The RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre Trust is an independent charity which receives no financial assistance from the National Lottery or Government and is separate from the national RSPCA. We therefore raise all of our funds internally from local people, fundraising events, companies and other organisations. These funds are vital in order for us to carry on with our work and allow us to care for the number of animals here at the centre today.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need and provide them with the love, care and attention they deserve throughout their journey to find a forever home.
For more than 40 years Radcliffe Animal Centre has been responsible for the rescue and rehoming of thousands of abandoned and neglected dogs, cats and other animals; working alongside the RSPCA inspectors to support those involved in legal cases and provide these animals with the security they need during what can be a very uncertain time for them. We ensure they have the mental and physical stimulation and the best care and rehabilitation preparing them for their life beyond the centre.
We strive to do the best we can for all the animals here at the centre and we never compromise on animal welfare.
The site was originally the home of Trevart Boarding Kennels, and in 1963 the shelter was developed and provided accommodation for 23 dogs and 60 cats.
In 1973 a separate Trust was created for the running of the shelter and that is when the Radcliffe Animal Shelter Trust came into existence. The shelter now provides accommodation for 90 dogs, 92 cats and many other small animals and birds.
Our shop is open 9 am-4pm daily and sells a variety of pet food, toys and accessories. If you are adopting an animal from us then we can help you with collar and harness fitting on the day you take your new pet home.
We also provide a pet tag and microchipping service.
Whatever you require our friendly reception team are always on hand and are happy to assist you.
Volunteers make a huge difference to the work we do at the centre, whether it’s dog walking, supporting us at events, assisting with gardening and maintenance work or simply spending time with our animals, a few hours of your time can make a huge difference.
If you are interested in volunteering opportunities with us, then keep checking our website regularly for any updates.
We understand that many people need to use our services for a variety of reasons. We pride ourselves in delivering the best animal welfare service we can. Our aim is to give professional, practical and helpful advice in all aspects of animal welfare.
If you have any ways you feel we could improve our service, please use the form on our contact page.
We also support those that want to pursue a career in animal care and offer apprenticeships and placements.
We offer apprenticeship placements working closely with local colleges in order for students to achieve their NVQ in animal and customer care. Any available opportunities will be listed on our website so be sure to check back regularly.
We have created some video to try and show you what is exactly involved in being an animal care assistant here at the centre.
A Day in the Life of an Animal Care Assistant: