To report stray or injured animals, or cases of cruelty, please ring the National
24 hr Cruelty and Advice Line: 0300 1234 999
The Isle of Wight Branch of the RSPCA has many animals in its care differing in breed,
age and background. We aim to carefully match each animal to the right owner based
on you, your family, your lifestyle and circumstances.
It takes time to find the right home for the animals in our care. Different animals
suit different homes depending on size, breed, temperament & behaviour. Our experienced
staff are on hand to share their knowledge of each animal with you. It is very important
to us that our temporary lodgers go out from our Centre and are then able to enjoy
a “forever” home.
Please take time to choose your new pet - read and listen to the information provided
by staff that deal with the animals daily. We ask that you do this so we can ensure
you’re matched with the most suitable companion for you. Staff will be pleased to
chat with you and guide you through the adoption process.
Remember we would like our animals to have a home for life, so please do not feel
offended if we feel that the animal you have selected may not be quite the one for
you & your lifestyle. Our re-homing centre is always busy so we are confident that
we would be able to make a more suitable match quite quickly.
When adopting from us we will need to ask questions about your planned daily routine
for the animal, your personal circumstances, including your ability to meet routine
and emergency Vet bills, which will become solely your responsibility following adoption.
In the best interest of the animal we reserve the right to refuse an adoption
You must also remember to give your new pet the Five Freedoms:
* A PROPER DIET INCLUDING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AT ALL TIMES
* SOMEWHERE SUITABLE TO LIVE
* ANY NEED TO BE HOUSED WITH, OR APART FROM, OTHER ANIMALS
* ALLOWING ANIMALS TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOR
* PROTECTION FROM PAIN, SUFFERING, INJURY AND DISEASE
Once you have selected your new pet we can then reserve it for you and arrange for
a home check visit to be carried out - don't worry the visit is only to ensure that
you can provide your future pet with all their needs.
Whilst you are waiting for your home check to take place, which can take up to 14
days at busy times, you are free to visit the centre as many times as you like to
get to know your new pet. Following a satisfactory home visit you are then free to
come along to the centre, and after completing the adoption papers and paying any
adoption fees you can take your new companion home with you.
For further advice on animal or pet care please visit: