RSPCA Cymru and North Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information amid fears a suspected air gun shooting cost three gulls their lives.
A report was made to the Police on Monday evening (June 25), after two dead gulls and another injured bird were seen in the vicinity of Victoria Avenue in Prestatyn.
The support of the RSPCA was enlisted, who found the third gull to have a badly broken wing. The bird had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering. It is feared all three birds were shot by an air rifle.
In 2017, the animal welfare charity received 70 calls related to air gun attacks in Wales – and is urging anyone with information related to this incident to contact them, or the Police.
RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh said: “We fear an air gun shooting has cost these three gulls their lives.
“Two dead birds, and another badly injured one, were spotted in Prestatyn on the evening of June 25.
“Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the RSPCA, or North Wales Police. Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018. Alternatively, the Police can be reached on 101, with the reference W085903 – or Crimestoppers Wales can be reached on 0800 555 111.”
If you wish to help RSPCA Cymru, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations.