West Hatch Animal Centre
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The RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre occupies part of a 23-acre site that also has a Wildlife Centre.

Our Centre nestles in beautiful and quiet countryside at West Hatch, east of the county town of Taunton in Somerset. The Centre is within easy reach of the M5 at junction 25.

The Centre was originally opened in 1963, beginning with the rescue of unwanted companion animals. With the dedication of the late John Hughes, the Centre expanded to also become one of the region's leading wildlife rehabilitation facilities, culminating with the opening of the Wildlife Hospital in 1993. In 1997 the Domestic Animal Centre was rebuilt, giving us the fantastic facilities we have today.

The Centre has 42 kennels, 40 cat pens and a small animal block that can house a variety of animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ferrets and much more.

Covid-19 restrictions - viewing of animals is by appointment only once we have reserved a specific animal for you. All of our available animals can be viewed online through "Find a Pet"


We continue to wear face coverings, and kindly ask that all visitors do the same. 

If you wish to contact us please email whdomcen@rspca.org.uk and we will make contact as soon as possible. Emails are checked and responded to throughout the day 9-5pm.


We can also be contacted on 0300 123 0747

11.30am - 1pm and 2pm -4pm


If you need to report cruelty or an animal in distress call us on 0300 1234 999



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