Newport based City Wildlife Care and RSPCA Cymru are asking the public to think twice before picking up young herring gulls.

City Wildlife Care says it has been inundated with young gulls and recently accommodated 40 birds, many of whom were brought in by concerned members of the public.

Both organisations will rescue and collect sick and injured birds but people are starting to collect healthy young chicks that do not require attention.

A spokesman for City Wildlife Care … Continue reading…

Two youths were seen throwing stones at the family of swans on River Ogmore

Thursday 25 July 2013

A cygnet has died after its leg was broken by a stone thrown by a young boy at Merthyr Mawr in Bridgend yesterday (Wednesday 24 July).

A member of the public called the RSPCA after witnessing two boys throwing stones at the cygnet and two adult swans as they swam on the River Ogmore at around 1545.

One of the stones directly … Continue reading…

A hedgehog that was found battered and broken in a residential road in Sheerness in Kent may have been kicked around like a football.

 

The hedgehog was a lactating female who had a broken spine, bruising and shattered back legs. She was put to sleep to end her suffering by a vet who said that the injuries may have been caused deliberately by kicking.

 

A call to the RSPCA said the hedgehog had been handed over by someone … Continue reading…

Wednesday 24 July 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information following the deaths of a number of cats from antifreeze poisoning in Pembrokeshire.

The latest cat to die was taken ill last Sunday in Trefin, Haverfordwest but died on Monday (22 July).

Following a post mortem examination Fishguards Vets confirmed the cat had milk and antifreeze in its stomach. ┬áThe vets practice also say this is the third death involving antifreeze poisoning they have seen in the last three months…. Continue reading…

Wednesday 24 July 2013

A mother and her ten ducklings have been rescued after becoming trapped in a culvert at Raven Inn in Welshpool.

The ducks were positioned precariously in front of a trash screen (which prevents debris entering the water) just five inches from the water. As heavy rain was forecast for the area the ducks were in danger of being washed away.

When RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer, Claire Davies arrived she realised that there was no way for … Continue reading…