Animals come into our care for all sorts of reasons. Most come via our Inspectors, these being the most vulnerable. We also provide emergency funding for injured strays in veterinary care, however the local authority dog wardens deal with stray dogs.
If you feel that you are no longer able to look after an animal you own then you will need to rehome it. As the only organisation that prosecutes animal cruelty we have an immediate duty to animals that have been abused or abandoned. This means that we have to prioritise for the most vulnerable who don’t having caring owners. Because of this we recommend contacting us as soon as possible when you feel you can’t care for your pet any more. Giving plenty notice allows us to coordinate which animals we can accept and when. We also ask owners to contact other charities and rescues.
If you have found an animal which is a stray or lost then see our Lost or Found page.
Charities and Rescues
The following links list rescues who are independent of the RSPCA, with the obvious exception of the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter. This is a directory only. These rescues typically deal with strays and pets who can no longer be cared for and do not have Inspectors cases to deal with.
- RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter – 0115 8550222
- Dogs Trust – 01509 880 070
- Jerry Green Foundation – 01623 792 886
The internet is a great source of reference for other rescues, however it is your responsibility to make sure anywhere you take a pet to be rehomed is looking after the animals in their care in such a way as they are not contravening Animal Welfare Act 2006.
If you do not feel comfortable with the rescue then do not leave your pet. If you have suspicions of cruelty or neglect then please Tel: 0300 1234 999