WINNER OF THE MARINA ARNSBY AWARD presented to the branch for the most innovative re homing scheme
It is relatively common for healthy elderly dogs and cats (10 years+) to enter the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Animal Centre, often due to their owner’s ill health or death, but few prospective adopters want to take on such an animal, mainly because of the possible financial implications.
To allieviate these animal’s stress at suddenly becoming homeless and to facillitate rehoming, we have launched a Scheme to provide support and assistance to members of the public over 18 years of age wishing to home an elderly animal.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Animal Centre will reduce the cost of adoption to only £5 for these dogs and cats but will still undertake to fully vaccinate, worm, deflea, microchip and neuter (unless advised by the vet) and provide behavioural advice.
The animal will be fully checked over by our vet to ensure it is in good health at the time of adoption and will also have been assessed for temperament.
Then for a monthly payment of £5.00 per month to the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch, the adopter receives an ID card which qualifies the animal to benefit from the following at the RSPCA Halifax , Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch clinic.
A Booster vaccination and health check once a year
Routine worming tablets and flea treatment
Access to our Animal Centre vet during routine clinic times at £5.00 per consultation
All current and future medication will be offered at a discounted price
Prescription diets and senior food will be offered at a discounted price
Euthanasia at RSPCA Animal Centre
24 hour emergency phone incase the adopter has a personal emergency
Emergency cover if an owner is hospitalized i.e temporary 2 week foster care, dog walking and help with shopping for dog/cat food
Discount cremation service IF REQUIRED
Discount grooming from
Transport to our Clinic where necessary
Grants for emergency treatment/elective surgery dependant on the buoyancy of the Scheme
Many local vets are participating in the Scheme and will allow members a discount in the region of 15-20%. This applies only to elective surgery and the emergency treatment of accidents, sudden illness, injury, hospitalization and emergency euthanasia.
In the event of the Scheme member becoming ill or hospitalised, a 24 hour telephone number is available. Arrangements will be immediately made to collect the animal and place it into temporary foster care.
Should the adopter at any time become unable to look after the animal, we will then arrange for it to be returned to us and to be rehomed again via the Scheme.
Many older animals require regular treatments and medicines if you have an older animal and are not a member of the scheme you can obtain many low cost pet health medicines for conditions such as arthrits, stress and dental care products from our Vet Shop