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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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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

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

CLICK HERE

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

TAYLORS IS CURRENTLY OPEN STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PLEASE CONTACT US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING AN ANIMAL

email us on mail@westdorsetrspca.org

or phone 01305 259672


Paid Job Vacancies

Dorchester Charity Shop Supervisor (Bank Worker)

We have vacancy for a Charity Shop Supervisor (Bank Worker) in our Dorchester charity shop.  This is a zero hours contract to provide cover for periods of leave and absence.  We cannot guarantee that any work will be available in any given week.  We anticipate that some work will be offered over the summer months.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate good retail experience, an ability to work under pressure and as part of a team, good ideas for presenting donated goods for sale and the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers.  £8.72 per hour.

 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 23 August 2020

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 (Bank Worker)

We have a vacancy for an Animal Care Assistant at RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre.  This is an opportunity to join our dedicated team of Bank Workers (zero hours contract).  You may be offered up to 28 hours work each month maximum. The position would suit someone able to work flexible days and times, to cover staff absences and busy periods.  Salary is £8.72 per hour. 

Applicants must have hands on experience of animal care, will need to be able to demonstrate confidence and compassion when handling animals, and must 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 29 January 2019.

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


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


Please help us survive the coronavirus crisis!

Click here for our special appeal page

Any donation you can make during this incredibly difficult time would be massively appreciated

You can donate directly via the Paypal link below, via credit or debit card, whether or not you have a Paypal account

Please email or phone us on 01305 259672 if you would prefer to pay by phone or cheque - we prefer these methods of payment as the fees are little lower and more money goes directly to help the animals

We might not answer if we are busy with the animals, but please leave a message and we will call you right back

The future of Taylors depends upon the generosity of our supporters

On behalf of the animals, thank you so much

mail@westdorsetrspca.org

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

Your donations will help us to keep caring for animals like Beattie

It was really touch and go for Beattie; when he came to Taylors he was anaemic from having fleas and was just 25% of his expected body weight. Both of his eyes were closed from the flu, one of them had a really bad ulcer on it, and he was struggling to breathe.  Beattie has had four different types of antibiotics in the four months that we have been caring for him, along with medicated eye drops. His eyes have now cleared, and the ulcer has healed.  He is still on antibiotics and medicated nasal drops, his breathing is still laboured if he stops his antibiotics.  He is happy and settled other than his breathing which we need to get right before he can have his vaccinations. 

Beattie when he first came to Taylors...

Beattie now....


Thank you to everyone who entered our Online Pet Show

Here are the First Place winning photos from all the categories!


OUR REHOMING FIGURES

 

Cats

Rabbits

Hens

Other

2014

190

36

172

308

2015

156

51

278

209

2016

194

26

155

139

2017

176

55

106

87

2018

161

22

142

178

2019

134

25

94

115


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!


PLEASE SUPPORT US WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON

0.5% OF WHAT YOU SPEND CAN BE DONATED TO US AT NO COST TO YOU

Simply log in to Amazon via the website address www.smile.amazon.co.uk

Search for

royal society for the prevention of cruelty to animals west dorset branch

and select us as your chosen charity.  You only need do this once. 

Always remember to log in to smile.amazon.co.uk (rather than amazon.co.uk) and we will automatically receive your donations

Thank you!


COULD YOU CROCHET A GUINEA PIG FOR TAYLORS?

Could you crochet an adorable guinea pig to help the real life piggies at Taylors?  Full instructions can be found here:-

GUINEA PIG PATTERN AT RAVELRY.COM

Completed pigs can be sent to Taylors or handed in at one of our shops.  All money raised by sale of piggies will help our small animals at Taylors


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, Bridport and Sherborne.

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Could you knit some lovely dog coats to sell in our shops? 

They are always popular with our customers (and their dogs!) and we would be very grateful for any you would like to knit and donate.

CLICK HERE FOR THE KNITTING PATTERN


OPEN DAY 2019

You helped us raise an amazing £4303!


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!


CHECK OUT OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL

Video of just some of the animals rehomed through Taylor's Rehoming Centre

An overview of Taylor's Rehoming Centre


SHOPPING ONLINE?

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 Taylor's Rehoming Centre.


mail@westdorsetrspca.org

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