RSPCA Cymru and North Wales Police have launched a joint appeal for information amid fears a suspected air gun shooting cost three gulls their lives.

A report was made to the Police on Monday evening (June 25), after two dead gulls and another injured bird were seen in the vicinity of Victoria Avenue in Prestatyn.

The support of the RSPCA was enlisted, who found the third gull to have a badly broken wing. The bird had to be put to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru answered almost 300 calls in 2017 about animals harmed by rubbish, according to shocking new figures.

In total, the charity recieved 278 calls from Wales over the year about animals impacted by litter and discarded objects – incidences the RSPCA say are “entirely avoidable”.

Litter-related incidents across 2017 included three gulls who had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter, at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a litter of kittens from a Queen Street roof in Cardiff, after gulls were spotted surrounding them at the top of the three-storey building.

The charity attended the city centre building to find three kittens huddled in the corner of a flat roof, on 13 June.

Nearby gulls were encountering the kittens; potentially because – at the peak of their nesting season – they were looking to protect young fledglings nearby.

RSPCA Cymru was able to … 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…

Three gulls have had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter in the Cardiff area.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and South Wales Fire & Rescue, to help the birds on 17 January – but, unfortunately, their injuries were too severe and they had to be put to sleep.

The charity was alerted after a gull was spotted hanging from one wing from a tree, tangled amid the branches 30 foot from the … Continue reading…