RSPCA inspectors are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a swan was shot in the neck with an air rifle in Merseyside on Sunday (25 October).

A concerned passer-by contacted the RSPCA after they saw the wild bird was injured on Bradlegh Road, in Newton-Le-Willows.

But when RSPCA inspector Leanne Hardy arrived on the scene she found the poor swan with an air pellet wound on his neck and took him to RSPCA Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an abandoned dog was found tied to a pole by a piece of nylon rope.

The Yorkshire terrier, who has been called Nigel, was found by a member of the public behind a football cage on the corner of Peel Avenue and Union Street, in Birkenhead.

Nigel, thought to be around four years’ old, is not microchipped and is currently being cared for by the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Leanne Cragg said: “There was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a piglet – thought to have been a pet pig who was dumped – was found on a busy roundabout at a junction on the M62.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA yesterday (Tues 29 Sept) morning after spotting the piglet on the roundabout at Junction 7 of the M62 at Rainhill, in Merseyside.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Derek Hampson said: “The roundabout has a lot of undergrowth and bushes and … Continue reading…

A deer has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck in a tree at Haydock racecourse in Newton le Willows, Merseyside.

 

The Roe deer buck had become trapped with his front legs over one side of a tree and his back legs over the other.

 

The RSPCA was contacted about the animal’s plight on the morning of Wednesday 5 March and animal welfare officer (AWO) Matt Brown and animal collection officer (ACO) Victoria Marsh attended.

 

AWO … Continue reading…