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About the charity

The Manchester & Salford Branch of the RSPCA is a separate charity from the National RSPCA and has been running since 1963.

The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the local area but being financially independent means it is entirely reliant upon local support to help fund its work.

The RSPCA Manchester & Salford Branch opened its first rehoming centre in July 2019. Located in a rented warehouse the centre is fitted out with bespoke animal accommodation for up to 18 cats, 32 rabbits and multiple rodents like mice, hamsters, rats and guinea pigs.

The branch supports the work of the National RSPCA inspectorate and provides them, for the first time ever, with access to a rehoming centre dedicated to small animals. It means they can bring any small furries they rescue directly to a place of safety 7 days a week, where they will be well looked after until they are ready to be rehomed.

We also have an extensive network of foster carers throughout the catchment area so we can best support the varying needs of the animals that are rescued.

Our branch has been working in partnership with the Salford Pets at Home store since 2018. We deliver a programme of community welfare events to support owned animals such as free claw clipping and health check clinics for small furries and free microchipping for all pets.

How you can help

Many of the animals that come into our care need a little extra TLC that cannot be provided in a cattery or private boarding environment.

We need volunteers to help us care for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice or rats until they are ready to be rehomed.

Animals require foster care for various reasons from recuperating from operations to needing to put on weight or just being too young to be adopted.

Fostering is very rewarding but can be emotionally draining when you have to give them up to go to their new homes!

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