Two birds have been shot on the North Park Estate in Cardigan, prompting the RSPCA to launch an appeal for information.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a gull and a pigeon were found injured in the same area on Saturday 12 September.

Veterinary examination – at Priory Vets in the Pwllhai area of Cardigan – confirmed both birds had been injured by pellet wounds – likely from an air rifle.

Sadly, the gull had to be put to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal to the people of Prestatyn for information after concerns of multiple gull shootings in the same area. 

Three gulls have been found shot dead in the area of Marion Road, with the incidents spread out across late April and early May.

An RSPCA officer responded to the most recent incident on 3 May – with an examination of the gull’s dead body sadly confirming pellet gun injuries to the neck. The bird had fallen … Continue reading…

A badger has died after becoming trapped in an “indiscriminate and cruel” snare in Llanhamlach, near Brecon.

RSPCA Cymru tended to the badger on 27 May, with the device wrapped tightly around the animal’s body.

Sadly, following independent veterinary inspection, the extent of the badger’s injuries – including a damaged neck – were found to be so bad that he had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

The device was not a self-locking snare, which are illegal. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a male swan is believed to have been attacked by dogs at Cusworth Hall and Park in Doncaster and had to be put to sleep.

 

The RSPCA caught the bird on Wednesday 23 July after a call from a concerned member of the public.

 

RSPCA inspector Sandra Dransfield said: “There was nothing we could do to save him, his injuries were just too severe.

 

“He had a large wound on … Continue reading…

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A swan is in intensive care after being shot twice with a crossbow in Norfolk, just a fortnight after a goose was similarly attacked down the road.

We were called on Sunday (4 May) after the injured bird was spotted on the river Nene in the village of Upwell, near Wisbech. Members of the public in boats on the water at March Riverside saw him trying to swim with a bolt coming from his shoulder

RSPCA Inspector Justin … Continue reading…