The dangers netting can pose to wild birds has been highlighted after a gull became trapped and fatally injured in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the gull was seen trapped on netting attached to the Royal Mail’s Cardiff Mail Centre on Penarth Road, on May 3.

The gull was trapped approximately 18ft in the air, and the RSPCA enlisted the support of firefighters from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic platform to access the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing a warning about the dangers of netting to wildlife after a terrified buck became entangled in some which had been left discarded.

 

A member of the public spotted the “distressed” deer with his head and antlers in a twisted tangle of plastic netting at the side of Castle Bytham Road in Swayfield, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday.

 

RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock rushed to the scene to help the terrified animal which was running around in circles … Continue reading…

In the week that the World Cup is kicking off, the RSPCA is releasing a multitude of photos to remind people how dangerous sports netting is to animals if it is not put away after use.

Last year, 1,010 animals were rescued by the animal welfare charity after getting tangled in netting – with the numbers peaking in June and July.

Already this year, the RSPCA has rescued 442 animals from netting, which included 136 animals rescued in May alone … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in goal netting in Liverpool.

The rescue has prompted the RSPCA to remind people about the dangers garden netting can pose to wildlife.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown rescued the hog from a house in Lyndene Road on Monday (21 August).

Thankfully the hedgehog did not suffer any major injuries from the incident and was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire.

Matt said: “The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people to put sports netting away when finished, after the charity was called to rescue a deer who had got tangled up in football netting.

A member of the public contacted the charity after spotting the deer with his antlers tangled in the sports netting in Wellington Road, in Little Wenlock, Telford, at around 1pm on Friday (31 March).

RSPCA inspector Kate Parker and Animal Collection Officer Sophie Wilson both attended, along with a vet, and … Continue reading…