An orphaned week-old seal pup is being cared for at an RSPCA wildlife centre after being found alone and hungry on a beach.

The weak and lethargic grey seal had been without his mum for three days on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales. This was reported to the RSPCA on 30 September, who rescued him later that day.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, where staff have named him Jon Snow after the … Continue reading…

An unwell otter cub, rescued by RSPCA Cymru in Llandysul, was hand-reared by an officer from the charity as part of her remarkable recovery process.

Stunning video footage shows the cub during her recovery phases to date, including being fed from a bottle, and sleeping on a blanket in her temporary pen.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West rescued the six-week-old cub on 15 January, who was found in a very weak and lethargic state in the village of … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has welcomed a rare patient – a puffin.

The young bird is currently being treated at Stapeley Grange in Nantwich after being taken there on 7 September.  He was found grounded on a beach in Anglesey, North Wales, by a concerned member of the public.

He was found to have a serious wound to the body and is believed to have been attacked by another animal, possibly a dog.

He was initially treated with … Continue reading…

16.12.13

We are set to release two geese, which had been shot with crossbows, back to the wild tomorrow (17 December).

The pair were rescued by us after they were seen injured on The Mere in Elsmere, Shropshire.

The release is even more poignant for RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams after she had her nose broken by one of the geese while trying to catch it.

One of the geese had been shot in its wing by a … Continue reading…

17.11.13

A baby seal rescued from a surf beach in Jersey has made a flying visit to one of our wildlife centres.

Wilson the grey seal, thought to be just a couple of weeks old, was flown by plane from Jersey to Southampton last week and then brought to the Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings for treatment and care.

He was spotted being thrown back into the sea by a member of the public on Saturday 4 November in … Continue reading…