A dog who was 10 minutes away from being put to sleep by her previous owner before being rescued by the RSPCA is due to star on the small screen tomorrow on Channel 5’s Dog Rescuers show, presented by Alan Davies.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes was called to a home in Wirral after a member of the public raised concerns about the condition on a German Shepherd dog inside the house. When he got there, the dog’s owner told him … Continue reading…

A swan is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after he was found covered in petrol in a lake at St Helens.

Two RSPCA officers rescued the swan from a lake in Gerards Lane on Wednesday (9 August) after a member of the public reported the incident to the charity.

The swan was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he will be cleaned by staff and monitored.

Animal Welfare Office Steve Wickham said: “The … Continue reading…

A cygnet had a lucky escape after getting fishing line tangled around his beak on a lake in St Helens.

The RSPCA was called after the young swan was seen with the fishing litter dangling from his mouth in Grosvener Road, on 22 June.

Fortunately the cygnet was untangled by a team of two RSPCA officers – Steve Wickham and Nick Green. Happily, he was released back to his family after being found to be uninjured.

Steve said: “We managed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to look out for wildlife while driving – after a motorist mowed down three ducklings while an inspector and members of the public were trying to rescue their siblings from a drain.

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher, and the three members of the public who were helping her, were left horrified when the female driver ploughed into the ducklings in Derby Road, Widnes, on Sunday 25 June.

Inspector Fisher said: “When I arrived there, the ducklings’ … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten which had got herself wedged 8ft up a chimney was freed after a four-hour rescue operation between the RSPCA and Merseyside Fire Service.

Lola’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after hearing the kitten making noises inside the chimney.

She had not long been adopted by her owner and, feeling timid in her new home, sought a place to hide – behind the fireplace.

“From there, she had somehow managed to climb inside the chimney – about 8ft … Continue reading…