An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.
The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.
It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).
The gull was left with an … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
The six-year-old cat, named Coco, was found to have an injury to the side of her body by her concerned owner, on 22 September.
She was taken to the vets where an x-ray confirmed that she had two pellets in the side of her body.
As the pellets were deep under her skin, it was decided that they were best left … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a duck was shot in a canal in Chester.
The magpie duck was found injured at the side of the canal, by Telford’s Warehouse, on Sunday, 3 June. She was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, where sadly an x-ray showed an air rifle pellet in her neck.
Her injury was so severe that she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.
Donna Boden, a member of the public who … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Coventry – just weeks after another cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot in the next street.
Two-year-old Meg was shot with a pellet in the left side of her body, fracturing a rib, rupturing her diaphragm and bruising her lung.
She was targeted sometime between 8.30pm and 10pm on Monday 22 May, and would have been near her home in Mayfield Road, Earlsdon.
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The RSPCA is investigating after a cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot with an air rifle.
Ten-year-old Smudge is thought to have been shot near to her home in Stanway Road, in Earlsdon, Coventry, sometime between 7am and 8am on Wednesday, 12 April.
When she returned home, she had a small wound to her left fore leg and was immediately taken to a vet, where an x-ray showed that an air gun pellet had become embedded … Continue reading…