The dangers fishing litter present to wildlife has been highlighted after RSPCA Cymru rescued an entangled buzzard in Haverfordwest.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the buzzard was spotted caught in the fishing line, and hanging from a tree upside down over a river on Sunday (25 August). The charity has thanked the “responsible angler” who observed and reported the bird’s plight.

The buzzard was in a field behind the Oak Veterinary Group Limited practice in the Pembrokeshire town. Video footageContinue reading…

The RSPCA has come to the aid of a nesting gull based in a busy car park in Llandudno.

An officer from the charity was alerted after reports of an injured gull in the car park of Parc Llandudno in North Wales.

However, the animal welfare charity attended – on 9 June – to find the gull had built a nest containing an egg on a raised island separating four parking spaces.

The car park is very busy – and … Continue reading…

The “devastating impact” fishing litter can have on wildlife has once again been brought to light – this time in Swansea.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a herring gull was found entangled in three barbs, attached to a hard body lure disguised as a fish.

An RSPCA inspector said the animal was “the single most distressed bird” she has dealt with in nine years on the frontline. The gull was found on King Edwards Road in the city.

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RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor. 

The animal welfare charity was contacted today (30 May) after the peacock was spotted outside a Coed Y Castell property in the North Wales city.

No rings are visible on the bird, and members of the public report it has been losing some tail feathers.

The bird is flying to rooftops in the local area – and RSPCA Cymru is now on the search to locate the … Continue reading…

A lapwing was found in Barry with puncture wounds under her wings, in a feared shooting incident.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the wading bird was found at Dow Corning, on Cardiff Road, in Barry.

A member of the public had found the bird badly injured and unable to fly on the evening of Thursday 17 January, and phoned the RSPCA the following day.

RSPCA Cymru attended that day, and took the bird into their care.

Sadly, veterinary examination found … Continue reading…