A Northwich swan who spent six weeks recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after suffering multiple injuries has been reunited with her mate.

The swan, who is nicknamed Mabel, is a well-known character on the River Weaver, near to Monarch Drive, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

However, the RSPCA was contacted on 2 June after a member of the public became concerned about Mabel’s behaviour – on the same day that seven of her cygnets went … Continue reading…

A wildlife photographer has caught the heartwarming moment two reunited swans made a love-heart shape with their necks after two months apart while one recovered in the RSPCA’s care.

The photo was snapped on Saturday (15 June) by Ian Sheridan, who was watching RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Dave Hollinshead release the male swan (‘cob’) at Doxey Marshes, in Stafford.

Two months earlier, the swan had been rescued by the RSPCA after suffering a foot injury. He was taken to the … Continue reading…

A cygnet had a lucky escape after getting fishing line tangled around his beak on a lake in St Helens.

The RSPCA was called after the young swan was seen with the fishing litter dangling from his mouth in Grosvener Road, on 22 June.

Fortunately the cygnet was untangled by a team of two RSPCA officers – Steve Wickham and Nick Green. Happily, he was released back to his family after being found to be uninjured.

Steve said: “We managed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging Northwich residents to look out for local wildlife after a swan was taken to a wildlife centre with multiple injuries – on the same day that seven of her cygnets went missing.

The swan, who is nicknamed Mabel, is a known character on the River Weaver, near to Monarch Drive, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

However, the RSPCA was contacted on 2 June after a member of the public became concerned about … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was found peppered with air gun pellets in a Staffordshire town.

The swan was found by water in Cannock Road, Burntwood, with a hole in his neck, on Thursday 30 March. RSPCA inspector Rob Crutchley collected the bird and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

An x-ray showed that the swan had been shot 10 times with an air gun. Pellets were found in the … Continue reading…