RSPCA Herefordshire - How to Adopt
Thank you for your interest in animals waiting for new homes.
If you wish to adopt, please send us a completed application form as soon as possible by email, as we do operate a first-come, first-served system for successful applications. Because we do not operate a full-time office, animals are often reserved by the time we can pick up telephone requests to adopt animals. See below for application forms.
We ask for a fee for adopted animals towards the costs of accommodation, food, vet fees, etc. The current fees are:
- Dog/puppy: £100
- Cat/kitten: £50
- Rabbit: £40, or £70 a pair
- Guinea pig: £30, or £50 a pair
- Ferret: £40
These may vary on a case-by-case basis, especially for older animals.
All of our animals are vaccinated, neutered, treated for parasites and micro-chipped where appropriate. If they are too young to be neutered, the adopter must undertake to get this done at Branch expense when they are old enough.
Before any animal can be adopted, a member of the Branch will visit to ensure that the environment is suitable for the animal and that the family realise the commitment required, as an animal may have been badly treated and need patience.