About Southridge

RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre is a unique animal rescue and re-homing centre that has an air of peace and tranquillity about it. Here, all our dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and other animals are treated with the respect, tenderness and love they deserve. A place where finally they can learn to trust again, a place where their physical and mental needs are met.

Southridge has the facilities to rescue many different species of animals. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, hamsters, mice, gerbils, degus, chinchillas, aviary birds, poultry and livestock are just some of the creatures who pass through our doors each year. At any one time the centre cares for over 250 animals, so you can imagine the amount of time, effort and expense involved.

We have 18 full-time staff to complete our daily workload and it costs the RSPCA nearly £750,000 a year £1,900 a day to run Southridge. The RSPCA receives no government funding and Southridge runs on money kindly donated by members of the public. If you’d like to help us by making a donation - no matter how large or small - please click the donate button on this page.

Southridge is not a sanctuary, it is a re-homing centre. Our aim is to place every animal who walks or is carried through our doors into new responsible, kind and caring homes. This rehoming process may take only a few days or it can take many months. The timescale involved depends entirely on two things, firstly the animal and the amount of rehabilitation it needs and secondly its "appeal factor".

Young pedigree, pretty and problem free animals always find homes very quickly; it's the older, plainer animals and those with emotional baggage or ongoing veterinary conditions which take longer to rehome.

We receive magnificent support from the public who visit our centre and offer homes to our animals, but we are always desperate for more. If you have room in your heart and your home for one of our pets please visit us to see who is waiting.