Wirral & Chester Branch

Your local RSPCA

RSPCA Wirral & Chester Branch

is a separate charity and relies on public support to help us continue the vital work we do in the Wirral, Chester and Ellesmere Port areas. 

In light of the current developments with COVID19 we are changing the way we operate with immediate effect. During this difficult time, animals continue to need us and we intend to be there for them.
However, we will change the way we operate for the time being to help keep everyone safe as much as we reasonably can, whilst still helping the animals who need us.
We will be operating on an appointment only basis and limit the amount of visitors to 3 at any one time.

DO – PLEASE continue bringing donations – leave them by the gate and we will monitor frequently. We still have almost 100 animals in our care.
DO- visit our website/facebook – we are still looking to rehome animals so will advertise all our animals on both our website and on our facebook page.
DO – Call us to make an appointment to view a particular animal you are interesting in adopting. Leave a message we will call you back.
DO – help keep our staff safe (we need them to care for the animals) remember social distancing of 2 metres, wash your hands upon entering the Animal Centre - before approaching reception.
DO – Call us if you need advice – leave a message we will call you back.

DON’T – Visit the Centre to view the animals.

DON’T – Visit the Centre if you need advice, call instead.

DON’T - Visit the Centre if you have any symptoms.

Thank you all for your support at this difficult time and stay safe.

Chester Charity Shop will be closed until further notice.  Please do not leave dontations/bags outside the shop as these will not be taken in and will cause a trip and health hazard for others.

We hope to re-open as soon as is practically possible and hope that you will continue to support our work in the future, but have to prioritise the health and welfare of our vulnerable volunteers at this difficult time.


Our phone lines have been very busy, click here to send us a general enquiry.


We have to give priority to the Inspectors as well as any sick/injured and unowned cats and we normally have around 150 cats on site at any one time. We have a no destruct policy so any animal with us will remain in our care until a suitable home can be found.

We are happy to say we have re-opened our kennels on a small basis to cater for 7 dogs. We can only accept dogs from the Inspectors that have suffered cruelty or neglect and by only having a small facility it means we can spend vital time rehabilitating them in readiness for their new homes.

We have refurbished our main reception to enable us to open a charity shop, which is helping to provide further support to the Animal Centre.

We would like to thank all our supporters for helping us to achieve this, which makes such a difference to the animals in our community..