Wednesday January 29 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following reports that a number of birds have been shot in Beddau.

Over the last month local residents say a number birds – including crows, blackbirds and magpies – have  been shot by someone using an airgun in the Gwaunmiskin road area.

Yesterday, RSPCA inspector Simon Evans, who is investigating the alleged incidents, retrieved a dead crow which is believed to be one of the victims.

He said: “It seems … Continue reading…

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 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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a much loved cat  who died after being shot in Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf – the third incident of its kind in the same street.

On Sunday (September 8th) Cheryl Jones’ black and white, female cat called Splash returned home to Railway Terrace, bleeding, dragging herself and making a crying noise.

Ms Jones initially thought Splash had been in a fight and made her comfortable in the living room, but sadly she … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Dunstable on 4 August.

 

Betty, a semi-longhaired black cat, returned to her home in Capron Road with a limp on Sunday.

 

Her owner wasn’t sure what had happened to five-year-old Betty so took her to Noah’s Ark vets in the town.

 

It was then that x-rays revealed a metal pellet was lodged in her rear left leg.  Vets removed the pellet, which had missed the … Continue reading…