A BEAUTIFUL purple kite has been rehabilitated and launched after it was “intentionally focused and shot” final month.
The RSPCA inspector who rescued the injured chook filmed the magical second the uncommon chook was launched again into the wild after a month of rehabilitation.
Suzi Smith had been referred to as to rescue the chook after a involved member of the general public discovered it at a roadside unable to take off due to an injured wing.
Discovered along with the A470 in Builth Wells on March 16, the chook was safely captured by Ms Smith earlier than being taken to Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre to be assessed.
Whereas there, vets X-rayed the chook and found that it had been shot.
Ms Smith, who has been rescuing animals for the animal welfare charity for 20 years, mentioned: “It was an honour to have the ability to launch this magnificence after weeks of therapy and rehab at Vale Wildlife Hospital.
“The chook had been shot, and had a guarded prognosis however the group at Vale labored their magic and the purple kite has fortunately been ready to return into the wild the place they belong.
“It is extremely upsetting to suppose that this lovely chook was intentionally focused and shot and that is an offence beneath the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
“Anybody with any details about how this chook got here to be harmed is urged to name our Inspector enchantment line on 0300 123 8018.”
All wild birds are protected beneath the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and it’s an offence to kill, injure or take wild birds besides beneath licence.
The utmost penalty, if discovered responsible, is six months in jail and/or a vast wonderful.
For those who see an animal in misery you’ll be able to ring the RSPCA’s cruelty line on 0300 123 4999.