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RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk & District Branch Operates within the framework of the RSPCA nationally. We are a separately registered, local and mainly self funded charity who care for, rehabilitate and rehome animals that come from cases of cruelty and neglect.

We find forever homes for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and a few small mammals; many are in need of veterinary care, recovery and rehabilitation before they can be rehomed. Generally, we do not deal with animals that need to be rehomed for a variety of other social, domestic or financial reasons unless there is a genuine animal welfare concern.

All of the animals that are currently up for rehoming are displayed on this website and on our facebook page

Dog rehoming

Our Branch now only accepts its dogs from the RSPCA Inspectorate. This means that we look after some of the most serious cases of cruelty and neglect in the country.

We no longer accept dogs for rehoming from the general public, or allow unrestricted public viewing of our dogs.

When dogs have recovered enough to be rehomed, members of the public will be asked to complete our rehoming questionnaire prior to being given individual supervised access to the dog they wish to rehome.

We are not licensed to take in stray dogs.

Please click here for more information on stray dogs.

Cat Rehoming

We accept both RSPCA Inspectorate cats and cats from the general public for rehoming. Please note that cat space will always be limited, despite our much larger capacity and you may have to ring around a number of animal rescue centres if you are looking to rehome your cat. Please call us to see if we have room before bringing an animal to the Centre.

When ready for rehoming, members of the public will be asked to complete our rehoming questionnaire prior to being given individual supervised access to the cat you wish to rehome.

Rabbit Rehoming

Our rabbits arel kept in a separate part of the cattery building. Please note that we only accept rabbits from the RSPCA Inspectorate.

We do not accept rabbits for rehoming from the general public.

When ready for rehoming, members of the public will be asked to complete our rehoming questionnaire prior to being given individual supervised access to the rabbit(s) you wish to rehome.

Reptile Rehoming

We hope to have set up a small reptile rehoming facility at the Centre by February 2015. However, only reptiles that have been sourced via the RSPCA Inspectorate will be accommodated. Reptiles will only be rehomed to people that have demonstrable knowledge or skills to look after these exotics.

We will not be accepting reptiles from the general public or allowing public viewing unless there is a genuine commitment to rehome.

Veterinary Services

Myerscough Veterinary Group are co-located at the Animal Centre. They are fully equipped for consulting and operating, with a vet on site every weekday, late night opening on Mondays, closed PM Wednesdays.  They can be contacted on
01704 461884

"We are currently in need of volunteers to help clean in our new Cattery"'

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Animal viewing from 11:30am to 3.30pm Thursdays to Tuesdays, but please take note of the viewing restrictions for the animals.

Closed all day on Wednesdays

Reception and shop are open 9:00am to 5:00pm Thursdays to Tuesdays

Open on all Bank Holidays other than Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us collect at Morrisons Southport on Sunday 18 January 2015. Please complete an online volunteer application form (over to the left).

We will be returning to Hesketh Park on Sunday 24 May 2015 for Paws in the Park, Southport.


Cattery Pictures on the Gallery page.



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Here at the Animal Centre we’re busy fundraising by collecting foreign coins & notes, old British currency and even obsolete currency. Once all the currency has been collected we send it to:


who exchanges it into cash we can use. Collection points will be at The Animal Centre, New Cut Lane and the Charity Shop on Eastbank Street, Southport.