An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched amid fears a gull was deliberately shot with an air rifle in Penarth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a resident of Summerland Crescent in Llandough heard three large bangs, before watching a gull fall into her back garden.

It is unclear whether the bird was shot in mid-flight, or while perched in the Llandough back garden. The incident took place on Sunday (June 10).

The gull was left with an … Continue reading…

The dangers external wire and netting pose to wildlife has been highlighted, after a pigeon and gull died in the centre of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the birds were found hanging from wire on a building on Queen Street in the heart of Wales’ capital city, on Thursday (15 March).

The charity attended along with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and officers reached the trapped birds via cherry picker to set them free.

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A quick-thinking member of the public helped alert the RSPCA to an injured beach-stricken gull by surrounding the bird with seaweed, and writing a message in the sand.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a member of the public spotted a badly injured gull on a Swansea Bay beach on Friday (6 October), sitting motionless.

The caller was unable to remain in situ with the bird while the RSPCA travelled to the incident, so thought of an innovative way to alert … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have worked together to rescue a young gull chick which had fallen from a nest and landed between plant pots. 

The Cardiff gull was found to be uninjured, but had been separated from his parents for more than 24 hours.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of firefighters who returned the baby chick to the nest, atop a two story house on Mafeking Road in the Penylan area of the city. The … Continue reading…

A nestling gull found alone in a Cardiff garden has been returned to their rooftop nest, in a heart-warming rescue.

RSPCA Cymru worked with South Wales Fire & Rescue to complete the rescue, after the gull was spotted in a front garden in the Cyncoed area of the city.

The charity attended to find the bird with no injuries, and its parent birds, nest and siblings on the roof of a Dan-Y-Coed property.

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