Wednesday 24 July 2013
Twelve gulls have died after coming into contact with a mystery substance between Broadhaven and Newgale in St Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire.
RSPCA officers responded on Monday (22nd July) after a canoeist reported seeing four dead birds and several others who seemed lethargic and struggling to move.
The inspectors searched a seven kilometre stretch of the the coastal area using a R.I.B. (Rigid Inflatable Boat). The search was difficult due to the terrain which was mostly made … Continue reading…
A swan shot with a cross bow in Lynemouth, Northumberland has been released back into the wild where her mate was still waiting for her after nine days apart.
The female swan had been in the care of Robson & Prescott veterinary centre in Morpeth since Monday, 15 July. She was taken there by us after being rescued from the River Lyne.
RSPCA Inspector Trevor Walker said:
“We got a call from a member of the public that a
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Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays
A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.
Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…
Four cats have been found dumped in a box outside Coastline vets in Lowestoft.
There were two black and white cats, one ginger and one tabby.
RSPCA inspector Craig Plumley, who collected the cats, said: “The cats appear to be unrelated and had not been socialised together before being dumped in the box.
“It has been suggested that these cats may have been rounded up by a concerned resident so if you recognise any of them as … Continue reading…
As temperatures soar we are stepping up our drive to get inspectors into Dover Port to check the welfare of animals being exported.
Since the live export trade moved from Ramsgate to Dover in May our inspectors have been stopped from checking the welfare of animals being shipped abroad and despite writing to the Harbour Board, have been refused entry.
Chief Inspector Dermot Murphy said:
“With sweltering summer temperatures it has never been more important for our inspectors to
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