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Our impact

The facts and figures behind the stories

Transforming lives.

We believe that every cat and dog should have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy life and a happy home. So from advice and support, to rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming, we exist to positively transform the lives of pets and their owners.


We are . . . Kind . Dedicated . Inspirational . Open and Honest . Expert

Established at the Claverton Down site in 1939, we serve a 650 square mile area across Bath, north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire. We are the Bath and District Branch of the national RSPCA charity and we are a Full Member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) – both demand a very high standard in animal welfare. We have been awarded the highest award for stray dog welfare from the RSPCA, in 2023.

RSPCA PAw Pring award
» Read more about affiliation and work with the RSPCA

» Read more about the ADCH

Puffin a lurcher found with facial scars

Animal care and costs

Every animal admitted to our care has a veterinary health check, given up to date flea, worm and vaccination treatments and neutered if necessary. Each animal has a behavioural assessment and an individual care plan to improve their welfare on site and their chances of adoption. 

Costs per kennel, including facilities, consumables and staff = £283 per week. 

Costs per cattery pod, including facilities, consumables and staff = £140 per week.


Further reading

Front cover of our Spring / Summer Newsletter. please click to read online. BCDH Strategy Report 2023 to 2025 BAth Cats and Dogs Home Annual Review 2022 cover  


Press and PR

Meet the team

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