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West Midlands RSPCA bracing itself for its busiest period of the year

Ross Crawford 27th Jun, 2019

THE RSPCA is preparing for its busiest month of the year as it reveals that calls about wildlife from people in the West Midlands peaked at more than 2,871 last June.

The charity received more than 204,9741 calls about wildlife in 2018 across England and Wales last year with 16,6372 of those from the West Midlands alone.

Nearly half of all the calls were received in the peak summer months May – 28,211 calls – June – 34,651 – and July – 30,235 – the height of the breeding season for many wild animals.

The top five species the calls related to were pigeons – 36,629 calls – red foxes – 24,352 calls – gulls – 23,467 calls – hedgehogs – 10,642 calls – and deer – 9,152.

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