An appeal for information has been issued after a pigeon was believed to have been shot with a pellet gun in Wrexham.
A member of the public, who heard a shot, found the severely injured pigeon in her garden at School Lane, Coedpoeth on Thursday 13th September.
To prevent further suffering the pigeon was immediately put to sleep as the pigeon was suffering would not have recovered from the serious injuries.
RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “The poor pigeon was in a very bad condition with a wing completely broken and hanging off. It appears the pellet has penetrated exactly at the joint of the wing.
“It is concerning that a pigeon was shot in a residential area.
“Such unnecessary and callous attacks can cause a lot of pain and distress to birds.
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.”
It is an offence to injure or kill a wild bird under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and offenders can face an unlimited fine and/or six months imprisonment.
Licences are available or can be applied for, to help resolve certain issues.