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…

An orphaned seal pup has arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, marking the start of the ‘seal season’ for the centre.

The common seal pup, who has been nicknamed Godfrey, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (17 August), after being rescued from a beach in Cumbria.

He is the first seal to be admitted to the centre this season, and an increase in seal patients are expected at the end of August as … Continue reading…

An RSPCA cattery in Cheshire is appealing for animal-lovers with the required experience to apply to hand-rear kittens due to a shortage of volunteers.

Kittens who are just weeks old and without their mum have to be hand-reared to give them the best chance of survival. It is an intensive job which often involves tube-feeding the kittens every few hours, sometimes as often as every two hours and including throughout the night.

But despite the intensity of the role, it … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is preparing for its annual baby bird boom, with the arrival of six orphaned tawny owlets in the last week.

Every year around May time, Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, sees an increase in the number of baby birds admitted after being found orphaned or out of their nest.

However, often the baby birds are brought in by well-meaning members of the public who believe the bird genuinely needs help – when they could … Continue reading…