A sparrowhawk has been released back into the wild after coming into RSPCA care when she collided with a window.

 

The female bird of prey was collected from an address on New Road in Barnsley on Saturday 16 February.

 

RSPCA wildlife officer, animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley, said: “She had flown into a balcony window while chasing her prey, which she still had hold of when I collected her and refused to let go of!

 

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The number of animals affected by plastic litter in England and Wales is at an all-time high, with incidents increasing by 22% in just four years, according to new RSPCA data.

In Wales, plastic-related incidents reported to the RSPCA have increased almost 29% when comparing 2015 with 2018 – rising from 21 calls, to 27 incidents – despite the overall number of calls about litter falling significantly.

Similarly, across England and Wales, the animal welfare charity has recorded a rise … Continue reading…

A seal pup who was covered in oil is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire after being rescued in Merseyside.

The grey seal was rescued by an RSPCA officer after getting trapped in an oil compound.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Lauren Bradshaw said: “He was found by one of the workers who was inspecting the site early on Wednesday. He heard something move on the gravel so shone his torch to try and find where the sound … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire admitted a record number of animals in 2018.

Throughout the year, 6,658 animals came through the doors of Stapeley Grange – up from 6,545 in 2017.

It is the most animals admitted to the centre in one year since it opened in 1994.

“Obviously we don’t want there to be more injured animals – we would rather there were no injured animals at all – but I think what this shows is that people … Continue reading…

A pile of dead wild animals – including a decapitated deer – have been found in a “horror film” discovery, made in Hayesgate, Chepstow.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the gruesome discovery was made at St. Pierre on New Year’s Day.

The dumped dead animals include two Canada geese, two mallard ducks and an unidentified bird of prey. Shockingly, a decapitated deer, the deer’s severed head; a separate deer skin and rib cage were also found at the site.

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