The dangers outdoor netting can pose to wildlife has come under the spotlight – with RSPCA Cymru continuing to deal with incidents across Wales amid coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Wild birds – like gulls and pigeons – are too often victims of unmaintained bird deterrent netting, becoming entangled and trapped. In recent weeks, officers in Wales have raced to help gulls and a jackdaw in precarious situations.

The animal welfare charity has issued a reminder about the importance of correctly installing, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after darts made from nails were found in a garden in Barry, prompting fears they were used to target animals.

The home-made darts, made from nails with plastic and paper for flights, were found on 2 May in the back garden of a Phyllis Street property in the Vale of Glamorgan town.

Anyone with information about the darts has been urged to contact the RSPCA. There is some concern the darts were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a man was caught on CCTV kicking a gull in Tonypandy.

CCTV footage obtained following the incident on 1 May shows the man approaching a gull in the car park next to Tonypandy Library and kicking the bird several times.

The gull sadly died following this incident, which took place around 3.40pm.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This attack is just horrific. The CCTV footage shows this man deliberately kicking this gull, with … Continue reading…

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…