A snake native to Thailand is now in the RSPCA’s care after being found in a garden in Wirral.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw was called out to pick up the snake after it was spotted in the back garden of a house in Marlwood Avenue, Wallasey, on Friday last week (9 June).

Lauren said: “I went there expecting it to be a corn snake, which is the type of stray snake I usually collect, but I was intrigued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging Northwich residents to look out for local wildlife after a swan was taken to a wildlife centre with multiple injuries – on the same day that seven of her cygnets went missing.

The swan, who is nicknamed Mabel, is a known character on the River Weaver, near to Monarch Drive, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

However, the RSPCA was contacted on 2 June after a member of the public became concerned about … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in the River Thurne at Potter Heigham yesterday (Tuesday, 13 June) afternoon.

The dog was spotted by concerned members of the public who rushed into the river but sadly the adult German Shepherd was already dead.

The police were called, who then contacted the RSPCA who have launched an investigation into the death.

The dog was wearing a metal choker collar which was clipped to a … Continue reading…

A father and son who run a Liverpool-based donkey business have been sentenced in court after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to five of their donkeys.

Eric Wheeler (DOB 26/2/1933), of Dalemeadow Road, Liverpool, and Ronald Wheeler (DOB 6/10/1976), of Thomas Lane, Liverpool, pleaded guilty on Monday (5 June) to five offences each of causing unnecessary suffering to five donkeys by failing to address their poor body conditions.

Ronald Wheeler also pleaded guilty to three offences of failing to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a duck was shot in a canal in Chester.


The magpie duck was found injured at the side of the canal, by Telford’s Warehouse, on Sunday, 3 June. She was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, where sadly an x-ray showed an air rifle pellet in her neck.

Her injury was so severe that she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

Donna Boden, a member of the public who … Continue reading…