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RSPCA West Dorset Branch is a separate charity affiliated to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).  We cover the towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Sherborne and Axminster (Devon) as well as all the surrounding villages and hamlets.  Our main priorities are the welfare and rehoming of local animals.  We raise our funds within the Branch boundaries and all money raised is spent within the area.  We are responsible for "Taylors Animal Rehoming Centre" at Kingston Maurward, Dorchester.

 

If you wish to report an Animal Emergency or have concerns regarding the welfare of an animal please telephone 0300 1234 999.  Please also call this number if you need to have an unowned or wild animal collected by an RSPCA Animal Collection Officer. 

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US REGARDING EMERGENCIES OR CRUELTY AS THIS IS NOT THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY OF DEALING WITH SUCH MATTERS.  CALL 0300 1234 999 AND REPORT THE MATTER TO THE RSPCA NATIONAL CALL CENTRE.  THANK YOU.

 

We are not responsible for the contents of external websites or the availability of linked pages.  Inclusion of a link to an external website does not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with the RSPCA of that site, its content, any product or service its operators may provide.

 

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You can save s at Park House Pet Supplies! Visit our website to see just some of the great deals we have in-store at the moment.

www.parkhousepetsupplies.com

Parkhouse Pet Supplies, Unit C4,

Marabout Industrial Estate,

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1YA

Tel: 01305 260 222

 
ANIMALS CURRENTLY IN NEED OF NEW HOMES
CATS BUNNIES / GUINEA PIGS SMALL ANIMALS / BIRDS DOGS RESCUE HENS

News from RSPCA West Dorset Branch / Taylors Rehoming Centre


Shop at hundreds of popular online retailer websites through our website and they will donate part of their profits to us

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rspcataylorsrehomingcentre


OUR 2016 ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

CLICK HERE

FOR OUR FULL AUDITED 2016 ACCOUNTS

CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT REPORTING CRUELTY TO OR OTHER CONCERNS ABOUT THE WELFARE OF AN ANIMAL


Changes to Taylors Opening Times

Sometimes we have to unavoidably alter our regular opening hours

Advance notice of any changes will appear here


Can you give a home to an ex-battery hen?

We have 50 available at the end of September

Please email mail@westdorsetrspca.org for more details


A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT

Oh, Whistle...Two classic ghost stories by M. R. James

Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - The Colliton Club, Dorchester DT1 1XJ

Show starts at 7.30pm - Price: 10

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO BOOK TICKETS


Volunteer Needed

Minutes Secretary

A trustee vacancy has arisen for the role of Minutes Secretary.  Duties include attending committee meetings, taking notes and producing minutes of the meeting, preparation of agendas and distribution via email.  Meetings are held once a month and total time commitment is in the region of 6 hours each month.  This role would suit someone with previous experience of minute taking, with good grammatical and basic PC skills.  As a trustee, you will also have the opportunity to become actively involved with the running of the branch, and there would be the chance to take on additional admin roles if desired.

Please email Susan on mail@westdorsetrspca.org to express an interest in this role.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN UNPAID / VOLUNTARY TRUSTEE POSITION


70,000 for the animals...

Thanks to Jill and George and the wonderful group of dedicated volunteers at Sherborne, over 70,000 was raised for the animals over two decades.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE SHERBORNE MAY FAIR 2017, AND PAST FUNDRAISING EVENTS


New Taylors Pin Badges

Our new charity pin badges are now available

2.50 each including postage to any UK address.

Please pay by PayPal or send a cheque to RSPCA West Dorset Branch, PO Box 5460, Weymouth, DT3 6WH.

If paying by PayPal, please send a message to let us know it's for a badge.


Our 2016 Annual Report

Available online now - click on the image below


Our Rehoming Statistics

  Cats Rabbits Hens Other
2014 190 36 172 308
2015 156 51 278 209
2016 194 26 155 139

Donated Cat Food Desperately Needed

We are in desperate need of more donated cat food for the residents at Taylors.  Can you help? 

Our cats are fed exclusively on Whiskas and Felix, as using a variety of cat foods can upset their tummies. 

If you could possibly donate a few cans or pouches, we would be extremely grateful. 

