An “alarming” number of reports were received by the RSPCA about animals being targeted by air weapons and rifles over the last 18 months – despite lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions keeping people at home for long periods.

Since the beginning of 2020, 371 incidents have been reported to the RSPCA where the caller believed an air gun or rifle had been used to target an animal.

However, it is believed the total number of incidents will be substantially higher – … Continue reading…

Two cats from same family shot by air rifle

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses or those with information to come forward after two cats from one house were shot by air rifles in Sedgley, West Midlands.

The first cat (pictured right) was shot in the neck on 26 July last year and, although the pellet was in a very dangerous area, vets managed to remove it and the cat recovered.

 

However, the second cat … Continue reading…