A swan who turned completely black after getting covered in oil has been released back into the wild after a remarkable transformation.

The swan was picked up by an RSPCA officer from a lake in Prestoles Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, after being spotted by a member of the public.

The bird was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff joked that an Australian black swan had just been admitted.

Lynsey Cale, wildlife assistant at Stapeley … Continue reading…

A cat who was named Lucky after being rescued from the seets by the RSPCA is hoping her name will finally bring her good luck – after a run of bad fortunes.

The six-month-old kitten is currently at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, after spending the last four months recovering from various health issues.

When she first arrived at Stapeley, staff named her Lucky as she was lucky to have survived being a stray on the streets at … Continue reading…

A seal pup who was rescued by the RSPCA after being orphaned at just 10 days old has started a new life at sea after being released back into the wild.

The pup was weak and lethargic when he was rescued on 30 September on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales, after he was seen alone and without his mother for at least three days.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire is calling on animal-lovers who have a few hours to spare each week to join its volunteer team.

Stapeley Grange, in London Road, Nantwich, has a variety of volunteer roles for people to get stuck into.

The centre is holding a volunteers information evening on Thursday 25 January, at 6pm, where those interested are invited to go along and find out more.

Lee Stewart, manager of the centre, said: “We have lots of different … Continue reading…

A seal who was admitted to the RSPCA after getting stuck in a drain on a beach has been released back to the wild after a 138-day recovery.

Common seal Tyrion arrived at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, in July last year after being rescued from Bagillt, in Flint, North Wales, by Chris Cureton and his team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

He weighed only 10kg when he arrived, far below the ideal weight … Continue reading…