How You can help us
MAY 2020 - we are currently unable to receive any bedding or blankets at this time, we respectfully ask that you do not leave these items at our animal centre as we will have to deposit these into our waste bins and we will be charged for their removal. This also applies to charity shop donations, we are currently unable to accept any household items at this time.
Adopt an Animal - check out our 'Find a Pet' page for more information, to search for available companion animals and to find out more about temporary rehoming measures.
Donate Money - with your donation we are able to direct your gift to the most critical animal need on any given day, be it veterinary care, medical treatment, enrichment programs for an animal that requires rehabilitation. Please do not underestimate the power of your financial gift however small or large.
It costs over £1700 per day to run our animal centre which can care for over 250 animals at any one time. As well as the income generated from our shops, we rely entirely on donations from the public to enable us to provide the care that the animals need.
You can make a one off donation by using the big red "Donate Now" button on the right of this screen, send a donation direct to our animal centre or set up a regular donation through your bank.
You can give by texting RSPCAIOW to 70470 with any amount of your choice and to learn more about the work we do. If you wish to opt out of learning more about us in the future text RSPCAIOWNOINFO to 70470 with any amount of your choice.
Can you spare your change, please consider a text to our donation bucket campaign, more details on our 'How you can Help' page.
Leaving a Gift in Your Will
If, like us, you believe that cruelty to animals should never be tolerated, then a gift in your Will means you can always be there, for animals that are lost, stranded and scared.
Please visit this page for more information
A legacy or bequest will provide crucial funds and we could not continue our critical work without this generous support. If you wish to make a bequest to support animals in need then you can do this by making a specific codicil in your will. Please note that we would respectfully suggest that the following form of words should be used to ensure that your generous gift is directed as you intented.
I give the sum of £...... (or specify a share or residue) to the RSPCA Isle of Wight Branch registered charity number 205311, Bohemia Corner, Godshill, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NA, for it's general purposes and I declare that the receipt of a proper officer of the said RSPCA branch shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.
Telling us about your plans can help us be there for animals that need us.
Whether we're laying the groundwork for a new animal hospital or rescuing a kitten that's suffering neglect, it's vital that we're able to plan ahead effectively.
So its incredibly valuable to us to know your intentions when it comes to leaving a gift in your Will. It also means we'll be able to keep you up to date with the work we are doing to help save animals from cruelty and neglect, and to thank you properly for your generosity.
Of course, you may wish to keep your decision private. But if you would like to share it with us, just fill out this simple form to let us know that you plan to support us in this wonderful way. You can also contact us on 0300 123 0239
Animal Food Donations
We are always in need of donations in our animal centre.
We generously receive animal food and you can help us when you shop at a number of food drop off locations around the island. Currently Asda Newport, Jolley's Newport and Morrison's Lake have a food donation bin in store. We can only take sealed bags and cans/pooches of unopened food donations at this time. We have a year round need of cat food both wet and dry and small animal food for rabbits and guinea pigs is always needed.
Do you shop online?
If so please consider shopping through Amazon Smile, it functions exactly the same way as regular Amazon and all the regular choices are still available however you are able to select your charity of choice and Amazon will do the rest. For every purchase on Amazon Smile you make, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice. You can shop content that your purchase directly helps animals in our care.
Please note as a result of COVID-19 we are unable to receive any bedding/blanket donations at our animal centre or shops.
We usually rely on towels and sheets for use in our animal centre and we will advise you when we are able to start accepting these items again. Please note we cannot accept pillows, duvets or garden/chair cushions at anytime for the animals. We are only able to accept items which we can launder in our washing machine.
Charity Shop Donations
Please note as a result of COVID-19 we are unable to receive any clothing or household donations at our animal centre or shops including Bric-a-Brac.
In the future we will be grateful of your recycling which will enable us to upcycle it for sale in our charity shops.
Please see our Volunteer page for more details.
We are always looking for help with our fundraising activities. Do you have any new idea's? Are you able to organise any fundraising events? contact us for more information.