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…

A stunning close-up photograph of piglets snoozing is among the winning shots in the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards.

Youngsters aged between nine and 18 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera for this year’s competition.

Sixteen-year-old Lily Edwards, from Bangor, caught the heartwarming moment a piglet snoozed in amongst its siblings – earning her a runner-up place in this year’s Farm Animals category.

Naming the image ‘Nap Time’ she said:  “I took this photo at a local farm. … 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…


One of our rescue pigs has finally landed on his trotters after being adopted by comedian John Bishop and his family.

Milo the pot bellied pig was snapped up by the family after a video of him was spotted online.

The three-year-old black pig was being cared for at our Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire after originally being found wandering around a housing estate in Leicestershire in February 2012 by one of our inspectors.

He was briefly rehomed … Continue reading…


They may not have much in common on paper but the characters of the hit TV show Game of Thrones have some unlikely animal doppelgangers.

The much anticipated fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones launches on Sunday in the US and hits UK screens the following day.

Like the diverse cast of Game Of Thrones, we want to showcase its wide variety of animals up for rehoming – from dogs and cats to pigs and horses.

Whether you … Continue reading…