A snake native to Thailand is now in the RSPCA’s care after being found in a garden in Wirral.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw was called out to pick up the snake after it was spotted in the back garden of a house in Marlwood Avenue, Wallasey, on Friday last week (9 June).

Lauren said: “I went there expecting it to be a corn snake, which is the type of stray snake I usually collect, but I was intrigued … Continue reading…

In the run-up to Easter, the RSPCA is warning pet-owners about the dangers of lilies – a popular flower at this time of year – following the deaths of two pet cats who ingested pollen from the flower.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a heartbroken family in Wirral on Friday (7 April) after two of their cats became ill. Both cats were taken to a vet, however sadly they both died.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who has spoken … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in a shallow grave in Wirral.

The terrier-type dog was found by a member of the public on Thursday last week (2 February) in a field in Brimstage Lane. The body had been wrapped in a beige blanket, which had black paws printed on it.

RSPCA inspector Naomi Norris, who is investigating, said: “Someone had attempted to dig a hole for this dog but it was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a shih tzu dog with a number of injuries was found in a bin in Birkenhead.

A member of the public found the female dog in their green bin at the front of their house in Eastview Close, in Prenton, on Tuesday afternoon (20 December).

The body was in a plastic bag which said “Do not open until Christmas Day” on the front. Also in the bag was a pink … Continue reading…

A cat found covered in oil has been rescued by the RSPCA – and has been named Diesel after his ordeal.

The RSPCA received a call from a concerned member of the public who found the black-and-white male cat smelling very strongly of fuel in Price Street, Birkenhead.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes said: “Poor Diesel was covered in some sort of oil, which left him very unwell.

“The only way to get this oil off him was to completely shave … Continue reading…