A swan died after suffering serious injuries following a dog attack in Nantwich.

The swan was found by a passer-by in the river by Manor Road North on Saturday afternoon (30 September), with severe injuries to one of her wings.

When the RSPCA arrived, the swan was so far out into the weir that assistance was required by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to safely rescue her.

After being rescued, she was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has welcomed two rare puffin patients.

The young birds are being treated at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, after being found covered in oil on a beach in Sunderland.

Before being released back into the wild they will need to be washed thoroughly with Fairy liquid to ensure that all of the oil has gone.

The wildlife centre, in London Road, treats all kinds of birds, from pigeons, swans to buzzards – … Continue reading…

Five intrepid animal-lovers will take on one of Cheshire’s longest walking trails this weekend to raise funds for an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The team will take on the 55km-long Sandstone Trail on Saturday (23 September) to raise money for Nantwich’s Stapeley Grange.

They will start at 5.30am and are aiming to walk the trail, which goes from Frodsham to Whitchurch, in 14 hours.

The team is being led by the centre’s manager Lee Stewart, and includes Lee’s wife Laura, RSPCA … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of angling litter properly after a bat suffered a serious injury when he got a fishing hook impaled through his face.

The daubenton’s bat was found with horrific injuries to his face at Branston Golf and Country Club, in Burton-on-Trent, on Wednesday last week (23 August).

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after finding the bat dangling on fishing line from a tree.

He was collected by an RSPCA officer and … Continue reading…

An RSPCA cattery in Cheshire is trying to find a new home for two feline friends who can’t bear to be separated.

Billy and Bertie arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, in June after their previous owner could no longer care for them due to ill health.

But sadly nobody has come forward to offer the two-year-old cats a new home since.

Joyce Mellor, deputy manager of the cattery, said: “They are striking-looking cats but they seem to have … Continue reading…