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…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has welcomed a rare patient – a puffin.

The young bird is currently being treated at Stapeley Grange in Nantwich after being taken there on 7 September.  He was found grounded on a beach in Anglesey, North Wales, by a concerned member of the public.

He was found to have a serious wound to the body and is believed to have been attacked by another animal, possibly a dog.

He was initially treated with … 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…

17.01.14

A pair of orphaned otter cubs rescued by us have become firm friends after they were stranded in separate incidents during the recent storms.

Santon and Storm are being cared for at our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire after they were both separated from their mothers in river storm surges.

Inspectors were called to collect a 12-week-old female cub after she was discovered shivering and cold in a barn at the back of a pub called Santon Bridge  … Continue reading…