A plucky cat who ventured to the top of a telegraph pole had to be rescued – after getting stranded up there!

The RSPCA was contacted by a member of the public who spotted that the tabby cat had been stuck at the top of the 30ft-high pole in Warwick Road, in Bootle, Liverpool, for at least two hours.

Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service attended shortly after receiving the call on Monday afternoon … Continue reading…

Some 220 Manx shearwaters were rescued in West Wales by RSPCA Cymru last week, following stormy weather conditions – and the public are being urged to be on the look-out for more.

The new figure follows an initial rescue operation on Newgale beach, where some 144 of the seabirds were saved following a mass landing.

Rescue efforts continued – with a further 50 seabirds rescued from Pembrokeshire’s Druidstone beach, in addition to many more on Tenby’s beaches, and some found … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in goal netting in Liverpool.

The rescue has prompted the RSPCA to remind people about the dangers garden netting can pose to wildlife.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown rescued the hog from a house in Lyndene Road on Monday (21 August).

Thankfully the hedgehog did not suffer any major injuries from the incident and was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire.

Matt said: “The … Continue reading…

A swan who was found covered in petrol is on the road to recovery at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The swan was rescued by a team of RSPCA officers using a boat on a lake in Gerards Lane, St Helens, on Wednesday, 9 August, after a member of the public spotted the oil-covered bird on a bank. An empty petrol can was also recovered from the lake.

An RSPCA officer took the bird to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre … Continue reading…

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…