A Northwich swan who spent six weeks recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after suffering multiple injuries has been reunited with her mate.

The swan, who is nicknamed Mabel, is a well-known character on the River Weaver, near to Monarch Drive, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

However, the RSPCA was contacted on 2 June after a member of the public became concerned about Mabel’s behaviour – on the same day that seven of her cygnets went … Continue reading…

A swan rescued by RSPCA Cymru – having been found exhausted outside a Morfa shopping centre – has now been returned safely to the wild.

The bird shocked Christmas shoppers at the Morfa Bay precinct on Thursday 1 December, with a sizeable crowd gathering to watch as the exhausted bird sat struggling outside shops.

She was rescued by the RSPCA, who provided overnight care. The swan was them transferred to a specialist wildlife facility for support, before being returned to … Continue reading…

A dog whose previous owner was caught kicking and punching him on CCTV is still waiting for a new home 14 months later.

Miller, a five-year-old bull mastiff cross, came into the RSPCA’s care in February last year after his then-owner attacked him.

Since then Miller has seen so many dogs come and go into new homes – but is still waiting to be adopted himself.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the RSPCA’s Coventry, Nuneaton and District branch, where Miller … Continue reading…

Concern for welfare of animals as DEFRA reveals imports from five countries with large puppy farming operations are up 75%

The RSPCA has called for Westminster Government to tackle the illegal trade in puppies after new figures revealed an increase in the number of dogs being imported into the UK from EU countries.

DEFRA announced on Thursday (21 January) the number of dogs trafficked into the country for commercial and noncommercial reasons in 2015. And the statistics reveal that imports … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a female badger was found caught in a snare in a remote spot near Peterborough.

The wild mammal was discovered off a country trail in Hampton Nature Reserve in Nature’s Way, Hampton Hargate last Thursday (17 September) by a volunteer group monitoring wildlife in the area.

They found her collapsed and injured, with breathing difficulties, and called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “Sadly the badger … Continue reading…