A hedgehog which had inflated to twice his size after a severe case of ‘Balloon Syndrome’ is well on the road to recovery after his prickly ordeal.

The hedgehog was spotted by a member of the public going round in circles, in Toll Bar, Doncaster, on 5 June. She told the RSPCA that the large hedgehog was dragging his back leg and had blood on his nose.

But when RSPCA inspector Sandra Dransfield arrived at the scene, she could see … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire is caring for an exotic patient – a South American or ‘ring-tailed’ coati.

The mammal, which is native to South America, was picked up by an RSPCA inspector in North Yorkshire, after he was found wandering loose in a street on Sunday last week (2 April).

The coati – also known as a coatimundi – who has been nicknamed Razzle, was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in London Road, Nantwich, where … Continue reading…

This heartwarming photo shows the moment a seal which had been in the RSPCA’s care for eight months was released back into the wild.

The seal, a female named Moon, was released at Rhos-on-Sea, in North Wales, last week, after she was rescued from Rossall Beach near Blackpool, last August when she became stranded.

She was released alongside a second seal, a male named Sun, who was rescued from Ainsdale Beach in Merseyside, also in August.

Lee Stewart, manager at … Continue reading…

A spring fair raised much-needed funds for the RSPCA’s specialist wildlife centre and cattery in Nantwich.

Stapeley Grange, in London Road, played host to the community as part of its annual event, where visitors were treated to an Easter egg hunt, music, arts, crafts, stalls, cakes and games – and helped to raise over £500.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange, said: “Our annual events like the Spring Fair are not only a great way for the community to come … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre will soon be able to purchase new equipment thanks to a group of fundraising hairdressers.

Staff from Style Counsel, in Edleston Road, Crewe, celebrated their 25th anniversary by undertaking the five-mile walk to raise money for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich.

Organiser Caron Hull said they were inspired to help Stapeley Grange after they witnessed the work of RSPCA staff two years ago. She said: “The centre was involved in looking after cygnets from Queens … Continue reading…