Our current animal home opened on 10 October 1981. Each year animals are admitted to the animal home to be rehomed these include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, birds, ferrets and wildlife.
These animals come to us for a variety of reasons. Some have been cruelly treated, others abandonned or neglected and some can no longer be cared for by their owners. We work very closly with the local inspectorate to ensure that these animals are safe and cared for and eventually find the loving home that they deserve.
All of these animals require veterinary treatment before being rehomed.
The RSPCA Halifax and District Branch is a separate charity within the national body and are entirely self-funding. Each year the Branch has to raise a considerable amount of money to keep the Animal Home operating. The branch is entirely dependant on the good will and generosity of the local community. We raise funds through our charity shops, fundraising events, donations and legacies.
The Branch is run by a voluntary Committee who are the Trustees and who oversee the running of the Animal Home as well as organising fundraising events. New ideas and suggestions from the public are always welcome.
The Halifax & District branch has a non destruction policy , this means that no animal is put to sleep unless the Vets feel they are too ill to recover or, very occasionally, when an animal has a serious behavioural problem which prevents it from being rehomed.
Our kennels are not open for general viewing. This is to reduce kennel stress and to give all our dogs the maximum chance of re homing. Many dogs do not show themselves very well in the kennel environment and can be sadly overlooked. We also believe that potential owners should be allowed to spend some quality time with their chosen dogs before reserving. We will show you photographs of our dogs that are available for adoption and then let you view suitable dogs in a private room.