25.09.13

We are appealing for information after a heron was shot with an airgun.

The juvenile bird was spotted in a garden in Yeovil, Somerset by a passing dog walker. He was in an underweight state and struggling to fly. We were called and an inspector came to rescue the bird and take him to the nearby West Hatch Wildlife Centre.

A veterinary examination revealed an airgun pellet and fracture in the wing, but it is hoped with a … Continue reading…

Appeal for information

13.09.13

The prickly mammal was found by a member of the public in a garden in Wolverhampton with a wooden pole pushed all the way through him.

We were called and the hedgehog was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire where a vet found so much damage had been done that he sadly had to be put to sleep.

RSPCA Inspector Vicky Taylor said:

This was a really gruesome case and definitely deliberate. It turned

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07.08.13

Renowned nature lover and TV presenter Bill Oddie is to share his passion for wildlife at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday (August 10). 

Our vice president will be taking part in a question and answer session at the centre’s annual Open Day, their biggest fundraising event of the year. He will also officially open a new aviary dedicated to birds which are part of legal cases.

Bill Oddie said:

“It is proof of

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Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays

24.07.13

A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.

Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…

01.07.13

Our officers and wildlife experts will be ringing geese in the Lake District tomorrow (Tuesday 2 July) as part of efforts to better understand the population in the area.

The project is a major part of the commitment made by us to assist the Windermere Geese Management Group.

Adam Grogan, senior scientific officer in our wildlife department, said:

“We are doing this to better understand where the geese come from and why. We may find that some of the

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