A swan who turned completely black after getting covered in oil has been released back into the wild after a remarkable transformation.

The swan was picked up by an RSPCA officer from a lake in Prestoles Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, after being spotted by a member of the public.

The bird was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff joked that an Australian black swan had just been admitted.

Lynsey Cale, wildlife assistant at Stapeley … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was dumped in a builders’ rubble sack on a Birmingham street over the Easter weekend.

A member of the public found the dog’s body on Saturday evening (31 March), in Arley Road, Saltley, and contacted the RSPCA.

The tan-coloured dog had been dumped in a blue plastic dog bed which had been placed in a large builders’ rubble sack with the handles tied.

He was wearing a leather collar but … Continue reading…

A cat who was named Lucky after being rescued from the seets by the RSPCA is hoping her name will finally bring her good luck – after a run of bad fortunes.

The six-month-old kitten is currently at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, after spending the last four months recovering from various health issues.

When she first arrived at Stapeley, staff named her Lucky as she was lucky to have survived being a stray on the streets at … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot 10 times in Crewe.

A member of the public found the male black cat seriously injured, lying on a grass verge in Middlewich Road, Crewe, near to Bentley Motors, on Saturday 10 March.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in London Road, Nantwich, where he was examined by a vet. An x-ray showed 10 air gun pellets embedded inside his body – two in his neck, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector became a real life Alice in Wonderland when she followed a rabbit into a drain in the Ringway area of Northampton on Tuesday (March 13).

Inspector Susan Haywood was called on Tuesday afternoon after a member of the public spotted the rabbit stuck amongst the rubbish six feet down.

Two teenagers then waited with the rabbit until the inspector was able to get there to carry out the rescue.

It took Inspector Haywood an hour and a … Continue reading…