An RSPCA officer has rescued a sick guillemot whilst off-duty and walking his dogs in Hartlepool. 

 

Animal collection officer Shane Lynn was out with rescue dogs Bella and Belle yesterday lunchtime (Monday 20 April) when he spotted the stricken seabird floating on the water, struggling to keep his head up.

 

Shane said: “I was at Seaton Carew Beach giving the dogs their daily exercise when I saw the bird.

 

“It was pretty clear he wasn’t alright, he … Continue reading…

A gannet who was spotted trapped 150ft down Bempton Cliffs, in Bridlington, when the rest of the seabirds left the breeding ground at the weekend has been rescued by the RSPCA.

 

Specialist officers from the charity’s rope rescue team travelled from across the country to help the juvenile bird who was ‘flapping around and clearly distressed’ on the 300ft cliffs at the reserve, run by the RSPB.

 

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A gannet has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru after becoming caught in fishing litter on Towyn Beach in Rhyl.

The charity says the incident highlights the “massive dangers” which fishing litter poses to the nation’s wildlife.

RSPCA Cymru attended on 9 July to find the gannet sat in the middle of a pebble beach, making no obvious attempt to move away from members of the public.

An RSPCA officer found the seabird with fishing lure with treble hooks and fishing … Continue reading…

The RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and us have joined together to call for the ban on the discharge of a substance which has killed hundreds of seabirds.

The unfolding disaster of hundreds of seabirds floundering and dying along England’s southern coast because of marine pollution has prompted the RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and us to write to Stephen Hammond MP – a minister at the Department for Transport – alerting him to the growing threat posed by the discharge from … Continue reading…