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RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter
32 Nottingham Road
NG12 2DW




Opening Times

Animal Viewing

  • 12.30 - 15.30 every day    


  • 9.00 - 16.00 seven days a week
  • Closed: 11.30 - 12.30 Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Useful information and FAQ

How do I adopt an animal from the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter?

The first step in adopting any animal is to visit the shelter between our viewing hours of 12.30 to 15.30 daily.  If you would like further details on a specific animal prior to visiting please call or email us.

How much do you charge for microchipping?

We charge £10 for the microchipping of a cat or dog.  This can be done anytime within our opening hours.

How do I report animal cruelty?

To report a mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animal please call the RSPCA 24 hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999. For useful guidance notes on how to report cruelty to animals click here.

What do I do if I have found a stray dog?

  • The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2007 places full responsibility with your local authority for dealing with stray dogs and associated stray dog services. Please contact your local authority on the numbers below to report a stray dog:
  • Ashfield District Council - 01623 450000
  • Bassetlaw District Council - 01909 533219
  • Broxtowe Borough Council - 0115 917 7777, out of hours 0115 9173142
  • Gedling Borough Council - 0115 901 3972, out of hours 07504 033415
  • Mansfield District Council - 01623 463189, out of hours 01623 463050
  • Newark & Sherwood District Council - 01636 655571, out of hours 07808 003152
  • Nottingham City Council - 0115 8761166
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council - 0115 9819911, out of hours 0115 9811143

What do I do if I have found a stray cat?

If you have found a healthy stray cat please click here to read the RSPCA's advice page.

What do I do if a have found an injured or orphaned wild animal?

For advice on a range of wildlife related topics please see the RSPCA's wildlife advice pages.

How do I re-home my pet through the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre?

If you wish to re-home an animal through the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre please call 0115 9334422 to discuss. If you are needing to re-home your cat please visit for a list of other organisations that may be able to help. Please understand our space is limited and priority is given to RSPCA inspectors that need to bring animals in. Please be aware that we operate within a certain catchment area, for further details please contact the centre.

How do I become a volunteer for the RSPCA Radcliffe animal centre?

We rely on volunteers to carry out a variety of duties to help the running of the animal centre, from fundraising to dog walking, volunteers play a vital role at the animal centre and are absolutely vital for the branch to remain open and for our work to continue. Your skills and abilities could make a real difference to the animals in our care.  For more information on how to apply to become a volunteer please contact us directly.

We are looking to expand our team of volunteers and are wishing to embark on a new recruitment scheme for Grounds and maintenance volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain the shelters grounds and help out with day to day maintenance on site. The grounds work will include grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, planting and weeding. The maintenance duties will include painting, fencing, wood work where required, digging, clearing gutters and drains, and other such tasks. 
If you have a passion for either gardening or DIY, love working outdoors, have some spare time and would like to be part of our volunteer team we would love to hear from you.
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How can I help the RSPCA Radcliffe animal centre?

Raising the necessary funds to operate the animal centre is a constant headache. We have a small number of very dedicated volunteers who man stalls at various events, do voluntary driving duties, donate time to the charity shop, help care for the animals at the centre and also do homevisiting. Without their generous support the animal centre could not operate properly and life would be very difficult. Please see our fundraising and donations page to see how you can help the animal centre.