A manx shearwater has been rescued in Newport miles away from where they are usually found after being blown off course.

The islands of Skomer and Skokholm in Pembrokeshire have around 50% of the UK’s Manx shearwater population – the largest known concentration of the species in the world. In August and September the adults and juveniles leave the islands to migrate thousands of miles away to the coast of South America, but strong winds can blow them off course … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a pigeon was believed to have been shot with a pellet gun in Wrexham.

A member of the public, who heard a shot, found the severely injured pigeon in her garden at School Lane, Coedpoeth on Thursday (13 September).

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “The poor pigeon was in a very bad condition with a wing completely broken and hanging off. It appears the pellet has penetrated exactly at the joint of the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is seeking volunteers to support animal welfare by becoming foster carers.

The centre, based at Hartridge Farm Road, is looking for dog foster carers for some of the animals in their care who are not quite ready for rehoming.

The centre at any one time cares for more than 100 animals and in 2017 staff rehomed 91 dogs, 218 cats, 43 rabbits and 48 other small animals.

Centre manager Stuart Toulson said: “We would love to … Continue reading…

Trio returning home after party spot stray ferret and launch bid to save her

Three RSPCA officers returning from a party leapt into action when they spotted a stray ferret scampering along a busy London street.

Inspector Emma Dingley and animal collection officers Jessica Pierce and Emma Dwan were on their way home on Sunday morning (16 September), following a party the night before, when they spotted the lost mammal running along Camden Street in Camden.

Inspector Dingley said: “We’d … Continue reading…

A pigeon has been found with a crossbow arrow through their body in Scarborough.

 

The bird was sitting on someone’s doorstep when they were discovered on Saturday (15 September).

 

They were found outside an address on Cross Street, Scarborough.

 

RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “This poor pigeon was just sitting there with the crossbow arrow all the way through their little body.

 

“It’s shocking that someone would do something so cruel, deliberately causing so much suffering…. Continue reading…