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

News from RSPCA West Dorset Branch / Taylor's Rehoming Centre


You can donate via PayPal using a credit or debit card, even if you do not have a PayPal account. If you would like us to collect Gift Aid on your donation please fill out our online Gift Aid declaration

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 2019 ANNUAL REPORT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

CLICK HERE

FOR OUR FULL AUDITED 2019 ACCOUNTS

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RSPCA WEST DORSET BRANCH PRIVACY POLICY


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


Changes to Taylor's Opening Times

Sometimes we have to unavoidably alter our regular opening hours

Details will appear here

We are currently closed for re-homing

We will open again on 12 April to re-home the animals in our care.

We will be open by appointment only

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING AN ANIMAL PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN OUR ONLINE HOME CHECK FORM

FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR "HOW TO ADOPT" PAGE


Our Rehoming Figures

In 2020 we rehomed

131 cats

20 rabbits

139 small animals and birds


BRAMBLE AND BLACKBERRY

Taylors recently hit the headlines following the rescue of two lovely guinea pigs from a bank of brambles near a lay by on New Year’s Day.  You can read the full press release here. 

Bramble and Blackberry are now safely with us at Taylors and doing well. Unfortunately, they will not be available for rehoming for a while.  Donations to help take care of them would be very welcome and can be made via the PayPal button.

An appeal to anyone who has pets they can no longer take care of – dumping them is not the way to do it!  Please, please contact us first – we are here to help the animals and we always put them first.

If you do have any information as to who may have been responsible for dumping these guinea pigs, you can contact us in confidence on mail@westdorsetrspca.org

Bramble and Blackberry were dumped on a freezing cold day.

Thankfully, staff and volunteers were able to capture them, although this was not an easy task as they kept running deeper in to the thick brambles.

Bramble and Blackberry shortly after their capture.  Soon they were safe and warm again at Taylors.


RSPCA TAYLORS REHOMING CENTRE

VIRTUAL 5K

Fancy a challenge?

You would get a beautiful medal whilst raising money for Taylors!

We are doing a virtual race, you can run, swim or walk 5km (3 miles) at any time that suits you

Click here for full details and to sign up


The Animals 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 Taylor's. 

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


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING AN ANIMAL PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN OUR ONLINE HOME CHECK FORM

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE HOME CHECK FORM

We do require this form to be completed before we can respond to any adoption query

For details of how we process you information, please refer to our Branch Privacy Policy

email us on mail@westdorsetrspca.org

or phone 01305 259672

All animals have individual needs and requirements. By matching these needs we optimise the chance of a successful adoption placement. To make it easier for you to see if your home environment is compatible with a particular animal we state the specific needs of each animal on our website. Please, before filling in an application form for an animal, double check that the home you can offer meets that specific animal's needs. We would like very much to be able to respond to every adoption application we receive however this is just not possible for us to do. Therefore, unless your application matches the required criteria we will not be able to email you back, similarly if we receive your application after the animal you are interested in has been reserved.


Needed - Donated Cat Food

We are in desperate need of more donated cat food for the residents at Taylor's.  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 Taylor's, or at any of our Charity Shops in Dorchester, Bridport and Sherborne.

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


Calling our crafty supporters!

Could you knit or crochet a cat blanket?

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, Bridport and Sherborne.

Purple Poppies

Calling all knitting and crochet fans! We need you to make purple poppies.

Please help us to raise money for the animals at Taylors

and remember the animal victims of war on Remembrance Day.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS,  A POPPY KNITTING PATTERN AND CROCHET POPPY TUTORIAL


You can now support us via Text Giving

Text TAYLORS to 70450 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to receive a further message regarding gift aiding your donation via SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive a text regarding gift aid text TAYLORSNOINFO to 70450


 

 

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