We have now started rehoming dogs again. The dogs are being boarded and cared for at the RSPCA animal home on Landing Lane in York.
It is not necessary to make an appointment now to see the dogs in our care. You can visit the York animal home Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
For more information on adopting a dog, please see the dog page in the "Animals needing homes" link
Santa Paws Christmas Appeal.
Our local Pets at Home store really did us proud last Christmas with their Santa Paws Appeal when they ask their customers if they would like to buy a pets dinner for 50pence. They sold over 10,000 dinners and donated half the proceeds to us!
We are so grateful to them for their continued support and also to their very generous customers as well.
RSPCA accolades for our local Branch!
The RSPCA have advised us that we are the Number One Branch in the North Region for the number of animals that were micro-chipped in 2017!
We were also 3rd in the North Region for the number of animals re-homed in 2017 from branches without an animal centre. There are 33 non-animal centre branches.
We are totally thrilled by this news especially when we did not have facilities for dogs last year and we only rehomed 5 by other methods.
It is so good that the hard work and dedication of our volunteers has been recognised.
Volunteers needed at our charity shop.
We have lost a few volunteers recently because they have either moved away from the area or due to ill health so we really need a few new ones now. We only ask people to work one shift a week which is either from 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4 pm. Our Shop Manager will go through the preocedures with new volunteers and there is a straightforward application form to complete. We have a very simple till system which is easy to use.
If you are interested in helping us please call in our shop, ask for Julie and she will show you round and give you the form to complete and return to us.
RAFFLE & TOMBOLA PRIZES NEEDED
We have got a lot of raffles and tombola's organised this year so we would be really grateful for any unwanted gifts or other items for these. They can be taken to our charity shop on Quay Road or we can arrange to collect them. If you would like a collection please ring our General Enquiries number 01262671511 and leave a message with your details.
Bags of Style!
We all know cats and dogs are good so our bags are just purrfect for cat and dog owners. They cost just £5 from our charity shop or they can be purchased at our fundraising events. They are not available anywhere else in this area. The money from the sales of these bags helps to fund the care of animals looking for new homes in our local Branch.They also make great presents for your animal loving friends & family.
Adopting a cat from our local RSPCA Branch
Every cat that comes into our care has a full health check including being tested for FELV. This is really important if going into a household that has existing cats. All cats are treated for worms and fleas. Our cats are given treatment for fleas and ticks that last for 3 months. With the exception of young kittens all cats are neutered and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Adopters of young kittens are given a voucher to cover the cost of neutering when the kitten is old enough. All this treatment costs our local branch around £97 for a male cat & £120 for a female. We keep cats in our care for a minimum of 3 weeks until they have been given both vaccinations. It costs £37 a week to board a cat so add that to the veterinary care makes the total cost in excess of £200 even if a cat is lucky enough to find a new home straightaway. Sometimes cats can spend many months in our care before they find their forever home. Many cats also need extra veterinary care, (not many come in in tip top condition!)such as dental treatment.
The adoption fee for a cat in our care is £50 so we think this is a reasonable fee and not a money making exercise.
Our cattery is bursting at the seams with cats looking for new homes & we have many on a waiting list to come in once we have space available.
If you are looking to adopt a cat please look at the lovely pictures on our cats looking for new homes page. Ring 01262 409080 or 07712459857 for more information.
Feral cats feeding.
These are just some of the many ferals on a local industrial estate that are being fed & cared for by two local RSPCA supporters. In the last 18 months they have caught 41 cats & had them tested & neutered. 22 of these cats were female so this has prevented many litters of kittens being born which would have added to the feral population. There are 5 feeding stations & some cat shelters on the estate & as well as thanking our 2 supporters for their time & patience in feeding & catching these cats, we must also thank the local businesses who allow them on to their premises to carry out this vital work. The testing & neutering of these cats is paid for by our local Branch. The cats are also routinely wormed to help keep them healthy. Donations of cat food pouches in jelly and cat biscuits are always appreciated and can be taken to our charity shop.
Wednesday 16th 9am-5pm - Stalls in South Cliff Gardens
Wednesday 23rd 9am-5pm- Stalls in South Cliff Gardens
Wednesday 30th May 9am-5pm - Stalls in South Cliff Gardens.
It costs just £1 a week (£4.34 a month) and there are three cash prizes every month. The top prize is £50. Second & third prizes are £20 each.
The winning lottery numbers for April are
Registered Charity Number
RSPCA 24 Hour Cruelty & Advice Helpline
Adopt a dog or bird
Adopt a cat or small animal
01262 409080 (Answerphone)
01262 671511 (Answerphone)
Bridlington Charity Shop
Bridlington Fund Raising
Driffield Fund Raising
Dog Warden (East Riding)
Dog Warden (Ryedale)