Wednesday 24 July 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information following the deaths of a number of cats from antifreeze poisoning in Pembrokeshire.

The latest cat to die was taken ill last Sunday in Trefin, Haverfordwest but died on Monday (22 July).

Following a post mortem examination Fishguards Vets confirmed the cat had milk and antifreeze in its stomach.  The vets practice also say this is the third death involving antifreeze poisoning they have seen in the last three months…. Continue reading…

Wednesday 24 July 2013

A mother and her ten ducklings have been rescued after becoming trapped in a culvert at Raven Inn in Welshpool.

The ducks were positioned precariously in front of a trash screen (which prevents debris entering the water) just five inches from the water. As heavy rain was forecast for the area the ducks were in danger of being washed away.

When RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer, Claire Davies arrived she realised that there was no way for … Continue reading…

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Twelve gulls have died after coming into contact with a mystery substance between Broadhaven and Newgale in St Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire.

RSPCA officers responded on Monday (22nd July) after a canoeist reported seeing four dead birds and several others who seemed lethargic and struggling to move.

The inspectors searched a seven kilometre stretch of the the coastal area using a R.I.B. (Rigid Inflatable Boat). The search was difficult due to the terrain which was mostly made … Continue reading…

25.07.13

A swan shot with a cross bow in Lynemouth, Northumberland has been released back into the wild where her mate was still waiting for her after nine days apart.

The female swan had been in the care of Robson & Prescott veterinary centre in Morpeth since Monday, 15 July. She was taken there by us after being rescued from the River Lyne.

RSPCA Inspector Trevor Walker said:

“We got a call from a member of the public that a

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Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays

24.07.13

A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.

Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…