Your local RSPCA
Harmsworth Memorial Animal Hospital
*Please note that the hospital is currently not accepting new client/ new
animal registrations. *
*The RSPCA is a charity specialising in the rescue and rehabilitation of
cruelly treated and abused animals which have been rescued by our
Inspectors. All our work is funded by charitable donations.*
*Our Animal Hospital primarily supports the work of our Inspectors, but we
also provide a service for some owned pets based on specific benefit and
income criteria. The level of demand for our services overall has meant
that, reluctantly, we have had no choice but to close our books to new
clients until further notice. *
*I appreciate that this may be frustrating, but we do have to ensure the
workload is at a safe level for both staff and animals. This decision has
not been taken lightly, however it is very important we use our charitably
donated funds to support the work of our Inspectorate and for the animals
most in need, and we work within the charitable objectives set for us.*
*All charities have rules about what benefits and clients they can accept
and what areas of London they cover, so please check with them before going
to another charity.*
*This situation is under constant review and we will open our books to new
registrations as soon as we are able. *
*Thank you for your understanding.*
The RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital is a busy veterinary hospital located in Finsbury Park in London.
Over the last 50 years we have provided veterinary services for hundreds of thousands of animals in need.
Caring for Animals Most in Need:
Many of the animals we care for have been rescued by RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Collection Officers from situations where they are suffering from cruelty and neglect, or when they are seriously injured and have no owner to care for them.
Our dedicated team ensure that these poorly animals are provided with the care they need; from repairing broken bones and treating wounds to running blood tests and performing life saving surgeries.
In the case of stray and unowned animals once we are happy they are in good health they will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and then rehomed through our network of animal centres. Please note we do not rehome directly from the hospital.
In addition to our main role as veterinary providers for our Inspectorate we also provide a limited, reduced cost, subsidised service for clients from our local community who meet certain requirements.
Our eligibility criteria require that the owner be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
-Income Support (IS)
-Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
-Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
-Pension Credit (NOT state pension)
-Universal Credit: (only the parts related to IC, JSA, ESA- not Working Tax Credit, Child tax Credit or any other components). Must be receiving a Standard Allowance.
All clients, old or new, have to show proof of benefits, proof of address and photo ID every time they attend the hospital to ensure ongoing eligibility.
For Universal Credit proof of benefit is classed as the 'payments' page on the universal credit log-in or a recent (last 1-2 months) bank statement with the UC payment showing.
We will register a maximum of two animals from each household and only cover the following postcodes:
N1, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N15, N16, N17, N19, NW1 & 5, W9 & 10.
We are open between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
You must phone ahead and make an appointment by calling us on the number on our Contact Us page.
Except in the case of genuine emergencies if you turn up without an appointment you are likely to have a long wait, or be rebooked for an appointment on another day.
To see our full terms and conditions for our clients work please see under the latest tab for the most up to date version.
We offer an emergency service for eligible clients at other times, which is for genuine emergencies only- you should call in advance. There are additional fees for this service. These fees are higher between 10pm-8am.
Find out more:
Please follow our Facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/rspcaharmsworth/ Here you can find out more about the animals we help and information and updates on our services.