A Connah’s Quay resident had a shock when discovering 40 pet mice abandoned in a box at Cheshire Oaks.

The discovery was made when friends were out walking last Friday (7 December), and stumbled across a brown cardboard box – with child-like drawings on the side – filled with dozens of live mice.

RSPCA Cymru collected the mice, after they were transferred by the member of the public back to their home in Connah’s Quay.

The mice have now been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers balloons pose to wildlife, after a gull died from injuries sustained from getting tangled up with one.

The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a telephone wire in Thornbrook Road, in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, after the struggling and distressed gull was seen by a member of the public.

An officer managed to free the gull and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire. However, the … Continue reading…

Just like vampires and ghosts, the black cat is a traditional image at Halloween. In UK folklore they are a symbol of bad luck but despite common myths there is nothing superstitious about black cats.

At the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, there are black cats waiting to find a new home at this spooky time of year.

The cattery has gotten into the spirit of Halloween in an effort to encourage people to rehome their black cats…. Continue reading…

A cygnet who had a ‘lucky escape’ after swallowing a large fishing hook has prompted the RSPCA to urge anglers to take litter home with them.

The bird was rescued from a lake in Rotherham, on Wednesday last week (29 August), with a 7cm-long fishing hook in his throat and fishing line wrapped around his esophagus.

He was taken to a local vet but was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, as his injuries needed … Continue reading…

An orphaned seal pup has arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, marking the start of the ‘seal season’ for the centre.

The common seal pup, who has been nicknamed Godfrey, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (17 August), after being rescued from a beach in Cumbria.

He is the first seal to be admitted to the centre this season, and an increase in seal patients are expected at the end of August as … Continue reading…