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…

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…