A pigeon has been found with a crossbow arrow through their body in Scarborough.


The bird was sitting on someone’s doorstep when they were discovered on Saturday (15 September).


They were found outside an address on Cross Street, Scarborough.


RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “This poor pigeon was just sitting there with the crossbow arrow all the way through their little body.


“It’s shocking that someone would do something so cruel, deliberately causing so much suffering…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and North Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information, after another suspected gull attack in North Wales – this time with a bow and arrow.

Charity officers, and North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team, were alerted after a gull was photographed alive in East Parade Rhyl, but with a crossbow arrow sticking through their skin.

The bird is thought to still be alive and in the wild, but likely to be “experiencing significant suffering” as a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with a crossbow bolt which went right through into his body.

It was not initially obvious what was wrong with the cat – until an x-ray showed the six-inch bolt inside his body, which had gone in by his left hind leg.

It is believed that the incident happened near to the cat’s home in Balfour Road, Kingswinford, at around 9pm on Sunday (7 May). The nine-year-old male cat … Continue reading…


We’re appealing for information after a dog was found with a crossbow bolt through his skull near Peterborough.

Ziggy, a white and black male, two-year-old Staffy, was found in a very remote piece of woodland near Wansford, Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October.

He had a 20 inch carbon fibre weapon sticking into one side of his head and out the other side.

Ziggy was spotted by two beady eyed passers-by as they drove down the rural road, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a goose was shot with a crossbow in the village of Elm, outside Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.

The bird, named Achilles by staff, is the last of a group which used to live around two village ponds near Grove Gardens.

He was spotted by a concerned passer-by with a bloody wound and a crossbow bolt sticking out of his back on Wednesday (April 23). The RSPCA was called to rescue Achilles an

d take … Continue reading…