A cat who was left clinging onto a branch at the top of a 60ft-high tree in windy weather was rescued in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the puss up the tree in Brackenwood Mews, Wilmslow.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Steve Wickham attended but quickly realised that the fire service would be needed as the cat was so high up.

Steve … Continue reading…

A dog who was 10 minutes away from being put to sleep by her previous owner before being rescued by the RSPCA is due to star on the small screen tomorrow on Channel 5’s Dog Rescuers show, presented by Alan Davies.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes was called to a home in Wirral after a member of the public raised concerns about the condition on a German Shepherd dog inside the house. When he got there, the dog’s owner told him … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire which is on course to admit its 400th hedgehog this year is reminding people about what to do if they see one of the iconic spiky creatures.

Since the start of the year, 375 have came into the care of Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre – an average of 12 a week. It is expected that by the end of August, at least 400 will have passed through the doors of the centre in London … Continue reading…

A swan is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after he was found covered in petrol in a lake at St Helens.

Two RSPCA officers rescued the swan from a lake in Gerards Lane on Wednesday (9 August) after a member of the public reported the incident to the charity.

The swan was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he will be cleaned by staff and monitored.

Animal Welfare Office Steve Wickham said: “The … Continue reading…

An RSPCA cattery is desperately looking for a fur-ever home for two of its residents – who have come back into its care for the FOURTH time through no fault of their own.

Brother and sister Charlie and Cherry are currently patiently waiting to be adopted at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange in Nantwich, Cheshire.

They first arrived at the centre because of their previous owner’s ill health.

They were rehomed to a new owner, but they returned to the cattery … Continue reading…