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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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Our Work

The work of RSPCA West Dorset Branch falls in to two categories.  Firstly we assist with the payment of veterinary bills (Welfare Work), and secondly we find new homes for animals whose owners are unable to continue looking after them.  


Gabriel the cat found a new home thanks to RSPCA West Dorset Branch

  Welfare Work

To qualify for assistance with vet bills you must meet the following criteria:-

1.  You must live within the Branch area (if you do not live in the West Dorset area, please check our contacts page for details of how to find your own Branch)

2.  You must be in receipt of (a) Housing Benefit or (b) Council Tax Benefit

The Branch encourages people to have their animals neutered and offers financial assistance to those owners of cats who meet the above criteria.  There are maximum amounts we can contribute towards the cost of neutering:-

100% of the cost up to £60 maximum for a female cat

Male cats and other species at our discretion

Additionally, in some cases we are able to offer financial assistance with emergency medical treatment for any species of pet animal.  A set amount will be agreed at the time of request.

If you are in need of help with the payment of veterinary bill you must contact the Branch for authorisation BEFORE going ahead with the treatment.  Local vets will be able to advise you.  Please contact us for assistance and advice.  All money is paid directly to the vet by RSPCA West Dorset Branch and can under no circumstances be given to the animalís owner.


Billie, another RSPCA West Dorset Branch Success

  Rehoming

 Please visit the Rehoming page to find out more about our work in this area.  


 

 

 

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