A cygnet who had a ‘lucky escape’ after swallowing a large fishing hook has prompted the RSPCA to urge anglers to take litter home with them.

The bird was rescued from a lake in Rotherham, on Wednesday last week (29 August), with a 7cm-long fishing hook in his throat and fishing line wrapped around his esophagus.

He was taken to a local vet but was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, as his injuries needed … Continue reading…

Hundreds of visitors are expected to attend the opening of Derby’s newly refurbished RSPCA Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre over the bank holiday weekend – including the stars of a hit television show.

The centre, which has undergone an exciting refurbishment of their kennel facilities, will be officially opened by Baasit and Umar Siddiqui from the popular Channel Four TV show Gogglebox.

The Derby pair, who are big supporters of the local animal welfare charity, will attend the in Abbey … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with an injury to his tail was abandoned in Marholm near Peterborough.

It appears the young male cat had been taken to a vet by his owner, as when the RSPCA investigated the location where the cat was found, they discovered a vet bandage along with part of the poor cat’s tail.

The RSPCA attended the incident on Sunday August 5 and collected the cat, who was hiding in a barn … Continue reading…

An orphaned seal pup has arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, marking the start of the ‘seal season’ for the centre.

The common seal pup, who has been nicknamed Godfrey, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (17 August), after being rescued from a beach in Cumbria.

He is the first seal to be admitted to the centre this season, and an increase in seal patients are expected at the end of August as … Continue reading…

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…