How to Help Us

Because we receive no funding from the Government, Council, Lottery, etc we rely entirely on the support of the public (and businesses). We currently spend over £1,000 a week helping animals, and would like to do more. There are lots of ways you can help us help them.

Give an animal a home

You can adopt an animal from us to give him/her the loving new home they deserve. Some animals, typically those who are old and/or need ongoing medication, are fostered; they live with you but we pay for agreed items such as treatment of pre-existing conditions. Please click here to see the animals currently with us.

If you aren't able to have an animal yourself, you can sponsor one of our fostered animals to help pay for his/her care. Please click here to see the animals we currently have available for sponsorship.

Help us financially

You can make a donation online with the button on the left, you can make a donation in cash or by cheque/credit card at our shop, or you can post a cheque to the shop. Please click here for the address. Please make cheques out to the RSPCA Herefordshire Branch.

You can also make a donation by text: text RSHE00 £2/£5/£10 - eg RSHE00 £5 - to 70070. We get the full amount of your donation and it works for all phone networks.

You can give at no cost to yourself when you buy online, via Just visit this site first then click through to a retailer’s site (Amazon, M&S, Tesco, etc, etc) and shop as normal, at normal prices.  The retailer makes a donation to the Branch for every purchase.  It’s possible to add Gift Aid too (an extra 25p in the £ back from the government, again at no cost to you). If you’d like to know more, please click here.

If you use eBay for buying or selling you can help the Branch:
When selling on eBay, you can choose to donate between 10% and 100% of each item's sale price to us. eBay gives a pro-rated fee credit to sellers who make a donation from an eBay for Charity listing.
When buying on eBay, you can make a small donation to us at the checkout if you pay with PayPal.
You can choose us as your favourite eBay charity by selecting us from the "Donation account" section of your eBay account settings.

If you would like to hold a fundraising event of some kind, eg a sponsored walk, for us or collect for us in some other way, you can set up your own page for people to use to give money here.

You can help the animals in our care by buying them something from our Amazon wishlist. You can buy from this list via easyfundraising too, to make your gift even more valuable!

If you buy from the RSPCA Online Shop by clicking on the button below, all profit comes to the Branch.

Unfortunately, we aren't able to use direct debits because the costs are so high they could outweigh the donation, but you can set up a standing order to make regular donations. Please contact us for details.

You can leave us a legacy. If you wish the money to be given to the Branch, please say so explicitly in your will and mention our Charity Number: 223364.

If you join the RSPCA nationally, you can say you wish to be affiliated with this Branch and we then receive a proportion of your subscription. Please click here for more information.

We always welcome suitable goods for sale in our shop. Please click here for more details.

You can donate food and treats for the animals in our care, via our shop. Please note that usually we most need kitten and rabbit food and dog treats.

We are grateful for all the help we get. Sometimes we receive anonymous donations and we obviously can't thank people personally in these circumstances, or the many people who put money in collecting boxes in shops, etc. However, we can say Thank You here.


The Branch depends almost entirely on volunteers for all the work it does to help animals. There are lots of different opportunities for you to use your enthusiasm, skills and experience, including:

  • helping in our shop
  • undertaking your own fundraising activities
  • taking part in our collections at supermarkets, etc
  • making visits to prospective new owners to ensure animals get the right new home
  • being part of the committee that runs and manages the Branch
  • transporting animals to/from vets
  • helping with the maintenance of our shop

Please note that we do not run an animal home ourselves and do not have any office premises, so the opportunities for employment or work experience are very limited.

Please contact us for more information or download an application form here (right click on the link to download the form).

In return, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping animals that through no fault of their own need our support and assistance.

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