Welcome to the Web site of the Bradford and District
Branch of the RSPCA,
serving the animals of Bradford since 1871. Registered charity number
Pet of the Month
Our Pets of the Month for December
are Layla and Honey,
sisters who do not have to be
re-homed together. They are very loving and always want attention. Honey has a heart
murmur, which cattery staff will discuss with potential adopter.
Why not have a look
- could you give them a home?
Pudsey House - Volunteer Coordinator Required
Mrs Mavis Beevers, our current coordinator is seeking to retire after 40+? years and is looking for a volunteer to organise and run our weekly drop in cafe in Pudsey centre – this opens just one morning a week on a Monday.
If you feel you can help please contact Mrs Beevers direct on
0113 257 6844
Volunteers Required For Unit 5
We would welcome the assistance of volunteers at our newly opened furniture unit at Mount Street, (opposite our animal home) this is a clean and pleasant environment and involves meeting the public and helping our existing sales staff.
The requirements are flexible and can be arranged to suit whatever limited time you have available, this is an ideal opportunity to meet new people and help towards funding the animals in our care!
We are open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 to 4.00pm
Telephone Bradford 370067 or 07508 422 175 for further details
The Dog Rescuers
The new TV series called ‘The dog rescuers’ is on Tuesdays and Channel 5 at 7.30pm.
Unit 5 Furniture Store
New Honourary Treasurer Wanted
Our present Hon. treasurer is stepping down from the post at the end of the year and Bradford Branch is looking for a like minded animal lover to replace him, the obvious qualities are a professional Banking or accounting background, the ability to pop into the Branch on an occasional basis and be available for monthly evening committee meetings, (usually the 4th Monday of each month), giving a report as to the Branches financial position, counter signing cheques etc and playing a central role in the Branches future development and success.
The Branch employs a full time accounts person who looks after all the day to day finances along with our General manager, so the need for manually writing of accounts, Paye and book keeping is not required. The Branch runs a computerised system based on Sage.
The present treasurer will be continuing his involvement with the Branch as a trustee so will be on hand to ensure a seamless transition to a new person.
This is a responsible role but we believe a rewarding and exciting one, the Branch has a turn-over approaching £1.million and employs approximately 40 staff, in the animal home,a Veterinary clinic and 6 Charity shop outlets.
Please contact us in Writing, Marked Private and Confidential to; The Chair; Mrs Jan Robertshaw c/o the Bradford Rspca, Clive Precious House, Mount Street, Bradford BD3 9SW.
Or by email to Janrobertshaw@yahoo.co.uk or telephone (01274) 723063 for further details or information.
Collecting at Tesco: Thank you!
Our collection effort at Tesco stores during RSPCA week raised £477.87
towards Branch funds. A big "thank you"
to everybody who helped and everybody who contributed!
We've run out of bedding for our animals. We desperately need
blankets, sheets, old curtains, throws and large towels, please.
Having a spring clear-out?
If you're having a spring clear-out, please think of us! We have five
charity shops eager for good-quality second-hand items to sell, plus,
opening soon, the new outlet for donated furniture, Unit 5.
All our shops will be grateful for your unwanted items.
Microchipping alone is not enough
While the Westminster Government's announced measures aimed at
tackling irresponsible dog ownership are a step in the right
direction, the RSPCA is concerned that there is still much more that
needs to be done to truly tackle the tidal wave of abused and
Enrol your pet in the Very Important Pet Club by signing up for a Pets
at Home VIP card, and nominate RSPCA Bradford & District
Branch as the charity you want to help. Every time you swipe
your VIP Card in Pets at Home, you will help this Branch.
The number of homeless and abandoned cats in Bradford is at crisis
point - and our Animal Home is full to overflowing! Please watch our
video to see some of our cats, learn their stories and find out how
you can help!
We have started an Amazon wishlist that shows which type of animal food, toys etc. we are currently short of. Please use it to send practical gifts to our resident animals!
Has your cat gone missing?
We've started a new "found cats" page
where we will be posting pictures of any cats found and handed
in to the Branch. If your cat has gone missing in the Bradford area,
check here now to see
whether your pet has been handed in to us.
Help stop the cull!
A cull of badgers in England will begin imminently, unless we can
convince the Government to stop the slaughter.
The RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Humane Society
International/UK, Save Me, and a host of local campaign groups have
From the national RSPCA: We are facing a £3.2
million bill to look after all our horses! £15 could help to pay
for a month's worth of hay - www.rspca.org.uk/stablefuture
Or do you have any spare tack, rugs or other equine equipment for our
rescue horses? Please help us - www.rspca.org.uk/tack
Kennel Refurbishment: We're half-way there!
A big thank-you to all our well-wishers who have supported the
refurbishment of the Rudd Kennel, where our dogs live while waiting to
be rehomed. Your generosity has brought us half-way to our target of
But we still need more donations to reach the £20,000 mark that will
let us make all the needed improvements.
If you are visiting the Branch, please contribute whatever you
can spare to the collecting box at Reception. Alternatively, you can send
cheques made out to RSPCA Bradford and District Branch
Animal Home address. Please include a covering note
stating that your donation is for the Rudd Kennel refurbishment.
Thank you for helping create a happy, healthy environment for our
long- and short-term residents.
Do you know about fundraising?
We are looking for volunteer fundraising Co-ordinators for the
branch. If you have fundraising and organisational experience then you
could help to support our animal welfare work. Anyone interested
contact Paula Newsome at Mount Street: email@example.com.