Local RSPCA in crisis

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Local RSPCA in crisis

The Northamptonshire branch of the RSPCA says it`s at crisis point.

The charity says it`s struggling to cope with the number of animals being taken into its care across the county.

The branch is now at breaking point as it struggles with higher than expected numbers  which results in increasing vet bills, boarding costs and food bills.

Branch manager Jacqui Kelly has told Connect FM: “We are struggling at the moment  we have so many more animals in our care than normal and we are aware of more due to come into our care with urgent welfare concerns and we just don t have the funding or the space for them.

“We desperately need to find new homes for those animals currently in our care, some of which have been with us for over two years. We can then free up space to take in new animals who have been subjected to horrible neglect and abuse. It is a constant spiral and we hope the public can help us. We are a small branch with limited facilities and we really are struggling, our costs are increasing every day and we need help.

“All the dogs, cats and rabbits in our care are fully vaccinated, microchipped, neutered, treated for fleas and worms and some have received extensive veterinary treatment as well.”

The branch has two re-homing events coming up, where the public can meet animals which need homes.

A dog re-homing day is on Saturday 7 November at House of Canine, Creaton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9BW from 11am until 2pm.

A cat re-homing day is on Sunday 29 November at the Animal Medical Centre, 1 The Drive, Kingsley, NN1 4RY from 12pm to 3pm.


Among the dogs looking for new homes at the branch is Trixie, pictured left, a three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was signed over to the RSPCA as she was simply not wanted anymore.

Jacqui said:  She is a fantastic example of the breed and would make a very loyal companion in the right home and environment.





One of the cats looking for a home is Smudge, pictured right, who came into the RSPCA s care at the age of three. Two years later, he is still in the branch s care waiting to find his forever home.

Jacqui said:  He is an independent cat who enjoys his time outside, but also likes the creature comforts of a home environment.

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