The RSPCA is appealing for information after an injured pigeon with sharp plastic hooks on his feet was rescued in Staffordshire.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant rescued the pigeon on Tuesday (2 February) after he had gotten stuck in a garden in Poolfield Road, Lichfield. He is now being cared for at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire.

Inspector Bryant said: “This poor pigeon was caught up in someone’s garden due to the fact he had plastic clips on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three kittens and their mum were dumped in a bin bag in the middle of a Cheshire road.

The family was found by a member of the public at 11pm on Thursday (28 January) on the A559 Manchester Road, in Lostock Gralam, Northwich.

The mum – aged less than a year old – was wearing a plastic red collar with a diamante design on it.

All of the cats were found to be … Continue reading…

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…