goats are healthy, well fed and get water from their food.

“The RSPCA feels it may be able to help the goats and is planning to return soon to have another try.

“We feel it is better to leave this to experts and we take their advice that the goats are safe and healthy where they are for now.”

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