An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire is calling on animal-lovers who have a few hours to spare each week to join its volunteer team.

Stapeley Grange, in London Road, Nantwich, has a variety of volunteer roles for people to get stuck into.

The centre is holding a volunteers information evening on Thursday 25 January, at 6pm, where those interested are invited to go along and find out more.

Lee Stewart, manager of the centre, said: “We have lots of different … Continue reading…

A seal who was admitted to the RSPCA after getting stuck in a drain on a beach has been released back to the wild after a 138-day recovery.

Common seal Tyrion arrived at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, in July last year after being rescued from Bagillt, in Flint, North Wales, by Chris Cureton and his team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

He weighed only 10kg when he arrived, far below the ideal weight … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after three alpacas were beaten to death on a farm in Buckinghamshire.

The owners of the alpacas, Lesley and Andrew Sapsford, have been left “heartbroken” after the attacks – and they are now worried for their remaining 80 alpacas, who live on a farm in Little Kingshill, Great Missenden.

Two of the alpacas – called Pleasance and Gabriella, who was pregnant – were found dead in their shelter on Saturday (6 January). The following day a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.

The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.

Rachel Butler, RSPCA spokeswoman for Birmingham, said: … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with a broken leg was abandoned in a park in Northwich.

The lurcher-type dog, named Bow, was found tied to a tree in Neumann’s Flash country park, in Old Warrington Lane, on Thursday 28 December.

She had a broken back leg and bruising to her abdomen, as well as scars on her face and other smaller, older wounds on her body.

The member of the public who found her took her … Continue reading…