The RSPCA Manchester & Salford Branch opened its first rehoming centre in July 2019. Located in a rented warehouse the unit that has been fitted out with bespoke animal accommodation for up to 18 cats, 32 rabbits and multiple rodents like mice, hamsters, rats and guinea pigs. The unit supports the work of the National RSPCA inspectorate and provides them, for the first time ever, with access to a rehoming centre dedicated to small animals. It means they can bring any small furries they rescue direct to a place of safety where they will be well looked after until they are ready to be rehomed.
The branch works in partnership with the National RSPCA and Pets at Home with the Reptile Project. It is the only RSPCA facility in the North region that rehabilitates and rehomes inspectorate rescued reptiles. Based inside Stockport Pets at Home it opened in 2016 and helps selected breeds of snakes and lizards.
With a network of foster carers throughout the catchment the branch is able to help over 500 animals a year. Working in partnership with the Salford Pets at Home store we also deliver a programme of community welfare events to support owned animals.
- Manchester and Salford Branch became registered as a charity in December 1963.
- We opened our first rehoming centre in July 2019 based in Salford.
- We care for around 100 cats/kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, snakes and lizards at any one time.
- The branch has expertise in small animals and reptiles and can offer comprehensive advice and support to adopters and public.
- It costs over £40,000 per month to run the branch.
- As a small charity we only have 3 part-time paid members of animal staff and a branch manager to deliver our vital animal rehabilitation work. The team are gratefully supported by an office administrator and a team of volunteers.
RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch
565 Wilbraham Road
Tel: 0161 737 6600
Registered Charity Number: 232255
Please note that animals are not kept at this address