A pigeon has been found with a crossbow arrow through their body in Scarborough.

 

The bird was sitting on someone’s doorstep when they were discovered on Saturday (15 September).

 

They were found outside an address on Cross Street, Scarborough.

 

RSPCA inspector Laura Barber said: “This poor pigeon was just sitting there with the crossbow arrow all the way through their little body.

 

“It’s shocking that someone would do something so cruel, deliberately causing so much suffering…. Continue reading…

An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … 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.

Sadly, the pigeon was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pigeon was shot in Tamworth.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a member of the public on Tuesday 14 February, after the wood pigeon was found in their garden in Dumolos Close struggling to fly.

The pigeon was taken to the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Hospital, where his wing was x-rayed. The x-ray showed two air gun pellets inside his body. Sadly, the pigeon was so poorly that he was put to … Continue reading…

A pigeon was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in fishing wire – leaving him hanging over a canal bridge.

The RSPCA is reminding people of the dangers fishing litter causes wildlife and is urging people to dispose of it correctly to avoid incidents like this.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Tuesday (17 January) after spotting the pigeon hanging upside down from the wire from a bridge at Bridgewater Basin, in Cassiobridge, … Continue reading…