A DOVE which was found with shot wounds to its wing is on the road to recovery.

The Wildlife Orphanage and Hedgehog Hospital, in Barlby, received a call on Saturday about a dove being found injured in Chapel Haddlesey, near Selby. The caller was asked to take the bird to Holmefield Vets at Brayton.

The vets treated the dove and removed the pellet to her wing.

Annette Pyrah, manager of The Wildlife Orphanage, collected the dove on Sunday and has bandaged up both her wings to stop her pecking at the wounds and making them bleed.

"This incident happened at Chapel Haddlesey near Selby and is a terrible act of cruelty against a bird noted as a symbol of peace," Annette said.

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