Advice and guidance on a range of issues regarding animal welfare and keeping pets.

Microchipping advice

Microchipping is available for cats and dogs within our opening hours. Thousands of pets are lost every year and many are never reunited with their owners. The best way to make sure you find a missing pet is to have it microchipped.

Neutering advice

It's a mistake to leave your dog or cat unneutered as there are already thousands of unwanted animals in RSPCA and other charity-run animal centres in the UK. Neutering is a quick, painless and simple procedure. Contact your veterinary surgeon to find out the cost and to arrange an appointment.

Missing cats

If your cat goes missing you should register their details on the Pets Located website. Read our advice to find out what else you can do, and which other organisations you can contact.

Stray dogs

If you find a stray dog that does not have a collar with an ID tag, then you can take it to a local vet who will scan the dog to check for a microchip. If the animal is not microchipped, then you will need to contact the local council who will arrange for the a dog warden to collect the dog from you.

Dog training and behavioural work

Advice and guidance about dog and puppy training, plus contact details of local trainers including our resident dog training and behavioural consultant, June Williams.

The national RSPCA provides animal-related help and advice on its website, as well as producing a range of leaflets, reports, magazines, books and posters.