Staff at RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital in Salford are doing a 260km run, cycle and horse ride as part of the ‘2.6 Challenge’ starting this weekend. 

 

The London Marathon would have held its 40th annual event on Sunday (26 April) so a week-long fundraiser is kicking-off to help raise money for charities instead. Participants are being asked to do some kind of challenge around the number 2.6 or 26. 

 

Every year the marathon raises over £25,000 for … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer has rescued a sick guillemot whilst off-duty and walking his dogs in Hartlepool. 

 

Animal collection officer Shane Lynn was out with rescue dogs Bella and Belle yesterday lunchtime (Monday 20 April) when he spotted the stricken seabird floating on the water, struggling to keep his head up.

 

Shane said: “I was at Seaton Carew Beach giving the dogs their daily exercise when I saw the bird.

 

“It was pretty clear he wasn’t alright, he … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat’s body was discovered skewered, burned, and sitting on top of a disposable barbecue in Doncaster.

 

The cat was found in an alleyway opposite the shops on Beckett Road, Wheatley, on Thursday morning (16 April).

 

RSPCA Inspector Tamsin Drysdale said: “The person who found the cat said she had a skewer through her body and was laying on the top of a disposable barbecue.

 

“She was so badly burned … Continue reading…

An injured swan who was spotted wobbling around and unable to stand properly has been rescued in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

 

The RSPCA was called by a concerned animal-lover after they came across the swan at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (14 April) and RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Donna Smith went straight to the location on Two Plank Lane.

 

The swan was on the towpath beside the river when Donna got there.

She said: “The swan didn’t move off when I … Continue reading…

A duckling has been rescued after becoming trapped in a storm drain in Durham. 

 

The RSPCA was called at around 9.30pm on Saturday night (11 April) and an officer went straight out to Caterhouse Road.

 

RSPCA Inspector Kaye Forsyth said: “I got there fairly quickly as I was only 10 minutes away from the location.

“The duckling had been with its mother and siblings and had fallen down a drain on the housing estate.

“Unfortunately, the duckling’s mother … Continue reading…