The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot with an air rifle in Cheshire.

A concerned member of the public found the bird with a large wound above his leg in a field in Well Lane, Weaverham, on Sunday 5 March. They contacted the RSPCA, and Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw collected the bird.

Lauren said: “The swan had been grounded in a field and I could easily see the wound above his leg. I took him … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was shot in the neck with an air rifle in Liverpool.

Nine-year-old Polly had to have surgery after the pellet lodged in the vertebrae of her neck, in what could have been a fatal injury.

She was taken to Alder Vets, in Eaton Road, by her worried owners after she returned home walking abnormally on Wednesday last week (23 November).

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher said: “Polly’s owners knew instantly something was wrong, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Nottinghamshire.

The male tabby cat, who had no collar and was not microchipped, was found with the injuries by a member of the public in Crowtrees Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Friday (21 August).

He was taken to a vets where the injuries to his stomach were found to be caused by an air gun. They were so severe that the vet humanely put him to sleep to prevent further … Continue reading…

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We’re appealing for information after a cat lost his eye because he was shot with an air gun.

Alfie, a ten-year-old black moggy, returned to his home in Mead Crescent in Chingford, London with blood around his eye.

It was originally thought Alfie must have been in a fight, and he was taken to the vets to be looked at. The eye was so badly damaged it was decided that the only option was to remove it.

During the … Continue reading…

Wednesday 2 April 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the face with a pellet gun in Wrexham.

Lindsey Brough of Greenfields in Burton was horrified when she noticed that her three-year-old tortoiseshell cat, Izzy had an airgun pellet lodged in her nose. It is uncertain when the shooting occurred but Ms Brough first noticed the injury yesterday (Tuesday 1 April).

She said: “Izzy came in yesterday morning and went to sleep on my … Continue reading…