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.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
With the impact of Coronavirus being felt across the country, here at the RSPCA Coventry and District Branch, as key workers, our dedicated staff are continuing to look after the dogs and cats who are currently in our care and who are reliant on us for their medication, food, exercise and socialisation. The Branch will also continue to support the local RSPCA Inspectors by taking in mistreated or abandoned animals, including pets whose owners suffer ill health, financial difficulties or pass away. The Inspectors will also continue their work to rescue animals in distress and enforce laws against the mistreatment of animals by bringing prosecution.
We, of course, are limiting our staff numbers at the Branch, but unfortunately, we had to close our 4 charity shops across the Coventry region and the shop at the Branch for 3 months. This decision was not taken lightly given how reliant we are on our shop income and sadly, we saw a vast drop in income. Our shops are now all open again, fully Covid-19 compliant, and we would love to see you there.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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,
Reception and Pet Shop:
Reception and Pet shop open.
11am-3pm everyday except Tuesday.
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We offer a safe haven at our animal centre on Coundon Wedge Drive, Coventry, CV5 9DQ where we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs and cats.