A swan who turned completely black after getting covered in oil has been released back into the wild after a remarkable transformation.

The swan was picked up by an RSPCA officer from a lake in Prestoles Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, after being spotted by a member of the public.

The bird was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff joked that an Australian black swan had just been admitted.

Lynsey Cale, wildlife assistant at Stapeley … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was dumped in a builders’ rubble sack on a Birmingham street over the Easter weekend.

A member of the public found the dog’s body on Saturday evening (31 March), in Arley Road, Saltley, and contacted the RSPCA.

The tan-coloured dog had been dumped in a blue plastic dog bed which had been placed in a large builders’ rubble sack with the handles tied.

He was wearing a leather collar but … Continue reading…

A black and white collie dog has been found dead in Rhyl, leading RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

The sad discovery was made by a fisherman on Good Friday (30 March) at around 1.30pm in the bushes by Brickfields Pond, near Cefndy Road in Rhyl.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “This would have been a shocking discovery to have found this dog, dead and in a thin condition and with long nails.

“The dog wasn’t microchipped so … Continue reading…

It will be definitely be an egg-cellent day for all the family!

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre will be holding a special fundraising event on Saturday April 14, from 2pm, to celebrate the end of the Easter holidays and the wonderful rescue animals that they currently have in their care.

The event will include an Easter egg hunt, a fancy dress competition, refreshments and games.

The centre’s deputy manager, Kath Logan, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing lots of visitors who … Continue reading…

A cat with a head for heights has been rescued from the top of a 25 foot telegraph pole in Llanrumney, Cardiff.

The three-year-old tabby and white cat – known as Nasher – was discovered at the top of the pole on 29 March by worried residents from Bunyan Close who alerted the RSPCA.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Gary Lucas said: “The residents in the street contacted us as they were really worried about Nasher and it was raining … Continue reading…