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…

The rescue and rehabilitation of a much-loved Northwich swan has led to a supermarket donating over £200 to an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

The money was raised through Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme, where shoppers can choose how the supermarket splits a monthly £1,000 donation to three local charities by placing a green token into boxes.

As a result, £218 was raised for the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich.

The wildlife centre’s inclusion in the scheme was thanks … Continue reading…

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…

A swan who was found covered in petrol is on the road to recovery at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The swan was rescued by a team of RSPCA officers using a boat on a lake in Gerards Lane, St Helens, on Wednesday, 9 August, after a member of the public spotted the oil-covered bird on a bank. An empty petrol can was also recovered from the lake.

An RSPCA officer took the bird to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre … Continue reading…

A swan is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after he was found covered in petrol in a lake at St Helens.

Two RSPCA officers rescued the swan from a lake in Gerards Lane on Wednesday (9 August) after a member of the public reported the incident to the charity.

The swan was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he will be cleaned by staff and monitored.

Animal Welfare Office Steve Wickham said: “The … Continue reading…