The dangers razor wire poses to birds has been highlighted, after a gull had to be put to sleep in Newport.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public spotted the bird tangled in the wire on a lane near Phillip Court in the city. The incident took place on Saturday (20 May).

Sadly, the gull was found to have broken both wings, and had to be put to sleep on welfare grounds to prevent further suffering.

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A kitten has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru from a Rhyl holiday park, after being attacked by gulls and dropped from the sky by one of the birds.

She was collected by an RSPCA Cymru officer from the Golden Sands Holiday Camp, at Sandy Cove after being spotted on the afternoon of 3 May.

It is believed the kitten came from a colony of feral cats based in proximity to the holiday park.

The tiny kitten, aged approximately four weeks … Continue reading…

A man who assisted RSPCA Cymru in the attempted rescue of an injured gull by utilising his model boat has been thanked by the charity.

The RSPCA was called on 16 January, following reports of an injured bird at Cold Knap, in Barry.

An RSPCA inspector arrived to find a gull, swimming in the Cold Knap lake but appearing to struggle, while in obvious distress.

The location of the bird would have meant the RSPCA having to leave the scene … Continue reading…

The dangers fishing litter pose to wildlife has been highlighted in Conwy, after RSPCA Cymru rescued an exhausted gull who had a hook through its beak.

Found on the shore of Conwy town on Sunday 20 November, the young black backed gull was also struggling with fishing line wrapped around its body, preventing the bird from flying.

Rescued in an exhausted state, the line and hook were removed from the gull with the recovery process now continuing in RSPCA care…. Continue reading…

A gull which was hanging from a tree by his wing after getting caught up in fishing line was rescued in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The distressed gull was seen by a member of the public trying to free himself from a tree on an island in Sidings Pool, Smorrall Lane, Bedworth, yesterday (Tues) morning.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram assessed the situation and called crews from Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service to … Continue reading…