Bird-lovers are being sought by an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire to put themselves forward to adopt chickens and domestic pigeons.

The charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, is looking for people who can provide a suitable home and who would like to adopt birds to get in touch, in anticipation of any chickens – particularly cockerels – and domestic pigeons which will need new homes in the coming months.

Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange, said: “Stapeley Grange … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people to put sports netting away when finished, after the charity was called to rescue a deer who had got tangled up in football netting.

A member of the public contacted the charity after spotting the deer with his antlers tangled in the sports netting in Wellington Road, in Little Wenlock, Telford, at around 1pm on Friday (31 March).

RSPCA inspector Kate Parker and Animal Collection Officer Sophie Wilson both attended, along with a vet, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat died from suspected antifreeze poisoning in a Leicestershire village.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by the cat’s concerned owner after her pet died on Thursday last week (30 March).

A vet who examined the cat believed that the cat had suffered suspected antifreeze poisoning. It is believed the cat ingested the toxic substance near to their home in Hill Street, in Croft.

RSPCA inspector Allison North said: “This is a … Continue reading…

Phantom the cat was able to escape the snare and make it home

 RSPCA Cymru is warning all cat owners to be vigilant after Phantom the cat came home with a snare entangled around his abdomen.

Snares are a metal wire noose which is attached to a stake or heavy object that acts as an anchor and are set to catch foxes or rabbits. Thankfully for Phantom he was able to escape from the snare and have the wire removed … Continue reading…

Two alive spiders and one dead were found, in plastic cages, in the front garden of a property in Blaenavon

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to establish how the three tarantulas ended up abandoned outside a property in Blaenavon, Pontypool, where sadly one of the spiders was found dead.

The tarantulas had apparently been left outside a boarded-up property for nearly three days before being reported to the RSPCA and collected by a member of the RSPCA inspectorate. Tarantulas … Continue reading…