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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.

 

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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 2015 ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

CLICK HERE

FOR OUR FULL AUDITED 2015 ACCOUNTS

CLICK HERE


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


Voluntary Positions Available

Branch Treasurer (a few hours a week)

This very rewarding position would be the ideal opportunity for anyone with PC skills and time to spare each week.

Duties will involve:-

·         paying invoices for the branch using BACS payment through our Bank and paying in any monies and cheques that are sent to the branch.

·         Entering invoices and credits on the Quickbooks Intuit programme.

·         Collating and entering on Quick books the shops ‘banked takings sheets’ each month

·         Collating hours worked on a monthly basis for our 4 shops and also Taylors re-homing Centre and sending information to accountants for calculation of wages.  Paying wages (through Bulk Pay at the Bank) and distributing the pay slips.

·         Preparing the books each year for the accountants.

·         Updating the Charity Commission Website.

·         Sending thank you letters to funeral directors and family of loved one’s who have left money to the RSPCA.

The book-keeping side of the treasurer’s role is carried out using Intuit Quickbooks.  You will have to have reasonable knowledge of this programme although training and assistance (for as long as required) will be given by the outgoing treasurer.

Most of the work is PC based and you can work from home completely at your convenience.

Duties include attending one meeting a month and delivering a report to the trustees. 

Full training and ongoing support will be given. 

As the role can mostly be undertaken from home, you need only live within driving distance of Dorchester for the monthly meetings (which are held in the evening at Taylors re-homing centre).

 This role provides an excellent insight in to the running of a local charity and a brilliant opportunity to either develop new skills, or put existing skills to use.

There are also opportunities to become involved with the animals in our rehoming centre and see how what you do makes such a difference to their lives and future.

Please email Susan on mail@westdorsetrspca.org  for more details or to express an interest in the role

Administrator / Secretary (a few hours a week)

This very rewarding position would be the ideal opportunity for anyone with basic PC skills and a few hours to spare each week.  Most of the work is PC based and done from home completely at your convenience, but there are also opportunities to become involved with animals in our rehoming centre at Kingston Maurward and see how what you do makes such a difference to their lives and future.  Duties include attending one meeting a month and taking minutes of the meeting, preparation of some simple reports once a year and replying to straightforward correspondence.  Full training and ongoing support will be given.  As the role can mostly be undertaken from home, you need only live within driving distance of Dorchester for the monthly meetings (which are held in the evening). This role provides an excellent insight in to the running of a local charity and a brilliant opportunity to either develop new skills, or put existing skills to use.

Please email Susan on mail@westdorsetrspca.org  for more details or to express an interest in the role

Animal Charity “HR Administrative Support” (a few hours month)

This very rewarding position would be the ideal opportunity for anyone with basic PC skills and a few hours to spare each month.  Most of the work is PC based and done from home completely at your convenience, but there are also opportunities to become involved with animals in our rehoming centre at Kingston Maurward and see how what you do makes such a difference to their lives and future.  Duties include keeping staff records and preparing paperwork for new staff.   We have the services of an excellent professional HR advice service who can be contacted by phone or email at any time, and full training ongoing support will be given.  As the role can mostly be undertaken from home, you need only live within driving distance of Dorchester for the monthly meetings (which are held in the evening). This role provides an excellent insight in to the running of a local charity and a brilliant opportunity to either develop new skills, or put existing skills to use.

Please email Susan on mail@westdorsetrspca.org  for more details or to express an interest in the role

Animal Charity Trustees (hours to suit!)

This role provides an excellent opportunity to use whatever skills you have for the benefit of a local animal charity. The West Dorset Branch of the RSPCA is run by a committed team of voluntary trustees. We always welcome new trustees to help in the many aspects of running a local charity with one Animal Rehoming Centre and four charity shops.  Anyone wishing to become involved in this way would need to live within reach of Dorchester, where our monthly committee meetings are held (in the evening).  Trustees attend these meetings and are encouraged to contribute ideas and opinions concerning the running of Branch affairs.  Trustees can take on additional responsibilities as time goes on, according to their skills and interests.  Some become involved in 'hands on' work with the animals, others take on various administrative or fundraising roles whilst others become involved with the operation of charity shops.  If you are interested in becoming a Branch Trustee, please get in touch.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

Please email Susan on mail@westdorsetrspca.org  for more details or to express an interest in the role

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE UNPAID / VOLUNTARY POSITIONS


Paid Positions Available

 

Job Vacancy - Charity Shops Manager

20 hours per week, to manage our four existing shops in Dorchester, Bridport, Axminster and Sherborne, including line managerial responsibility for shop supervisors. 

Experience in retail management and strong people skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, well organised and dedicated to maintaining high professional standards in our shops. 

Full driving licence and own transport is essential as is the ability to work flexible hours Monday to Saturday. 

Salary negotiable up to £8.00 per hour (£8.30 from April 2017)

 An application form can be downloaded here.

Please post your completed application form to RSPCA West Dorset Branch, PO Box 5460, Weymouth, DT3 6WH to arrive by 8 March 2017

PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION SIGNED FOR OR SPECIAL DELIVERY - THEY WILL BE RETURNED IF YOU DO AS THEY CANNOT BE SIGNED FOR AT A PO BOX ADDRESS

 

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE THAT WILL WE NOT CONSIDER, ACKNOWLEDGE OR REPLY TO ANY CVs (SUBMITTED ONLINE OR VIA THE POST) WITHOUT A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED ABOVE

Please email mail@westdorsetrspca.org with any queries, or to have an application form emailed to you

 

Animal Care Assistant at RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre

We have a vacancy for an Animal Care Assistant at RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre.  Working hours will be 35 hours a week, 7 hours a day for 5 days – but days will vary in accordance with staff rotas and will include weekends.

Salary is £7.30 per hour - this will be increased to £7.60 per hour on 1 April 2017 in line with the increase in the national living wage requirements.

Applicants must have wide experience of animal care, be able to demonstrate confidence and compassion when handling animals, and be able to perform cleaning duties to meticulous standards.  Duties will include a lot of cleaning of animal pens and facilities, health checking animals and taking responsibility for maintaining exceptional standards of animal care. 

 An application form can be downloaded here.

Please post your completed application form to RSPCA West Dorset Branch, PO Box 5460, Weymouth, DT3 6WH to arrive by 27 February 2017

PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION SIGNED FOR OR SPECIAL DELIVERY - THEY WILL BE RETURNED IF YOU DO AS THEY CANNOT BE SIGNED FOR AT A PO BOX ADDRESS

 

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE THAT WILL WE NOT CONSIDER, ACKNOWLEDGE OR REPLY TO ANY CVs (SUBMITTED ONLINE OR VIA THE POST) WITHOUT A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED ABOVE

Please email mail@westdorsetrspca.org with any queries, or to have an application form emailed to you


Radley

Can you offer a special home to a very special boy?

Radley is gorgeous and affectionate boy, about 6 years old. He need a very loving home where he will be the only cat.  Radley has very sensitive skin and is on medication for it - the costs of this ongoing medication will be met by the RSPCA. He would need a stress free home.  He is neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. For a family with time to devote to him, Radley would be a wonderful, loving companion.

If you think you could offer a Radley a special home, please do get in touch.

 


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!


 Our 2015 Annual Report


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!