The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers balloons pose to wildlife, after a gull died from injuries sustained from getting tangled up with one.

The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a telephone wire in Thornbrook Road, in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, after the struggling and distressed gull was seen by a member of the public.

An officer managed to free the gull and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire. However, the … Continue reading…

A man who shot his neighbour’s cat with an air rifle while she was sitting on a garden fence has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after a prosecution was brought by the RSPCA.

Peter Shaw (DOB 19/10/1963), of Dane Bank Road, in Northwich, Cheshire, appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (13 November), where he pleaded guilty to an animal welfare offence of causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, named Roxy.

The court heard that Roxy, who … Continue reading…

Just like vampires and ghosts, the black cat is a traditional image at Halloween. In UK folklore they are a symbol of bad luck but despite common myths there is nothing superstitious about black cats.

At the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, there are black cats waiting to find a new home at this spooky time of year.

The cattery has gotten into the spirit of Halloween in an effort to encourage people to rehome their black cats…. Continue reading…

A jackdaw which was rescued by the RSPCA was found to have been suffering for two weeks after being shot in his windpipe.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the bird struggling to fly in No Mans Heath, Cheshire.

An RSPCA officer collected the bird and as there were no obvious injuries, the bird was taken to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich.

Vet Teresa Vicens-Prohens x-rayed the bird and found a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating and urgently appealing for witnesses after a puppy was dumped in a kennel with the decomposing bodies of her two siblings, in a case which has been described by an RSPCA inspector as one of the “most distressing” she has seen.

The terrified and poorly dog was found by a member of the public in Grange Road North, Runcorn, on Tuesday (9 October).

Inspector Lisa Lupson, who is investigating for the animal welfare charity and described … Continue reading…