The RSPCA is appealing to the public to dispose of litter carefully after a young gull in Abergele was unable to fly after getting tangled up in a kite reel.

The juvenile bird was freed from his ordeal by RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh, under the watchful eye of the avian’s parents.

Inspector Mike Pugh said:

“This incident shows what can happen when people don’t bin their litter. This kind of rubbish is particularly lethal to animals as their curiosity can get them into all kinds of scrapes.

Thankfully, this story had a happy ending, but there are many other examples of animals enduring terrible suffering due to the carelessness of humans.”

To help the RSPCA with rescues like this, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message)