A cygnet who had a ‘lucky escape’ after swallowing a large fishing hook has prompted the RSPCA to urge anglers to take litter home with them.

The bird was rescued from a lake in Rotherham, on Wednesday last week (29 August), with a 7cm-long fishing hook in his throat and fishing line wrapped around his esophagus.

He was taken to a local vet but was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, as his injuries needed … Continue reading…

It may have been a bad weekend for the Swans on the pitch – but it wasn’t just in the footballing world where the swans were sent down.

A swan feared to have been involved in a road traffic collision was given a ride by Dyfed-Powys Police officers in the cell of a police van last weekend; offering vital support to the bird in her hour of need.

The bird was collected by Police from Pembrey Flats, on the A48 … Continue reading…

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…