An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a rare patient – a red squirrel.

The elusive squirrel – a native British species which is only seen in certain parts of the UK – was admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, after being found orphaned in Liverpool.

It is only the tenth red squirrel taken in by the centre since 2012.

“The number of red squirrels we get at Stapeley Grange is so remarkably small so when one arrives it … 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 Squid, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (9 August), after being rescued from a beach in Scarborough.

She is the first common seal to be admitted to the centre this season. The centre receives mainly grey seals over the winter but the team are … Continue reading…

Two RSPCA projects aimed at helping personal development for young people in care are open for referrals.

The two programmes – Paws for Change and Animal Action Days – are being held at RSPCA centres in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire this month.

Paws for Change and Animal Action Days are part of the RSPCA’s ambitious new programme called Generation Kind, eight projects which focus on educating young people from all backgrounds about animal welfare and aims to reach two million children … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is appealing for donations of washing up liquid to help treat 20 birds which were admitted after getting covered in dumped oil in a river canal.

The birds – 17 Canada geese and three greylag geese – were rescued by the RSPCA from a canal near Tamworth. They were all taken to RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, for assessment and to be cleaned.

If oil is not removed from waterbirds it reduces the natural waterproofing … Continue reading…

Five tawny owls have been given a foster home in Derbyshire’s Peak District after an appeal was launched to find owl fosterers.

The young owls were being cared for at RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire, after they were all found orphaned in separate incidents.

But as the wildlife centre started to fill up, the team began the search for animal-lovers who could temporarily care for the owls – ahead of their release back to the wild – giving … Continue reading…