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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat and her four kittens were abandoned in a hospital toilet in Stockport.

The tortoiseshell mum and her kittens – one female and three males, all around eight weeks old – were found in a blue cat carrier in the public toilets at Stepping Hill Hospital on the afternoon of Sunday, 4 September.

The cats are now in the RSPCA’s care at the charity’s Altrincham branch, where they have been named after … Continue reading…

This young dog got herself in a ‘bar’-king mad situation after she got her head completely stuck between two bars during her afternoon walk.

Juno, a five-month-old Schnauzer, was released in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday (Wednesday) after her worried owner raised the alarm.

The dog was stuck between the bars of a fence in Bonis Crescent, Stockport, for half an hour while the rescue was carried out.

RSPCA Animal Welfare … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog with a plastic bag over her head and her legs tied together was found in a canal near Stockport.

A member of the public found the body of the Perro de Presa Canario breed yesterday (Monday 18 January) in Romiley Canal, by Romiley Board Mill, in Oakwood Road.

As the dog was microchipped, the owner of the dog has been identified. The dog was reported stolen from them … Continue reading…


A cat stuck on a small ledge on a viaduct in Stockport, 90ft from the ground, has been reunited with his owner.

The cat was rescued by officers from the RSPCA and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service on Friday, 22 November. He was reported to us late on Wednesday afternoon (20 November) after being spotted by a member of the public.

A very tricky situation

RSPCA Inspector Heather Morris said:

“It was a very tricky situation as he … Continue reading…