COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update - 22nd April 2020

You may have recognised that some restrictions have been lifted with regards to the fostering and adoption of animals. Currently, we are tentatively looking at how we can provide our usual high level of service to both fosterers and adopters at this time, whilst being without the regular support from a Vet, not being able to carry out home visits and not having staff available to offer support, whilst keeping the welfare of our animals at the centre a priority.

Adopting an animal when you are at home all the time, then going back to work suddenly and it being left on its own, can cause many problems such as separation anxiety (which may manifest itself in destructive and/or other behaviour). If you are looking to adopt an animal from us, we would ask that you take the following points into consideration

When life goes back to how it was, how long is the animal going to be left?

Are you going to be able to provide the same level of care as being at home all the time?

Are you going to be able to continue a similar exercise routine?

Would you still be the main carer for the animal or would someone else be?

Would you be able to build up the time the animal is left alone?

You would also need to consider:

How are you going to purchase any items you may need for the animals’ care?

What are you going to do if you need a vet at this time whilst restrictions are still in place?

The last thing we would want would be for someone to take on an animal during this time and then not be able to continue the level of care when people are back to work. Animals need consistency and routine just like children and if things change it can be very unsettling for them.

Please keep an eye on our Adopt a pet pages as animals will be posted on there when they are ready to go to their forever home.

 

If you have any animal welfare concerns, please call our national cruelty line for advice: 0300 1234 999.

 

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The RSPCA Coventry and District Branch on Coundon Wedge Drive opened in 1981 and it rehomes over 700 animals a year. Although the Centre receives a level of funding towards the running costs from the National RSPCA, the Centre is a separately registered charity which relies primarily on local public donations to help fund the Centre, which costs £35,000 per month to keep open and the Centre’s vet bills can be over £1,000 per week.

For every month that our shops are closed and there is no fundraising activity, we will see a loss of between £25,000-£30,000.  This is a significant income reduction, which is only sustainable for a short period of time before our reserves will be depleted.

We understand what a difficult time this is for businesses in our region, but if you can offer any support to help us to continue our vital work through this difficult time, you can text to donate or contact  dawn.pawlett@rspca-coventryanddistrict.org.uk.

Text RSPCA 5 to 70450 to donate £5

Text RSPCA 10 to 70450 to donate £10

Text RSPCA 20 to 70450 to donate £20

Texts cost £5, £10 or £20 plus one standard rate message

From the trustees, staff and volunteers at the Centre, we hope that you stay safe, look after one another and we wish you well over the coming months.

 

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Did you know? 

  • We have 4 charity shops helping to fund us
  • It costs £30,000 for us to keep open each month
  • Our vet bills are often in excess of £1,000 a week
  • We have 30 cat pods and 30 dog kennels
  • In 2019 we re homed 742 animals 252 dogs and 490 cats

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