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RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk & District Branch tries to find forever homes for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and a few small mammals. Many of our animals have suffered cruelty or neglect and 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

When our cattery re-opens in October, we will 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 Shelter.

The cattery will be open to public viewing

Rabbit Rehoming

When our new animal accommodation opens in August, our rabbits will kept in a separate part of the main cattery. However, we will only be accepting rabbits from the RSPCA Inspectorate.

We will not accept rabbits for rehoming from the general public, but the rabbits that we will have, will be open to public viewing.

Reptile Rehoming

We hope to have set up a small reptile rehoming facility at the Shelter by September. We will rehome RSPCA Inspectorate Reptiles (reptiles will not be accepted directly from the public) 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

Please note that there is currently no vet in attendance at the Branch, although we hope that Myerscough Veterinary Group will be setting up a practice on-site from late September / October 2014

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

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 will be holding a Fun Dog Show at the Animal Shelter on 28 September 2014

We will be returning to Hesketh Park in May 2015 for our usual Paws in the Park Event.


Cattery Pictures on the Gallery page.



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Here at the Animal Shelter 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 Shelter , New Cut Lane and the Charity Shop on Eastbank Street, Southport.