A very rare admission for one RSPCA wildlife centre – found emaciated near Holywell – is recuperating well.

RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre is currently caring for a short-eared owl. It is the fifth bird of its kind in the last 10 years to be cared at the centre.

RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton said: “The owl was found on the marshes at the old Bettisfield colliery in Bagillt, near Holywell by a member of the public who was walking their … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three swans were found dead at a nature reserve.

The swans – which were all aged around two – were found by a member of the public at Fens Pool Nature Reserve, in Dudley, two weeks ago.

Their deaths have not been explained and there were no obvious wounds on their bodies.

RSPCA inspector Kelly Lake said: “We do not know if these swans died maliciously or whether this is natural, but due … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three domestic rabbits were found in a box in a Leicestershire park.

Two brown rabbits and one black-and-grey rabbit were found by a member of the public in Westfields Recreation Ground, off Abbey Drive, in Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Friday (13 November) evening.

An RSPCA inspector took the rabbits to a vets, where one of the brown ones was found to be so poorly that the vet sadly said she had to be put to … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was caught by an illegal gin trap.

The black and white kitten named Kitty was found in a gin trap in a front garden in St Dogmaels.

RSPCA inspector Holly Brown said: “The homeowner was horrified that a trap had been found in their garden.

“The cat was taken to the vets by the owner and has some broken toes, but is doing well.

“It appears as though the trap may … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats living on the same street died from suspected antifreeze poisoning on the same day.

Tests showed that Wendy, a black-and-white four-year-old, pictured left, ingested antifreeze, which led to her suffering kidney failure. Sissi, a black two-year-old cat, suffered similar symptoms. Both cats died on Wednesday 11 November, the day after they are thought to have ingested it.

Wendy’s owner, Lisa Pallin, said that she and Sissi’s owner, Sarah Foster, who both … Continue reading…