The RSPCA is urging people to look out for wildlife while driving – after a motorist mowed down three ducklings while an inspector and members of the public were trying to rescue their siblings from a drain.

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher, and the three members of the public who were helping her, were left horrified when the female driver ploughed into the ducklings in Derby Road, Widnes, on Sunday 25 June.

Inspector Fisher said: “When I arrived there, the ducklings’ … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging anglers to dispose of fishing litter carefully after four swans have been injured at a popular Cheshire fishing spot in the past two months – two fatally.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Tuesday evening (26 July) after they saw a swan struggling at Spike Island, in Widnes. The swan had got so tangled up in the fishing line that it strangled him, and he died before we could get him … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of fishing litter properly after a swan had to be rescued when she got a fishing hook stuck in her neck.

The swan was spotted by members of the public at Spike Island, in Widnes, on Monday (23 May) with the triple-barbed pike hook stuck in her throat.

RSPCA inspector Louise Showering said: “We managed to catch the swan and take her immediately to a vets.

“Thankfully, the tackle had not done too … Continue reading…