Animal welfare advice

What to do if you need advice?

Our team have a wide range of knowledge and expertise and are happy to assist you with any advice you may need. Whether you are considering adopting a pet and want to know your options, or you are looking to add a new addition to your family. We can point you in the right direction and help to find your perfect match.

If you have already adopted an animal from us and have any concerns, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

For more information and advice on how to care for you specific pet then you can find out more below.

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What to do if your circumstances have changed?

Making the decision to part with a pet is one of the hardest things to do, and is a last resort for many owners.
We always try to give people struggling to keep their pet, as many options as possible. For example, maybe it would be possible to rehome a pet with a family member. If it is behavioural related, we do recommend they get checked out by a vet or seek the advice of a clinical animal behaviourist first.
Some owners can find themselves parting with a pet because they can no longer afford the medical bills, however there are schemes and organisations out there that may be able to help those receiving low-income state benefits with the costs. Pet insurance is also highly recommended to help cover unexpected vet bills in the future.

If you have explored all possible avenues, we will try and help by taking your pet in for rehoming. However we do have to prioritize those that are in need, so you may have to be prepared to wait until we have the space available.

Please understand our space is limited and priority is given to RSPCA inspectors that need to bring animals in. However we will try our very best to help you when space allows us to.

If you wish to re-home an animal through the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre please call 0115 855 0222 to discuss this with our reception team.

For more information on giving up an unwanted pet, the link below may also be of help:

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Find an answer

If you require any further information about animal welfare. You can find hundreds of frequently asked questions on the National RSPCA Q&A page.