25.09.13

We are appealing for information after a heron was shot with an airgun.

The juvenile bird was spotted in a garden in Yeovil, Somerset by a passing dog walker. He was in an underweight state and struggling to fly. We were called and an inspector came to rescue the bird and take him to the nearby West Hatch Wildlife Centre.

A veterinary examination revealed an airgun pellet and fracture in the wing, but it is hoped with a … Continue reading…

23.09.13

We are delighted to learn that Hampshire County Council has voted to ban badger culling on its land, and calls on the Government to listen to this clear rejection of the cull.

Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion to ban badger culling on county-owned land at a full council meeting in Winchester on Thursday, 19 September. The motion argued that culling was not a scientifically proven solution to the TB problem.

The meeting came after pilot culls have been launched Continue reading…

23.09.13

We are appealing for information after a young cat had to have her leg amputated after being shot by an air rifle in Poole.

Phoenix, an 18 month old pale ginger cat, left her home as usual late in the evening of 10 September.

Her brother Jinx returned home, but the cats’ owner Vicky Willan didn’t see Phoenix again until Friday morning (13 September) when she found the cat at the front of her house crying and unable to … Continue reading…

Appeal for information

20.09.13

We’re  appealing for information about a duck shot with a crossbow dart in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire – as well as trying to catch the bird to remove the dart.

RSPCA inspectors have been out seven times over the past few weeks to try to catch the duck. But the plucky bird keeps flying off when officers get close so she has evaded capture so far. Staff from another nearby wildlife centre have also attempted to catch her … Continue reading…

19.09.13

RSPCA branches and animal centres across the North of England are facing a cat crisis with many reporting unprecedented numbers of felines in their care.

The crisis is so bad that most branches and centres are unable to take in any more cats at the moment and several have more than 100 desperately waiting for new homes.

Our staff and volunteers at centres and branches say the pressure facing them is escalating and they are calling on the public … Continue reading…