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Ways to help RSPCA Stourbridge & District Branch

Fostering

RSPCA rehoming unwanted petsThis is one of the most fundamental parts of the branch work. Without fosterers, there would be no way to take in any animals, as we don't have a centre, kennel or cattery. Fostering is very difficult to outline, as it very much depends on the individual circumstances.

People who want to foster dogs and cats really need to be home for part of the day. This is only fair to the animals. You need to have had experience of the animal you will be caring for and have suitable accommodation. Usually fosterers do not live in rented accommodation, but we can work round that with permission of your landlord. If you want to foster, our fostering co-ordinator will visit you, and have a chat to see if fostering will suit you and your lifestyle.

If successful, you will then be able to start accepting animals into care. Animals are given a pre-homing assessment by the fosterer to enable us to most suitably home the animal. Whilst in your care, animals will always need a trip to the vets. All animals leaving our care are microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. This may be something to consider before you apply, as you will need transport to get to the vets. If you foster an animal, you must accept that potential adopters will want to visit your house to see the animal. This will only happen after they have been home visited for your protection, and a member of the branch can be present to supervise, so you don't have to be alone. This is usually a pleasurable experience as it is very rewarding to see an animal get a new owner.

The branch supplies all you will need such as food, cat litter etc. We also pay petrol costs if you need to take an animal to the vet, you just keep a record of your mileage if you want to claim it back. Fostering for the RSPCA shouldn't cost you a penny. We don't just need people to foster cats and dogs, we need other animals fostering too such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

Fostering is a highly rewarding thing to do. By adopting you can help 1 animal in need, by fostering you can help 10 times more in a year. If you think you can help with animal fostering please contact the branch.

Fundraising

RSPCA Stourbridge FundraisersWe need fundraisers to keep our branch alive and working.  As we receive no government funding or grants, we must raise all the money we intend to spend on animal welfare in Stourbridge ourselves.  There are several ways you can help us.

  • You can hold events such as coffee mornings or jumble sales. 
  • You can get involved in our organised events.
  • You could do a sponsored event to raise funds. 
  • You could create a standing order to branch and give monthly financial support.
  • You could leave a legacy to the branch (must be to the Stourbridge and District RSPCA Branch
    rather than RSPCA or the finances would go to headquarters funds).
  • You can donate part or all of your ebay sales to the RSPCA Stourbridge branch.

Stourbridge and District RSPCA are looking for a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator to join their busy team, if you think this could be you then find out more here...

Donations

Like any charity one of our main priorities is raising money to keep our activities going. One of the main problems we face is that people think because we are the RSPCA, we have 'millions' of pounds. We are a local branch, and as such, we are a separate charity to the National RSPCA.

We certainly do not have 'millions' stashed away! All the money we spend on Stourbridge animals must be raised by us in Stourbridge.

A donation can help us to rescue & rehome more animals. Learn more about how we would use your kind donation.


Financial Donations.

There are several ways you can donate to our branch. You can use the PayPal Donate button on this page and various other pages on our site, alternatively if you would like to send a cheque, set up a standing order to our account, or if a cash donation is best for you please call our branch treasurer on 01384 394255 who will be able to advise on how to go about making your donation.

Donate Pet Food

We are always grateful to receive good quality pet food to feed our animals in care. Donations of pet food release funds to be used else where within the branch. We mostly need cat, rabbit and guinea pig food. Whiskas pouches are always able to be used!

Buy gifts and pet products online at the RSPCA Shop

Donate Supplies from our Amazon Wishlist

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