An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched following the death of a red kite caught by an illegal gin trap.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the poor bird of prey was found bleeding, and with broken legs, in the trap on the B4340, near New Cross and Abermadwr on 7 May.

The caller who found the bird transferred the animal to a local veterinary practice, where it was confirmed that the legs had been broken by the trap.

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A Wrexham cat faces the shocking prospect of potentially having his leg amputated after getting caught in an illegal gin trap.

The male ginger cat – named Tigger Bob – returned to his Maelor Avenue home in Penycae, with the device trapped to his leg.

It is unclear who put the trap down, or the circumstances behind how the poor cat came to be caught by the gin trap. The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday (17 … Continue reading…

An urgent call for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru, after an illegal gin trap severely injured a Gwynedd cat.

The cat – named Oreo – was found in Rhostrehwfa, with his paw trapped in the device on 17 May.

It is thought the cat dragged himself to a local property, after the horrific trap closed around his paw.

The trap was removed by a neighbour using bolt cutters, and the cat taken for veterinary treatment. Sadly, his paw … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a fox was found with his lower jaw caught in an illegal gin trap in York, causing horrific injuries.


The plight of the male fox – known as a ‘dog’ – was first reported to the RSPCA and North Yorkshire Police on Saturday (21 January).


The RSPCA set a live-catch fox trap in a garden where he was seen but to no avail.


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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was caught in an illegal gin trap in Nottingham.

The cat – a 10-month-old black and white male cat named Will – suffered serious leg injuries on 14 April after getting caught in the trap, which had been set behind houses in Gladstone Street, Nottingham. Will suffered a broken leg and has spent the last two weeks at the vets – including time in intensive care – but returned home last … Continue reading…