Assistant Mancager Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Manager to join the Venton Animal Centre St. Columb.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 14th November 2017.

To see more information please click HERE

Microchipping Event


The Branch has received a legacy from a supporter who specified in his Will the money is to be spent on microchipping cats in the county whose owners receive means-tested benefits.

Our trained staff will be microchipping on Wednesday 1st November at the Centre by appointment. To check eligibility and make an appointment, please ring 01637 881455 any day except a Wednesday.

Questionaire on Infectious Cough


My name is Ulrike and I am currently a PhD student at the RVC in London. As a part of my PhD, I am investigating infectious respiratory disease in dogs and conducting an online questionnaire specifically looking at infectious cough in rehoming centres in the UK.

for more information and a form to complete please see HERE

RSPCA Cornwall Branch Christmas Fayre


Ho ho ho! We are holding our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 25th November, 2017 between 11am and 3pm and we would love to see you there for gifts, grottos and good times! More information coming soon...!

All money raised goes to helping the dogs, cats and other animals that come into our care from across Cornwall.

Eden Project Half Marathon


RSPCA Chief Inspector Richard Abbott entered the Eden Project Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October. He was joined by Jo, who is an inspector in the SW group. To see how they did please see HERE

Cats Protection Petition


The RSPCA is supporting the Cats Protection petition to the UK government to have airguns licensed. Northern Ireland and Scotland have introduced a licence system, and the petition demands the system is introduced in England & Wales.

You can sign the petition HERE

Our Maintenance Team

The maintenance team are hard at work, but already thinking of their next projects. If you have any ideas of things that they can build to improve the Centre, why not let us know? house clearance

We are also seeking donations of animal friendly plants to plant around the Centre, so please get in touch for a list of what we are wishing for. Thank you!

Summer Fete and Fun Dog Show 3rd June 2017


We held our Summer Fete and Dog Show on Saturday, 3rd June. See more information HERE

To see a report of the day and some photos see HERE

Easy Fundraising


Don't forget to collect FREE donations with easyfundraising when you do your shopping online! With over 3,000 retailers to choose from, you'll find all all you need.

Sign up today, it's quick and easy: HERE

Volunteer for the St. Austell Charity Shop


Can you help us raise funds for the Venton Animal Centre at St. Columb by joining our friendly team sorting and selling donated goods.

We're all volunteers and need help Monday and Friday afternoons 1pm to 4pm. Also, someone available to cover holidays or sickness will be welcomed.

Ring Liz Tel: 01726 72657 for details, pop in for an application form or drop a line to :


How we did in 2016


In 2016 the Venton Centre rehomed 441 animals which is a 2.5% increase on 2015.

To see more information please click HERE

New Law for Microchipping is now in force


Dog microchipping becomes compulsory across UK.

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RSPCA Cornwall Branch is offering microchipping and registration of dogs and cats for just £15. Please phone to make an appointment.



For those animal lovers out there that have that little bit of extra time and are looking for experience in the animal care and welfare industry, then look no further!

We have a dedicated page where you can see the help we need, please see HERE

Volunteers often needed


See how you can help your RSPCA Branch: volunteer at the rehoming Centre or in our shops.

We have a dedicated page where you can see the help we need, please see HERE



Door to door collectors may be in your area. See more information HERE

Please take time to read the extra information as it's particularly important at the moment to check that the person knocking on your door is a genuine collector as there are people in our area at the moment that are not!

Cat Neutering


Cats Protection Truro and District Branch are offering cat neutering (means tested) for £5. For more information see HERE

We also are running a cat spay campaign, which is open to all residents in Cornwall with a female cat. For more information see HERE

Can you help us with any of these items???

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Towels and tins of cat food and biscuits

We receive fewer donated tins of meat for our cats than for the dogs. Our food bill is very high so donations of tinned meat and biscuits for the cats will be much appreciated.

Dog Chews

We need rawhide chews. They are great for the dogs, giving them something to do and reducing stress.


Hay or straw

We will be grateful to receive donations of hay or straw to use in the small animal accommodation.



We continually need supplies of newspaper and will be glad to receive donations.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Duck to Water Campaign


We are currently running a campaign to ensure that farmed ducks have full body access to water.

We are working with supermarkets to ensure this.

for more information please see HERE

House clearances and donations

If you need to arrange a house clearance please ring the Animal Centre and we'll come to collect by appointment. house clearance We are glad to receive your unwanted good quality items to sell in our shops such as clothing, accessories, pictures and bric-a-brac. We cannot sell electrical appliances or large furniture.

Goods can be taken to any of the shops (addresses on our RSPCA Shops page) or to the Centre at St Columb.

Golden Oldie Appeal


Our funds have been depleted due to increasing costs and so we are launching a special Golden Oldie donations appeal highlighting the plight of elderly pets that are brought to us for rehoming.

RSPCA Cornwall Branch is a registered charity that only exists through public support.

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Success Stories Wanted


Owners who have adopted a pet often email the Centre and tell us how things are progressing. It is always encouraging to see animals happily settled and we thought it would be nice to share some with you via the web site.

Hence, we have started a 'success' section, in which owners contribute a few words and pictures telling us how their pet is settling in the new home.

If you feel that you may have something to share, please email the centre with your experiences.

To see the sort of thing we want, see the 'SUCCESS' page here .