An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has had a record year in the number of hedgehog admissions, with more than 897 being treated at the centre in 2019*.

RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, has seen a  47% increase in the number of hedgehogs at the London Road centre since last year. (See table below for number of hedgehog admissions to Stapeley Grange since 2009.)

Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange, said: “The number of hedgehogs we have been caring for … Continue reading…

An animal lover from Hereford has set up a virtual running challenge to encourage others to don their running shoes and help her raise funds for animals in need.

Anna Simpkin, from Hereford, will be taking on the London Marathon challenge next year for the RSPCA and as part of her fundraising, she decided to set up a virtual running challenge for others to get involved and run the 26.2 miles but spread out across the month of October.

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The RSPCA are appealing for information to trace four men who are suspected of badger baiting.

A dog walker witnessed seeing the men acting suspiciously with four bull lurcher-type dogs on land off Audley Road near Alsager Park and Country Club in Cheshire.

He said he saw four men digging in an area where there was a badger sett and encouraged the dogs to enter the sett through the hole they had dug. He could hear them goading the dogs … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an emergency fundraising appeal as one of the charity’s wildlife centres prepares for the influx of oiled swans who are being rescued as part of a large operation following flooding in South Yorkshire.

It is believed that 60 swans have been affected by oil after the recent flooding upturned a barge, causing the spillage on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation canal near where it connects with the River Don, off Rawmarsh Lane in Rotherham.

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Twenty-five years ago, RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre & Cattery opened its doors and has since treated more than 130,000 animals. Wildlife supervisor Rob Scrivens has been at the Nantwich centre since day one and shares his memories.

Sitting in a van amongst the rolling hills of Cumbria, with a group of otters in his van ready to be released after months of rehabilitation, Rob Scrivens took a photo of the breath-taking scenery on his phone and sent it to … Continue reading…