A seal pup who was covered in oil is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire after being rescued in Merseyside.

The grey seal was rescued by an RSPCA officer after getting trapped in an oil compound.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Lauren Bradshaw said: “He was found by one of the workers who was inspecting the site early on Wednesday. He heard something move on the gravel so shone his torch to try and find where the sound … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire admitted a record number of animals in 2018.

Throughout the year, 6,658 animals came through the doors of Stapeley Grange – up from 6,545 in 2017.

It is the most animals admitted to the centre in one year since it opened in 1994.

“Obviously we don’t want there to be more injured animals – we would rather there were no injured animals at all – but I think what this shows is that people … Continue reading…

A stowaway gecko who came to the UK from Barbados after hiding in luggage has been safely caught by the RSPCA – after being on the run in the holidaymaker’s house for two months!

A woman first saw the tiny critter – who is one-inch long – in her house in Stanley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, on Sunday last week (9 December).

The gecko scurried away but was spotted again on Tuesday (11 December) and the RSPCA were informed.

It turns … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is hoping to reunite a cat who was rescued after getting her leg trapped in a wheelchair ramp with her family in time for Christmas.

The distinctive-looking cat – who is white with a black nose and tail – was rescued on Monday last week (10 December) after getting stuck in a ramp of a bungalow in Highfield Road, Blackpool.

She was found by an occupant of the house with her back right leg completely wedged between two … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers balloons pose to wildlife, after a gull died from injuries sustained from getting tangled up with one.

The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a telephone wire in Thornbrook Road, in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, after the struggling and distressed gull was seen by a member of the public.

An officer managed to free the gull and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire. However, the … Continue reading…