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…

The RSPCA is urging people to ensure their chimneys are not a hazard to wildlife after a pigeon was found dangling from his feet in a bricked-up fireplace – and is believed to have been stuck there for at least six days.

The bird had a lucky escape after we were contacted by the residents of a house in Elmbridge Road, in Birmingham on Saturday, 6 August, after they heard loud bangs from the wall of their living room. Thinking … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an injured pigeon with sharp plastic hooks on his feet was rescued in Staffordshire.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant rescued the pigeon on Tuesday (2 February) after he had gotten stuck in a garden in Poolfield Road, Lichfield. He is now being cared for at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire.

Inspector Bryant said: “This poor pigeon was caught up in someone’s garden due to the fact he had plastic clips on … Continue reading…


We collected a pigeon from one of the most unexpected venues on Saturday 19 July,  a Royal Navy ship.

Steve, as he was named by crew members, was found in a hangar at the top of HMS Ocean.

Fledgling in need

There were no parents to be seen and a crew member took on the pigeon’s care until the ship docked a few days later. Steve is just a young fledgling and needed feeding by hand.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a wood pigeon was shot with a crossbow. The bird was so badly injured it was put to sleep by a vet.

The bird was discovered on a pavement on Backhold Avenue, Halifax by a member of the public on Thursday 9 May. They waited with it while RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor arrived. She said:

“I’d like to thank them for contacting us and for keeping an eye on the bird while

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