Four baby pied wagtail birds are recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after their nest crumbled away on the roof of a Crewe hospital.

Staff in the pathology department at Leighton Hospital were alerted to the birds’ plight after hearing tweeting and seeing a tiny bird inside an air vent, on Wednesday (12 July).

The bird was rescued by a member of staff and taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich – but the following day, they … Continue reading…

A leading RSPCA vet is warning cat owners who live in flats to be aware their felines could be at risk of high-rise syndrome.

The warning comes as the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital and Harmsworth Memorial Hospital both had to treat two recent cases of young cats who had both fallen from high rise blocks of flats in London.

Little Beatrice, and Saba who is just 11 weeks old, both had to have a leg amputated after they fell from … Continue reading…

Shy cats can often get overlooked but just because they are quieter in the cattery does not mean they won’t make the perfect companion.

A cat can be shy or timid for a number of reasons, they may have been through a trauma, they could still be very young and learning the ropes, or maybe they are just waiting to find that special someone who can bring them out of their shell.

At the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

A struggling young badger has been rescued from the pathway of a Cardiff property, and is recovering at a local specialist wildlife facility. 

The badger was spotted by a member of the public, staggering a few steps at a time at a Castle Road property in Tongwynlais, in the early evening of 3 July.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and found a disorientated badger who, despite no obvious injuries, was out in the daylight and very unsteady on his feet.

The badger … Continue reading…

A man who was caught illegally smuggling puppies via Holyhead has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Ben James Illidge (d.o.b 22/12/1983), of Wilson Crescent, Northwich, was sentenced at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 13 July), having previously pleaded guilty to a series of charges.

Illidge was caught – in November 2016 – seeking to smuggle 35 puppies through Holyhead Port in hugely inappropriate conditions. He was identified as part of Operation Delphin, a multi-agency operation tackling the scourge of … Continue reading…