RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch

Registered Charity Number: 232255

RSPCA National 24hr Cruelty and Advice Line 0300 1234 999
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A blog for Orla

I could be wrong, but for all the years I’ve done my job I can’t remember a time when we haven’t had animals in our care with long term rehabilitation needs. When we do have such special animals we place them in a foster home so they can live their life as if they are...

Micro-moggies

Help our micro-moggies! Well what a Summer we've had so far! The team have been as busy as always but with the added pressures of COVID-19 it's certainly been 'interesting' to say the least! We'll be keeping it light in this week's blog and filling your screens with...

Anniversary Blog part 6 – Rover

Rover the cat Entered our care: 17th January 2020 Left for his new home: 26th May 2020 Time in our care: 18 weeks (130 days) Entry reason: Collected from Manor Road, S66. Long term stray, both eyes infected. Been living in a car, it was a Rover! Rover’s story Rover...

Anniversary Blog part 5 – Jasper

Jasper Entered our care: 22nd August 2019 Left for new home: 12th November 2019 Time in our care: 11 weeks (82 days) Entry reason: Case rabbit. Owner mutilated rabbit's ears. Signed over 30th August 2019. Initial entry health check: Treated by case vet. Ears healing...

Anniversary blog part 4: Jimmy

Jimmy Entered our care: 19th February 2020 Left for new home: 13th May 2020 Time in foster care: 6 weeks Entry reason: Abandoned in a pet carrier in a McDonald's toilet (Stockport Road, M12). Initial entry health check: Considerable matting to rear end removed. Highly...

Anniversary blog part 3: Julian

Julian the rabbit Entered our care: 4th April 2020 Left for new home: 20th June 2020 Time in our care: 11 weeks (77 days) Entry reason: Via RSPCA regional networking team. Signed over by owner. Was living with a guinea pig. Owner unable to care for them. SH went to...

Anniversary Blog part 1 – Zebedee

Zebedee the cat Entered our care: 19th September 2019 Left us for new home: 2nd November 2019 Time with us: 6 weeks (44 days) Entry reason: Case. Dog found chained at top of stairs with tight chain lead, collar embedded in neck. 5 x cats emaciated. Fleas +++. Owner...

Our Pedigree

June has been another whirlwind month that has seen the team work exceptionally hard in the absence of colleagues. We’ve had 6 weeks back to back of reduced staffing due to staff taking accrued annual leave, shielding or being furloughed. It has been damn hard work...

A picture speaks louder than words

It's been another random week and with the most random weather too! The week started well with an unexpected surprise through the post! Donations poured on our second Saturday charity shop donation drop-in we were overwhelmed with generosity from the local...

Perfectly imperfect

One of the hardest aspects of our work is saying goodbye to animals. It is true that we are frequently picking up the pieces and trying to ‘undo’ the damage that has been done. Regardless of whether you can justify it, or rationalise it, it does sometimes feel like...

Thanks & praise

The first week of June is National Volunteers Week. Each year we celebrate it with a social gathering to say thank you to our amazing team of volunteers who work on the retail and animal side of things at the branch. In the past we’ve had afternoon teas, a garden...

Essential work

From the day that lockdown was announced on 23rd March to 31st May we have admitted 176 animals: this is a huge amount by anyone's standards but especially for our branch. It is entirely thanks to the determination and dedication of our team of staff and volunteers...

Quiet(er)

It feels like it has been a quiet week but on reflection it just seems that way in comparison to last week’s frenzy of activity with the large rabbit case. In reality we have had 15 new admissions, but because they have trickled in over the course of the week it...

44 rabbits and counting….

It was 6.50pm on Monday evening when the National RSPCA inspector, who should have finished 2 hours ago, arrived with 44 rabbits in her van. As she opened her van doors and I peered in to look, a touch of hysteria washed over me. In one vari-kennel were around 20...

Rehoming success during lockdown

Blog by charity manager, Susie Hughes: The last month has been challenging  for every person, business, charity and country, but probably less known is just how difficult it has been for animal charities. As a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Home our branch...

All hands on deck!

Blog post by our branch manager Susie: We started the week setting up our cat isolation facility ready to accept animals from homes where occupants have tested positive for COVID-19. We already have infectious disease protocols in place but with so much unknown about...

RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch
565 Wilbraham Road
Chorlton
Manchester
M21 0AE

Email: adoptions@rspca-manchesterandsalford.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 232255

Please note that animals are not kept at this address