A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.

 

A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.

 

It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.

 

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…

RSPCA Preston & District Branch Animal Centre is to re-open to the public this weekend.

 

The centre will open its doors from 11am until 3pm on Sunday (10 March), and staff are inviting supporters to drop in for a look around and a slice of cake.

RSPCA Regional Operations Manager for the North West, Anne Corbishley, said: “We’re very excited to re-open the centre to the public.”

 

“We’ve had a lot of support whilst the centre has been … Continue reading…

In the next few weeks we will have officially entered our busiest season when the number of animals admitted to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, increases dramatically.

It is the same for us every year and we prepare as best we can for a surge in admissions. It is never an easy time of year for the team because of the sheer volume of work which goes into looking after the animals. Birds, in particular, increase in numbers … Continue reading…

RSPCA Preston & District Branch Animal Centre is to re-open to the public next month.

 

The centre closed in December 2017 so that improvements could be made. The dogs, cats and rabbits being cared for there at the time were transferred to other RSPCA animal centres.

 

The doors will re-open on Sunday 10 March.

 

RSPCA Regional Operations Manager for the North West,  Anne Corbishley, said: “We’re very excited to be able to re-open the centre to the … Continue reading…