An RSPCA cattery in Cheshire is appealing for animal-lovers with the required experience to apply to hand-rear kittens due to a shortage of volunteers.

Kittens who are just weeks old and without their mum have to be hand-reared to give them the best chance of survival. It is an intensive job which often involves tube-feeding the kittens every few hours, sometimes as often as every two hours and including throughout the night.

But despite the intensity of the role, it … Continue reading…

An RSPCA centre who reunited three feline siblings are now seeking a new home for them – after the cats have been waiting for a new home for four months.

Ezra, Otto and Wilma were signed into the RSPCA’s care in March after coming from a multi-animal household. Ezra and Otto went to Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, while Wilma, who was pregnant, went to the charity’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

But Wilma was found not to be coping well … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly and emaciated Japanese akita dog was found staggering on a Greater Manchester street.

The member of the public who found the dog managed to confine him in their garden before contacting the RSPCA. An animal welfare officer (AWO) from the charity collected the dog and took him to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital for him to be assessed.

“This poor dog was in so much discomfort,” said AWO Steve Wickham. … Continue reading…

In the week that the World Cup is kicking off, the RSPCA is releasing a multitude of photos to remind people how dangerous sports netting is to animals if it is not put away after use.

Last year, 1,010 animals were rescued by the animal welfare charity after getting tangled in netting – with the numbers peaking in June and July.

Already this year, the RSPCA has rescued 442 animals from netting, which included 136 animals rescued in May alone … Continue reading…

A struggling injured badger which got stuck at the bottom of a skate park bowl had to be rescued by an RSPCA inspector – who also needed a helping hand to get out.

The large male badger, who weighed a hefty 17 kilos and appeared to have an injured leg, was founin the slippy situation at Central Forest Park, Hanley.

He was spotted struggling by two council workers on Sunday morning (June 3) who immediately contacted the charity.

RSPCA inspector … Continue reading…