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RSPCA Derby & District Statement


Authored on: 25 March 2020

Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre is now closed for intake of animals, adoptions and fostering due to National RSPCA and Government recommendation. The Inspectors who are coordinated and distributed by National RSPCA are still working to help animals in need of rescue.

Chief executive of the RSPCA, Chris Sherwood, said: “Despite most of the country staying at home there are still animals which need our help and I’m so incredibly thankful for frontline officers helping animals in emergency situations, our hospital workers for providing emergency treatment and our centre staff and volunteers who are giving love and affection to the hundreds of animals in our care. We’ve taken steps to make sure that we are dealing with emergency cases only so we can play our part in stopping the spread of this virus and safeguard our staff and volunteers. We rely on the public’s help and we would ask them to only call our helpline in an emergency and visit our website for all other enquiries. We know many people will be financially worse off as a result of this crisis but if anyone is in a position to make a donation to help our services continue we would really appreciate it.”

Although adoptions have been temporarily put on hold we still want to hear from you if you are interested in a particular animal. We are able to place a temporary reserve on animal, pending the restarting of the adoption process. The adoption criteria for each animal will still apply. Please email your interest to the following email address: animals@rspcaderby.org.uk.

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times and please be assured that all the animals in our care are being loved and cared for with no disruption to their welfare needs.

Abbey Street is an independently funded branch and we still need your support. If you can help in any of the following ways we would appreciate it.

If you need to report a cruelly treated or neglected animal please call National RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.