An “alarming” number of reports were received by the RSPCA about animals being targeted by air weapons and rifles over the last 18 months – despite lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions keeping people at home for long periods.

Since the beginning of 2020, 371 incidents have been reported to the RSPCA where the caller believed an air gun or rifle had been used to target an animal.

However, it is believed the total number of incidents will be substantially higher – … Continue reading…

Two small kestrel chicks are “lucky to be alive” after being rescued from the exhaust of an A320 aircraft at a St Athan aircraft hangar in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The A320 has been at the Bro Tathan West aerodrome since last August on the runway – and was brought inside Caerdav’s hangar for repairs when engineers spotted two kestrel chicks nesting inside.

Staff sounded the alarm to RSPCA Cymru, and inspector Simon Evans saved the day by carefully securing … Continue reading…

An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched following a cat shooting incident in Colwyn Bay.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the one-year-old grey cat, named Obi, was found in a very bad way at his Cysgod-Y-Bryn home in the North Wales coastal town.

Sadly, vets found that Obi had been shot through his stomach with a pellet gun, and the bullet had gone onto snap the cat’s left back leg.

The shooting took place on either the evening of … Continue reading…

A crow is back in the wild after being rescued by the RSPCA from “dangerous” fishing litter in Buckley.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the crow was spotted stuck in a tree on an island in the middle in the Higher Common Road area of the North Wales town.

Sadly, the crow’s wing was caught in the tree due to fishing line; highlighting the dangers discarded angling litter can pose to local wildlife.

The RSPCA says most anglers … Continue reading…

A gull has been rescued after getting stuck in netting between a Greggs, a gym and a cocktail bar in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted on Tuesday (13 July) after a member of the public spotted the gull’s plight on Park Place in the Welsh capital and sounded the alarm.

The animal welfare charity says the incident acts as a reminder as to the dangers netting can pose to animals.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels attended, and enlisted the support of … Continue reading…