A holidaymaker came back with an unexpected guest from her Tenerife break – a three-inch gecko lizard buried inside their luggage.

Sophie Williams found the gecko after unzipping her suitcase at her home in Field View Road, Congleton, after a four-hour plane journey from the Canary island to Manchester Airport on Sunday (20 August).

She contacted the RSPCA, and an inspector transferred the young gecko – thought to only be around two weeks’ old – to the charity’s Stapeley Grange … Continue reading…

A cat who arrived in the RSPCA’s care with a hole in his neck – which was so deep it exposed his jugular vein – is waiting for his purr-fect home.

One-year-old Buddy was found as a stray in the streets of Congleton in April, with blood around his neck. An RSPCA inspector took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he has since recovered and is now available for rehoming.

Joyce Mellor, deputy manager of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an eight-week-old pug puppy was dumped by a communal bin in Congleton.

The male dog, who has been named Milo, was found by a passer-by next to some bins in Newbold Court, on Saturday (1 October).

Milo, who was suffering from a skin condition, is now in the RSPCA’s care.

Stephen Wickham, an Animal Welfare Officer for the RSPCA, said: “It is so sad that someone deliberately dumped Milo like this, knowing that … Continue reading…