The Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone branch of the RSPCA is a small branch of dedicated volunteers operating entirely on the good will of donations and fund raising efforts to help the animals of Mid Kent. The branch has been around for over 100 years helping many thousands of animals, our activities include: rehoming stray and abandoned animals, helping people with the vet care of their pets through our Clinic in Maidstone and helping animals who have suffered abuse & cruelty by helping them trust again and finding them good kind homes which they deserve.
The branch never destroys healthy animals. If no potential adopter has come forward the branch will then undertake a targeted marketing campaign to minimise the length of time an animal remains in kennels/cattery in order to keep down the levels of stress that this can cause the animal.
Microchipping, Neutering and Vaccination
It is our intention all animals will be microchipped, neutered and vaccinated prior to leaving our care and we request adoption fees to help cover the costs of doing this. All potential adopters will be contacted to arrange a home visit prior to adoption to ensure that a successful match is made between the adopter and animal to be rehomed. A post adoption visit is then arranged to discuss any problems and answer any new questions.
Besides rehoming we also run a charity shop in Wheeler Street, Maidstone to help raise money for the branch, and a pet clinic from the same property in association with several local vets providing low cost health treatment and neutering to people on certain means tested benefits.
The branch is run entirely on donations from the public and currently has no central property. We therefore operate primarily via this website and from the homes of volunteers. We have been saving up for a new animal centre including a cattery, kennels and offices to be built. Property in Kent is very expensive but with everyone’s help we are nearing our target slowly!
For detailed information on how to care for your pet and other animal welfare matters please try out on-line knowledge database ‘Ask Annie’ or see the main RSPCA web site; www.rspca.org.uk