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Bird put to sleep after becoming trapped in netting on Guildford bridge

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Bird put to sleep after becoming trapped in netting on Guildford bridge

Published at 5:03pm 29th July 2019.

A pigeon which became trapped in netting on a Guildford bridge has been put to sleep.

The RSPCA were called to the incident on the section of Bridge Street spanning the River Wey yesterday morning (28 July).

Firefighters from Guildford also attended and despite the bird being successfully rescued, it was later put down having suffered a leg injury.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said:

“Each year around 2,000 reports are made to the RSPCA about wild birds trapped in or behind netting, many incidents involving bird-deterrent netting.

"Problems arise when netting is put up incorrectly or becomes damaged, leaving gaps where birds can enter and become trapped. 

"If you find an injured bird or see one trapped please call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

“If you have sadly seen dead birds in netting, or where you are aware of a regular issue of birds becoming trapped in netting, the RSPCA would be grateful if you could forward the address, property owner (if known) and date of the incident to wildlife@rspca.org.uk. 

“More information on our “Wild birds and netting” project can be found on our website.”

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