An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has welcomed a rare patient – a puffin.

The young bird is currently being treated at Stapeley Grange in Nantwich after being taken there on 7 September.  He was found grounded on a beach in Anglesey, North Wales, by a concerned member of the public.

He was found to have a serious wound to the body and is believed to have been attacked by another animal, possibly a dog.

He was initially treated with … Continue reading…

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A domestic white goose who was literally ‘sold down the river’ by her previous owner has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of a group of men in canoes after being left with nasty injuries caused by fishing litter left on the River Wye.

The goose, believed to have been callously dumped some weeks ago, was reported to the RSPCA after it was seen struggling with an injured leg.

Once the goose had been brought to shore, she … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for the owner of a macaw found in Caerphilly to come forward.

The bird was found on Caerphilly Mountain on Friday (December 5th) – and the Society is hoping to reunite it with its owner.

RSPCA animal collection officer Fiona Jackson said: “It is unusual that nobody has come forward yet to reclaim this macaw.

“We are appealing to anyone who may know who the bird belongs to, to get in touch.”

Anyone who may have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria during the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (5-11 June)*.


Despite repeatedly advising people of the dangers, police and the RSPCA rescued a German Shepherd dog from a hot car last year. The owner was convicted of two offences, banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs. The previous year two dogs were removed from hot cars. Their owners … Continue reading…


As nesting and fledgling bird season begins we ask the public to be aware of baby birds

Spring has sprung and as fledgling birds attempt to spread their wings and leave the nest, members of the public are being urged to leave them be.

Depending on the age of the bird human interference could be causing more harm than good.

Many fledglings discovered by members of the public are mistakenly thought to be injured or abandoned, and subsequently … Continue reading…