Your local RSPCA
Crewe, Nantwich & District Branch
What we do
Our main focus is caring for homeless dogs, cats and rabbits until we can find them loving, new homes.
We are NOT equipped to deal with concerns regarding cruelty or queries about wildlife care. For these, please contact the national helpline on 0300 1234 999.
Helping local animals in need
- We are a small rehoming charity, independently registered from the national RSPCA - although we operate under their guidelines and policies.
- Our homeless dogs, cats and rabbits come to us via the nationally operated RSPCA Inspectors and from the public. We do not have an animal centre - we rely on fosterers and private boarding, which means space and resources are limited, but we do our best, and we have rehomed hundreds of animals.
- We are all volunteers. We rehabilite the animals that come to us, and fundraise the monies we need for their care, until they find their new homes.
- We raise our own funding for the animal welfare work that we do in our local area, which includes helping low-income owners with help towards vet and neutering fees. We are on a constant drive to raise funds so that we can help as many animals as possible. We are grateful for any donation large or small. Donate online by card or PayPal or text a one-off donation by texting ILOVEPAWS followed by a number of pounds between 1 and 20, to 70085 (e.g. ilovepaws 5 will donate £5 ). You will be charged for a standard text message according to your provider's rates.
- Join our online community by visiting our Facebook page. We are also on Twitter and on Instagram.
- Find out more about the different ways you can help.
Adopting an animal from us
All our animals are neutered, microchipped, de-fleed, wormed and vaccinated before rehoming - the adoption fee provides a small contribution towards these costs:
Adoption fees: Dog - £185 Puppy - £155 Cat - £75 Kitten - £85 Rabbit - £45
We always try to find the best match when rehoming our animals so please understand that, occasionally, we may have to say no.
Our rehoming process is outlined below:
- If you are interested in one of our animals, please read their profile carefully and ensure that you meet the animal's requirements BEFORE you apply.
- To apply to adopt, use the contact information given on the animal's profile. Please note that we are all volunteers and not always able to immediately respond to applications. It would speed things up if you completed an online application form, rather than phone, as the form will provide us with the essential information we need.
- If you meet the requirements of the animal and your application is selected, a member of the rehoming team will call you to discuss your application and ask for any further information needed. Please note that we may not be in a position to contact unsuccessful applicants. If you are not contacted within 2 weeks from when you submitted your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
- If all goes well with our discussion, we’ll arrange an appointment for you (and any other relevant members of your household) to meet your chosen animal. Some animals, in particular our dogs, may need more than one meeting with you.
- If introductions are successful, we will carry out a home visit. This will ensure that the home environment is suitable for your new pet and also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions about their care and requirements.
- Once everything has been checked, arrangements will be made for you to adopt your new pet.
- You will receive a follow-up email or call from the rehoming team after the adoption to find out how your new pet has settled in. We are happy to continue to offer support and advice where needed and we are always pleased to receive updates.
Where possible, we try to rehome our animals amongst our local community, which covers the wider area around Crewe and Nantwich. This allows us to support new owners as required. We do rehome further afield, but this decision is made on a case-by-case basis.