A dog who was found wandering the streets with his jaw hanging off after being used for badger baiting is ending 2017 on a high after finding a loving new home.

Herbie the lurcher was rescued by the RSPCA in August this year when he was found straying in Warrington. The injuries to his face were so severe that he had to undergo reconstruction surgery to rebuild his jaw.

He was put up for rehoming at the RSPCA’s Macclesfield branch, … Continue reading…

A dog named after movie character Bruce Almighty had to be rescued by the RSPCA from an island in the middle of a lake – as unlike his namesake, this little pomeranian couldn’t walk on water!

Bruce Almighty got himself in a bit of a pickle after chasing a squirrel onto the island in Pennington Flash Country Park, in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The tiny dog swam over to the island in the cold water but seemed to instantly regret it … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in Urmston, Greater Manchester in a ‘horrendous state’.

His left eye was missing and the socket infected and he was completely blind. He was also emaciated, his fur was heavily matted and had fly eggs in it.


He had to be put to sleep by a vet on humane grounds.


RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell collected him from Lowther Gardens on Sunday 29 October after a call from … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a pig with his legs tied together was pulled out of a river in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Friday morning (29 September) after seeing the pig in the river by a weir, in Otterspool, in Romiley.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Steve Wickham and a crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to remove the body.

AWO Wickham said: “At this stage … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat and her four kittens were abandoned in a hospital toilet in Stockport.

The tortoiseshell mum and her kittens – one female and three males, all around eight weeks old – were found in a blue cat carrier in the public toilets at Stepping Hill Hospital on the afternoon of Sunday, 4 September.

The cats are now in the RSPCA’s care at the charity’s Altrincham branch, where they have been named after … Continue reading…