The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man randomly kicked a dog who was waiting outside a shop for her owner.

The man was caught on CCTV attacking the dog, a four-year-old beagle named Izzy, outside One Stop in Bramhall Lane, Stockport, at 10.50am on Wednesday (11 October).

Izzy had been waiting for her owner, Danielle Duce, when the incident happened.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Steve Wickham said: “It is difficult footage to watch. It is a completely random … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a pig with his legs tied together was pulled out of a river in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Friday morning (29 September) after seeing the pig in the river by a weir, in Otterspool, in Romiley.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Steve Wickham and a crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to remove the body.

AWO Wickham said: “At this stage … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is warning people about the danger that fly paper poses to wildlife, after a swallow died after getting stuck to one.

The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a stable in Ridge End, in Marple, Stockport, on Tuesday (5 September).

Sadly, the swallow had to be put to sleep as a result of injuries sustained from being stuck to the paper.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Steve Wickham said: “When I arrived, the bird was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with severe burns on her back was abandoned outside a vets.

The female tabby cat was left at the front door of a vet practice in Wellington Road North, Stockport, on Friday 19 May. She was taken to the RSPCA’s Manchester Animal Hospital, however she was sadly put to sleep after her health deteriorated.

It is thought that the burns were caused by a toxic substance – potentially acid or strong … Continue reading…

A holidaymaker had a shock on their return from Thailand while unpacking their suitcase – when they came across a stowaway lizard which is a protected species in its homeland.

The six-inch lizard had burrowed themselves inside a suitcase of diving equipment, which was then transported 6,000 miles across the world by airplane.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Steve Wickham collected the lizard from the holidaymakers’ home in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, and took it to a specialist reptile centre, where it was … Continue reading…