General Advice

IMPORTANT - Please do not call or email local RSPCA branches to report acts of cruelty, neglect or sick & injured animals. In these circumstances please call the dedicated RSPCA national contact centre on: 0300 1234 999. If the line is busy when you call, please try again as the team are available 24 hours per day and will answer your call as soon as they can. The team will be able to take the details from you and assess the case whilst you are on the phone. You can also view further information regarding these cases here.

 

If Your Pet Goes Missing...

  • Ring all local vets – not just your own
  • If your pet has a microchip – ring the microchip company
  • Put up posters all around your local area
  • Ask neighbours to check out buildings and sheds etc.
  • Consider advertising your missing pet on ‘pets located’ here

 

If You Find A Stray Dog...

By law, all stray dogs - even if they are sick or injured must be dealt with by your local dog warden service. Please use the numbers below:

Craven District: 01756 700600

Bradford & Keighley District: 01274 433927

 

If you find A Stray Cat...

You can find further RSPCA advice regarding stray cats here

 

If You Find An Injured or Sick Animal...

Local branches are unable to deal with sick or injured animals. Please call the dedicated RSPCA national helpline on 0300 1234 999 for further advice. If the animal is a wild bird or mammal smaller than the size of a rabbit, the quickest way to get help is to contact a local vet or rehabilitation centre as they will not usually charge for treating wildlife. If the animal is larger than a rabbit please call the number above for assistance.

 

If You Need to Report Animal Cruelty or Neglect...

Please contact the RSPCA national 24 hour helpline on 0300 1234 999. You can also view further information regarding these cases here.

 

Advice on Feral Cats...

We get many enquiries about feral cats but unfortunately we do not have the resources to deal with these. We do however work with people and other organisations who need to re-release them once neutered. If you have outbuildings and land or a farm and would be willing to take one or more HEALTHY, NEUTERED Feral or semi feral cats please contact the branch. If you find a sick or injured feral cat please contact the National Contact Centre on 0300 1234 999 for advice.

 

Animal Treatment & Further Help...

The nearest PDSA hospital within our area is located at Bradford, West Yorkshire. The phone number is: 01274 740070. Further information regarding PDSA services can be found here

 

Help With Treatment Costs...

We receive many requests to help fund owners vet bills. Our branch is operated on a charity basis and sadly we cannot help with large vet bills. We may be able to issue a one-time only welfare voucher to cover the cost of a consultation. Please email us here for more information. We strongly advise all pet owners to take out their own pet insurance policy, you can find further details by searching online.

 

General Animal Advice...

You can visit the RSPCA 'All about Animals' page for advice and tips on caring for a range of animals. Visit the page here

 

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