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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog with a weight attached to him was discovered in a canal in Wigan.

The Pomeranian-cross was found by a member of the public in the canal near Appley Bridge, close to The Baby Elephant restaurant, on Tuesday (7 June) evening.

He was wearing a blue harness, to which a 1.25kg exercise weight had been attached.

RSPCA inspector Johnny Brooks, who is investigating, said: “The dog was microchipped however … Continue reading…

This young dog got herself in a ‘bar’-king mad situation after she got her head completely stuck between two bars during her afternoon walk.

Juno, a five-month-old Schnauzer, was released in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday (Wednesday) after her worried owner raised the alarm.

The dog was stuck between the bars of a fence in Bonis Crescent, Stockport, for half an hour while the rescue was carried out.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly Jack Russell with a large tumour was dumped by a church in Wigan.

Susie, aged around 14 years old, was found by a church volunteer outside St Barnabas Church, in Marsh Green, on Tuesday (15 March).

RSPCA inspector Susie Micallef said: “Susie is in a bad way. She has a very large tumour on her mammary gland which could have potentially spread elsewhere. We cannot say for sure how long she … Continue reading…