A goose has been discovered at Swanshurst Park, which is situated between Moseley and Billesley, with a crossbow bolt through its head.
A member of the public made the shocking discovery at Moseley New Pool on Saturday (05/11). The RSPCA were called and the bird was taken to RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital for emergency treatment.
RSPCA Inspector Boris Lasserre, Told the Express & Star: “Incredibly he was still alive. He was taken to the RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital for treatment and X-rays to establish the damage that has been caused by the bolt and the safest way to remove it.
This poor bird was the victim of a mindless cruelty. It beggars belief that someone would get enjoyment out of doing something like this.”
It is a criminal offence to injure wild birds under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and if someone is found guilty they face penalties of up to six months in prison and/or a £5,000 fine.
Inspector Lasserre, added: “It is such awful, callous cruelty and we would urge anyone with information about what happened to contact us as soon as possible. It is a disgusting act of deliberate cruelty.”
Please call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 if you have ANY information.