Two tiny otter pups orphaned by the recent storms are working up a huge appetite – by eating half a kilo of trout a day at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The otters were found by a member of the public in Rea Brook, Shrewsbury, on 23 December. They were left orphaned after becoming separated from their mum during the recent storms.

In the wild, their mum would find the trout for them to eat, but now the pair – who … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of fishing litter properly after a coot was found with a fishing line tangled tightly around his tongue.

The coot was taken into the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, on 8 December, from Tunstall Park, Staffordshire.

The vet team at Stapeley Grange anaesthetised him to remove the line and assess the damage, where it was found that the worst damage was to the base of his tongue, where the line … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a small number of gannets which were blown off course by the recent storms that have been battering the UK.

Staff at Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, have been monitoring the seabirds after they were found grounded, exhausted having been blown off-course by the strong winds.

Two of the gannets, pictured left, will soon be ready to be released. One of them was found grounded in Bangor, Clwyd, and the other in Hollyvale, Birmingham. … Continue reading…

RSPCA inspectors are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a swan was shot in the neck with an air rifle in Merseyside on Sunday (25 October).

A concerned passer-by contacted the RSPCA after they saw the wild bird was injured on Bradlegh Road, in Newton-Le-Willows.

But when RSPCA inspector Leanne Hardy arrived on the scene she found the poor swan with an air pellet wound on his neck and took him to RSPCA Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers football netting can pose to wildlife after a badger got so entangled he had to be rescued.

The badger was spotted by a member of the public on Monday (5 October) morning at a school in Wolverhampton.

Two officers from the RSPCA worked together to free her before she was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich. She was also found to have wounds to her face.

Once at Stapeley, it … Continue reading…