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.

 

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08.05.14

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

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Wednesday January 29 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following reports that a number of birds have been shot in Beddau.

Over the last month local residents say a number birds – including crows, blackbirds and magpies – have  been shot by someone using an airgun in the Gwaunmiskin road area.

Yesterday, RSPCA inspector Simon Evans, who is investigating the alleged incidents, retrieved a dead crow which is believed to be one of the victims.

He said: “It seems … Continue reading…

20.06.13

We are appealing for information after three herring gulls were shot with an airgun in a Cumbrian town.

The birds were found on Church Street in St Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria with several air gun pellets scattered around them last Wednesday (12 June). Two had died, and a third was badly injured and taken to a vet for treatment.

Bits of bread were also found nearby, which is thought to have been used to attract the birds to a spot Continue reading…