Welcome to the website of the RSPCA Herefordshire Branch

We work in Hereford and throughout the county to further the same animal welfare aims as the national organisation, (Please note: we are not in a similarly named county just north of London!).
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Click here to download a leaflet about the Branch and what we do.

Ted and Jenny are two of the longest serving and most committed trustees of RSPCA Herefordshire Branch. They have a combined service of more than 30 years between them, and various trustee roles under their belt, including those of Treasurer, Branch Secretary and Chairman. Also, along the way, they have adopted animals from the branch; see the picture of their beloved Beaver in the background. They have decided that the time is right for them to step down from committee work for the RSPCA and enjoy a well-earned retirement. All of us at Hereford Branch thank them for their efforts and wish them both the very best with lots of happy holidays. What follows now is the task of filling their shoes. We will have vacancies in the near future for both Treasurer and Branch Secretary. Ted and Jenny have both agreed to help their successors, so, if you have some time to spare on your hands and a passion for animals, and would like to find out more about these roles, or any other vacancies we have, please get in touch.

We benefitted by more than £1,640 from the Co-op Local Community Fund, so on behalf of the animals we help, many thanks to the Co-op and all the customers who chose us as their local cause.

Want to buy something for your pet, or as a gift, and help us as well?  If you go to the RSPCA Online Shop by clicking on this button, you will find a fabulous selection of items and ALL PROFIT comes to us in the Branch to help local animals.




If you are interested in adopting or fostering a pet, please click here.
  If you are interested in helping us by volunteering, donating, sponsoring an animal, etc, please click here.

The Branch is run entirely by volunteers and its main role is finding new homes for domestic pets, especially those rescued by RSPCA Inspectors and other field staff. We also help people with vets' bills.

In 2016, we re-homed 42 dogs, 82 cats and 44 other animals, mainly rabbits and birds. We ran a neutering scheme that helped over 100 animals. In addition, we helped with treatment costs for almost 40 cats, dogs and rabbits owned by the public.

Running the Branch costs about £85,000 every year (£1,600 each week) and we rely entirely on donations and legacies for this. We also depend heavily on volunteer effort.  

The RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Welfare Officers are part of the national organisation, not our Branch, but they are active in Herefordshire too. In a typical recent year, they responded to over 1,500 calls in Herefordshire, involving almost 3,000 animals.

Over 500 of the calls were complaints about suspected ill treatment or suffering of nearly 1,600 animals, including over 500 dogs, almost 500 farm animals, almost 200 cats and over 150 horses. The other calls were about animals who were lost, injured or needed to be rescued. Most of these were wildlife, but also included cats, dogs, farm animals, etc.


To find out more about us, please use the menu on the left.

To find out more about the RSPCA , please visit the national site.



Featured Pet

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Please help find Tish her forever home. Poor Tish has been kept in a pen for a considerable length of time, so she is desperate to be able to get out there and explore the outdoors again. Now she has found her way into our care we are hoping someone will offer her an escape route very soon. She is vocal and friendly to people, and really does deserve a chance to to be happy and free again. If you think you could open your home and heart to her, please get in touch!

Latest Branch News

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Read our 2017 newsletter to find out what the Branch has been up to!

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