The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot with an air rifle in Cheshire.

A concerned member of the public found the bird with a large wound above his leg in a field in Well Lane, Weaverham, on Sunday 5 March. They contacted the RSPCA, and Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw collected the bird.

Lauren said: “The swan had been grounded in a field and I could easily see the wound above his leg. I took him … Continue reading…

Nursery school children in Pembroke got an unexpected education in wildlife – after a swan crash landed into their playground.

RSPCA Cymru rescued the swan, which was found at Golden Manor Nursery, on Golden Lane, on Tuesday 10 January.

The bird was found unable to take-off, due to a lack of space.

She was safely rescued by an RSPCA inspector, and released at the nearby Mill Pond, where she flew away strongly, and showed no signs of distress.

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A swan was rescued by the RSPCA after he crash landed in a building site – and got himself wedged behind a brick wall.

The swan was completely stuck when RSPCA Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Cara Gibbon arrived at the site in Dovedale Road, Birmingham, on Wednesday afternoon (4 January).

ACO Gibbon said: “With the help of the builders, we had to remove each brick block by block as there was no other way to get him out. He was … Continue reading…

A swan rescued by RSPCA Cymru – having been found exhausted outside a Morfa shopping centre – has now been returned safely to the wild.

The bird shocked Christmas shoppers at the Morfa Bay precinct on Thursday 1 December, with a sizeable crowd gathering to watch as the exhausted bird sat struggling outside shops.

She was rescued by the RSPCA, who provided overnight care. The swan was them transferred to a specialist wildlife facility for support, before being returned to … Continue reading…

A cygnet who had got in a bit of a flap on top of a cinema in Tamworth had to be rescued by the RSPCA.

Staff at Odeon cinema, in Bolebridge Street, called the RSPCA after spotting the swan on top of the 50ft-high roof.

Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who attended the incident last Wednesday (30 November), said: “The young swan had managed to get himself up there but he didn’t seem to want to move – he was … Continue reading…