Food can be dropped off at Taylors, or at any of our Charity Shops in Dorchester, Bridport, Sherborne and Axminster. 

If you live too far away, you can donate cat food money by PayPal - just remember to send us a message to say that's what your donation is for.  Thank you very much!


The animals at Taylors have an Amazon Wish List...

The animals have compiled their Amazon Wish List which can be found here

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=AJC5927PJWLUQ

If you would like to treat our animals please buy them a little pressie - you can have it delivered straight to Taylors. 

Be sure to email us and let them know it's on the way as they would love to say Thank You!


Current Access to Taylors Rehoming Centre

Visitors to Taylors should access the Kingston Maurward College grounds via the Dairy Entrance / Tincleton Gate. 

Click here for a map


Do you own a vehicle that you want to sell or get rid of?

Then please donate it to us through Giveacar!

scrap car, car scrapping for charity

Giveacar is a non-profit fundraising organisation that raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars.

They provide a FREE nationwide service which:

  • Arranges collection of the vehicle from your home

  • Depending on its age and condition, recycles it at an Authorised Treatment Facility or sends it to auction.

Scrap donations raise an average of 35 (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more.

Since Giveacar was set up in 2010, the organisation has already raised over 2million for 1500 charities!

To arrange collection of a car, visit http://www.giveacar.co.uk/charities/rspca-west-dorset or call 020 7736 4242, quoting RSPCA WEST DORSET BRANCH as your preferred charity.


Check Out Our New You Tube Channel

Video of just some of the animals rehomed through Taylors Rehoming Centre

An overview of Taylors Rehoming Centre


Dorset County Show 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported our stall the Dorset County Show


Do you shop at Amazon, or other popular online retailers?

Shop at hundreds of popular online retailer websites through our website and they will donate part of their profits to us

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rspcataylorsrehomingcentre

Please take the time to register, they only need your name, email and password.  Follow the simple instructions on the Easyfundraising website and part of the profits of your online shopping will be donated to Taylors Rehoming Centre.


Check out our other online shops!

You can now support us by buying goods from eBay.  All profits from our eBay selling go directly to help the animals. 

Click here to visit our eBay shop page and see what we have for sale. 

Click on the logo to browse the RSPCA shop - all profits will go to help the West Dorset Branch.  Lots of great products including pet food and accessories, and a wide range of lovely gifts and cards.


Calling all Knitters....

Can you help our cats & kittens feel snug and safe, whilst they await a new home.  We need knitted or crocheted blankets for the cats to curl up on in their cat beds.  Ideally they should measure 1 metre square  (2 1/2 - 3  foot) so that they cover the whole cat bed or shelf.  The blankets can be any colours and made out of any type of  wool.  A lot of the blankets that people make for us are made up of knitted squares and of all types of odd wool. 

We are always in need of lots of blankets, as they only have a limited shelf life, as they need to be washed at high temperatures to kill any germs, and can get quite furry after a while.  Out of all the animal bedding we have here, these are what our cats prefer!!!!!

If you can't knit, and would like to donate any wool for others to make us blankets, then please contact the Centre on 01305 259672 or call into our shops in Dorchester, Axminster, Bridport and Sherborne.


Charity Shop Volunteers needed

We are very much in need of new volunteers to work in our local RSPCA Charity Shops in Dorchester, Axminster, Bridport and Sherborne.  If you would like more details, please email us on mail@westdorsetrspca.org Even if you can only offer a small amount of time each month, we would be very glad to hear from you.

Our Dorchester charity shop


Please help to feed me!

We are always in need of donated tinned cat food, either Whiskas or Felix

We are also short on 1m square knitted or crocheted blankets for the cats

All items gratefully received at Taylors


RSPCA West Dorset Every Click Search Engine

For every web search you make, 1 pence is donated directly to us!  Please consider making it your home page, and using it instead of your usual search engine.  This is a prototype page but works perfectly - check soon for updated page with a new look!

1 pence donated to West Dorset RSPCA for every search you make!


If you have any ideas or queries regarding this website, or any aspect of the work of RSPCA West Dorset and Axminster Branch please do not hesitate to contact us  details are on the Contacts page.


mail@westdorsetrspca.org

Click on the sleepy cat to Email us!