A jackdaw which was rescued by the RSPCA was found to have been suffering for two weeks after being shot in his windpipe.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the bird struggling to fly in No Mans Heath, Cheshire.

An RSPCA officer collected the bird and as there were no obvious injuries, the bird was taken to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich.

Vet Teresa Vicens-Prohens x-rayed the bird and found a … Continue reading…

The search for the owner of a peregrine falcon has been launched after the bird of prey was rescued in bizarre circumstances – having being found stuck on a Cardiff television aerial. 

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the distressed bird was spotted by a member of the public, on Conway Road in the Pontcanna area of the city yesterday (30 July).

An officer enlisted the support of South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, with firefighters from Ely Station attending to … Continue reading…

A parakeet was an unusual visitor to a Cardiff hospital on Tuesday (19 June).

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the bird flew into a kitchen at Ronald McDonald House Charities at the University Hospital of Wales – known commonly as Heath Hospital – at around 2.45pm.

The bird was safely confined, before the animal welfare charity attended to rescue the stray bird. Fortunately, the surprise hospital visitor has now been checked over by a veterinarian and is doing well in … Continue reading…

An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … Continue reading…

A golden plover has been rescued by the RSPCA, after being spotted alone in a domestic garden in the Porthcawl area for a number of days. 

Residents spotted the bird, who was walking around a garden for approximately four days, but made no attempt to fly away, or lift their wings.

The RSPCA was alerted to the bird’s situation, and collected an underweight golden plover, who was able to run and fly only a very short distance.

Officers noticed the … Continue reading…