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URGENT - dying bird in my garden

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porridge90 Tue 07-Jun-16 10:49:34

I glance outside this morning and my dog was dragging a poor bird around by its wing. Obviously my cats had caught it and the dog was now enjoying her new 'toy'. I feel absolutely horrendous. I am completely terrified of birds (long story) but after ages spent trying to get my dog to drop it, I have managed to get the dog inside.

The bird is now sat on my patio. I can see it breathing (very very quickly) but it is in a really bad way.

I have no idea what to do. Handling it is out of the question for me, but I would happily see if a neighbour or something will help me if the general concensus is that I need to pick it up and take it somewhere.

I would say it is fairly certain it will not survive its injuries, at the very least it probably wouldn't fly again.

I don't have it in me to 'finish it off'.

I'm just watching it out of the window and I feel this horrible sick guilt that my pets have done this. Don't get me wrong, they have caught and killed stuff before and I feel awful then too, but watching it clinging on is horrible.


dodobookends Tue 07-Jun-16 10:53:00

What sort of bird is it?

porridge90 Tue 07-Jun-16 10:56:18

I really don't know. An average sized grey one? Let me take a picture

porridge90 Tue 07-Jun-16 10:59:53

excuse the mess, we've had builders in and well... our patio is a shit hole.

Ok so here's the bird, it is grey like a pigeon but much smaller. It has sat itself up somehow.

ChameleonCircuit Wed 08-Jun-16 23:35:49

OP what happened to the bird?

Kanga59 Wed 08-Jun-16 23:55:41

fwiw I would have taken the cat to it to finish the job it started

porridge90 Fri 17-Jun-16 17:30:00

Sorry I have only just seen these replies! My husband put the poor thing out of its misery. We couldn't bear to see it suffering any further. It was very sad.

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