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Welcome to the RSPCA Cornwall Branch website

PLEASE NOTE: The Centre is currently closed to the public, so please do not visit us. 

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, we cannot rehome any animals to addresses more than 1 hour travelling time from the Centre premises (postcode TR9 6JS).  Unfortunately, if you live outside this area, we will be unable to accept your application to adopt any animals at this time.

RSPCA Cornwall Branch are following new guidelines issued by DEFRA and National RSPCA, to rehome animals from the Centre.  The process is different from our normal rehoming procedures and strictly follows social-distancing guidance.  If you are interested in adopting an animal on our Find a Pet listings, please see the “How to Adopt” page or contact the Centre for more information.  Please do not visit us.




We are an independent branch of the RSPCA, raising money locally to support our animal welfare work in Cornwall.  We are based at the Venton Centre, near St Columb.

We have no Inspectors or Animal Collection Officers attached to our Branch.  We also do not have a vet on the premises.  All reports of cruelty or concerns for animal welfare must be reported to the National Control Centre on 0300 1234 999.

RSPCA Cornwall Branch is run by a committee of locally elected volunteer Trustees, responsible for the management and administration of the branch’s affairs.  We hope you will find this website useful if you are looking to rehome a pet.  It also gives an insight into the Branch’s work in the County, how you may be able to support us and the various campaigns and animal welfare work we deliver in Cornwall.

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please see our “How to Adopt” page.  All dogs, cats and other animals are shown on our “Find a Pet” page which is updated as soon as they are ready for re-homing, so please keep looking to find your perfect match.

If you have any queries or require any further information on any animal listed, please do not hesitate to call the Centre.

Coronavirus Updates

The Venton Centre is currently closed to visitors, but animal adoptions are still taking place.  Please see our “How to Adopt” page for more information.

If you are concerned about any animal which is injured or in distress, please contact our National Control Centre on 0300 1234999.

If you find injured wildlife, please contact a local vet who should take this from you and treat as necessary.

If you find a stray cat, vets will normally scan for microchip free of charge.  Stray dogs need to be reported to the Cornwall Dog Warden on 0300 1234 212.

You are welcome to contact the Centre for advice.  If you have an animal you need to find a new home for, please see our Surrendering an Animal page

Donated Goods

The Centre will not be able to accept donations of goods, bedding, towels, pet items etc, for the time being.  This is a great shame as we appreciate donated goods to help raise funds and support our animal welfare work, and items for animal bedding.  We hope that this restriction will be lifted as soon as possible.

In the meantime, there are other ways you can donate to support us during the restrictions.  Please see the “How you can support us page.  As RSPCA Cornwall Branch is an independent charity, we have lost many of our fundraising opportunities, so any financial help our valued supporters can provide would be very much appreciated.

We are still able accept delivered goods, so if you are able to order something from our Amazon wish list it would be very welcome.

There is also easyfundraising, which will give us a small donation on orders placed online via a huge number of retailers. With many people using online ordering whilst confined at home, we could gain a valuable donation from purchases as varied as your supermarket shopping, to your house insurance renewal.  Please check it out, sign up for an account and help us at no extra cost to you.

Or for any financial donations, please use our Justgiving page or click the “donate” link (top right of the page).

Cat Neutering Vouchers

You can apply for our Cat Neutering Vouchers by post at RSPCA Cornwall Branch, Venton Animal Centre, Quoit, St Columb, TR9 6JS.  Please click here for more information.  We are receiving a large number of applications and process these as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding

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RSPCA Cornwall Branch
The Venton Animal Centre
St Columb

Tel: 01637 881455

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