May 18, 2020

18/05/20 Adoption and Fostering Update

Under the most current guidelines from HM Government our shops and animal centre remain closed to public access.

A lot of the animals currently in our care (including ALL dogs) are either receiving veterinary treatment or going through some form of rehabilitation and cannot be rehomed at the present time: 


Currently, we DO NOT have any cats or kittens that are suitable for adoption or fostering.


For clinical reasons, we are unable to carry out any dog or puppy adoptions currently. 

When the opportunity arises, cat/kitten adoptions will be considered on a case by case basis and will look to complete adoptions under the guidelines issued by DEFRA and the National RSPCA.

All adoptions are conducted in a revised process that keeps our staff, potential adopter, and animals safe and details of this process will be sent to potential adopters ahead of any adoption.

Rest assured that we share your love of animals and do not wish for any animal to be with us a moment longer than needed and want all animals to find their forever home.

All animals in our care are well looked after, fed, warm, loved, exercised, stimulated, and given as many tickles as they can handle. Despite being on skeleton staff, the animals are our number one priority and we ensure that due to the circumstances of stay, we have significantly extended the length of exercise, stimulation and play to cater for mental health and well-being, above and beyond statutory guidelines.

We are unable to provide running updates on any animals in our care and should any animals become available for adoption we will post these on our social media channel and list the animals available on the National RSPCA Find a Pet website:

Please take a moment to search this website as other branches locally may have animals for adoption searching for their forever home as well.

Can we take this time to continue to thank you all for your financial support via our JustGiving appeal page (

Thank you to those that have donated via the post, we will send letters of thanks as soon as possible.

Finally, thank you for answering our calls for the donation of cat, kitten, dog and puppy food, poo bags and other goods.

We also thank those that have donated treats for our centre staff, it is lovely to be thought of and chocolate certainly seems to help with lockdown.

Keep safe and thank you.

Vincent Sherard-Bornshin

Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA Bury, Oldham & District

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