Stafford, Wolverhampton & District Branch
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What to do if you need to rehome your animal

What to do if you need to rehome your animal

We know that for lots of reasons pets need to be rehomed, and it’s never an easy decision to make.Here is some advice:

  •  We cannot take your animal in – we only take the animals most in need that come via the RSPCA inspectors. We never take animals from members of the public. However we can sometimes advertise an animal to our supporters - give us a call to discuss this option.

  • Don’t leave it to the last minute. We get lots of calls from people who are moving into a pet free house the next day. No charity or rescue can magically make a place appear for your pet. Most have waiting lists that can be months long, and they ask you to pay them for the space. It’s not the easy option!

  • Try rehoming your pet yourself. Talk to your friends and family and neighbours, pay for an advertisement in your local paper, this is usually a lot quicker than waiting for a rescue space. Always charge something for your pet. Free to good home pets are targets for people wanting animals for the wrong reasons (i.e. bait animals for dog fighting). Please don’t use sites like Gumtree.

  • Be honest – if your animal has an ongoing medical condition that needs treatment tell people in the advert, it will discourage time wasters and will prevent your animal suffering if the new owner doesn’t know.

  • Lastly do not just abandon your animal – they did not ask to live with you and do not deserve to be dumped. It is an offence to do so.

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