25 March 2020

Coronavirus UPDATE:

Dear Home supporters

Following the Government advice, and RSPCA instruction, we are going to have further restrictions for three weeks.

  • Adoptions are on hold. All reserves will remain, and when the restrictions are lifted, we will be in touch to arrange adoption.

  • We will not be accepting any more applications to adopt – if you have already applied, then we will process them in the coming weeks.

  • Animals cannot go on foster.

  • We cannot take animals in from members of the public, as we must prioritise spaces for those injured, neglected, and in most need from our RSPCA Inspectors, Dog Wardens and the Police.

  • If you have animal welfare concerns, please call the national RSPCA cruelty line for advice: 0300 1234 999. If you have a badly injured stray or wild animal, please call your local vet for advice. Please do not attend a vet practice without calling first.

  • Our Charity Shops and on-site Pet Shop are closed, and we currently aren’t able to accept donations of goods (please, if you are having a sort out we’d love your charity shop donations once the restrictions are lifted).

Please rest assured that our Animal Care teams are on-site and looking after all our current animals with love. We will be sharing pictures of what we’re up to on all our social channels (we are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and look forward to hearing back from you all as well.

We’re so grateful for the offers of support we’ve had, and are sad that the further restrictions prevent us from taking you up on all of these. We know that times are tough for all but, if you can, please consider making a donation today. Your support is needed now more than ever. Your kindness will continue to care for the 140 plus animals that remain on-site, plus those injured, neglected, or cruelly treated animals who will keep coming into our care. Please donate at www.bcdh.org.uk/donate