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…

04.04.14

A group of young puffins blown in during the February storms are homeward bound after we released the birds off the north coast of Devon yesterday.

The three juvenile puffins, who were among an influx of 40 seabirds we rescued during the heavy winter storms, took a journey across to Lundy Island on MS Oldenburg following two months rehabilitation, rest and recuperation at our West Hatch Wildlife Centre.

The birds made the 22-mile trip across the Bristol … Continue reading…

27.02.14

The first batch of the tidal orphan seal pups were yesterday (26 February) released back into the wild following weeks of rehabilitation.

A total of eight pups were released back to the sea at Winterton on Sea, Norfolk – to the delight of staff and volunteers at our East Winch Wildlife Centre.

The centre has been caring for a staggering 101 pups since December following one of the biggest rescue projects we have ever seen.

The seal pups, … Continue reading…

16.12.13

We are set to release two geese, which had been shot with crossbows, back to the wild tomorrow (17 December).

The pair were rescued by us after they were seen injured on The Mere in Elsmere, Shropshire.

The release is even more poignant for RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams after she had her nose broken by one of the geese while trying to catch it.

One of the geese had been shot in its wing by a … Continue reading…

20.11.13

We received a very special delivery when a young puffin was found on a pavement outside a Post Office.

The forlorn looking bird was spotted by a man in Strood, Kent, and taken to a vet before being transferred to our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre.

The puffin, nicknamed Pat after the world’s favourite postman, has been nursed back to health and is set to be released back into the wild today.

Bel Deering, manager of RSPCA Mallydams Wood, … Continue reading…