Southport, Ormskirk & District Animal Centre

Southport, Ormskirk & District Branch is a separately Registered Charity to the National RSPCA, which is completely reliant upon donations, legacies and monies raised through its Charity Shop, together with the public’s generous support of our locally run fundraising events. We aim to support the national RSPCA through our rehoming work and by promoting its animal welfare objectives.

- Kindness Beats Cruelty -

Our Animal Centre, in New Cut Lane, on the Birkdale / Halsall border, covers Southport, Ormskirk and the surrounding areas as far south as Maghull. The Centre takes in, cares for, supports and helps rehabilitate cats & dogs that have been rescued from cruelty & neglect by the national RSPCA; whilst we find them new and forever homes.


Corona Virus / Covid-19 

(last updated 17/5/21)

The Animal Centre remains closed to the general public, but rehoming is still taking place within current national Covid-19 restrictions.

Please note that visits to the Animal Centre are 'STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY' and for the purpose of animal collection.


Most of the rehoming process is conducted online. For further information on the process in place, see our  Adoption Page. In the meanwhile, be rest assured that the animals are all safe & well, whilst patiently waiting for suitable new owners to be identified.

We are currently short of both cat and dog food (dry or meat) and would greatly appreciate any donations left in the 'donation bin' by the front door of the Animal Centre. The car park will still be open, but staff will not be able to greet you in the normal way. Thank you in anticipation. 


Our Charity Shop reopened on Monday 12 April 2021.. The closure of the Charity Shop for 4 months in 2020 impacted greatly on Branch income. We would appeal for financial donations to help us to continue to care for the animals. Please donate at our Just Giving Page.


Although the Animal Centre are not currently open to the general public, please note that the use of our cattery and kennels will still be prioritised for animals brought to us by RSPCA rescue teams.


If you have a badly injured stray or wild animal, please call your local vet for advice, but please do not attend a vet practice without calling them first.

If you have found a stray dog, please contact your local authority's dog warden service. They have been responsible for dealing with stray dogs since 2005 and we cannot currently assist in any way during the pandemic. The Dog Warden will come to you to scan the dog for a chip and reunite it with its owner.


If you need animal welfare advice, please call us during our normal opening hours on 01704 567624. You may have to leave a message , but we aim to get back to you within 24 hours. We may also refer you on to the national RSPCA.

To report animal cruelty or neglect, please call the national RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 (7am to 10pm). Please note that RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk & District Animal Centre staff cannot respond to reported cruelty or neglect complaints, as we do not have the appropriately trained staff, or insurances in place to do so. The RSPCA Inspectors and Rescue Officers are employed by the National RSPCA, which is a separately registered charity. You should report cruelty or neglect directly to them, on the telephone number above. We cannot take reports on their behalf, as they wish to receive first hand information from the person making the report.

Follow the following links for our Covid-secure Risk Assessment of the Animal Centre Rehoming Process

Follow the following links for our Covid Secure Risk Assessment for our Charity Shop

Branch Membership

If you would like to become a member of our Branch, please join the national Society at


Please note that as part of the application process, you will be asked if you wish for your details to be sent to your local branch. If you live in another Branch area, or wish confirm which branch area you are in, please call RSPCA membership services on 0300 123 0346 to ask. You may also request to be affiliated to any other branch.


Branch membership can also be the first step to becoming a Branch Trustee. 


You will also be a member of the national Society and be able to vote nationally, thus influencing animal welfare nationally and internationally and receive their periodic publications. 


Summer Raffle


Our blockbuster summer raffle has arrived!


This time round we have over 100 valuable prizes!

Tickets went on sale on
1 May 2021. We are currently selling & taking payment over the phone. They cost £5 for a book of 5. Ticket sales will be limited to 3,000, so there is a high chance of you winning!

If in the meanwhile you'd like to make a donation,

 CALL 01704 567624 NOW

with your credit or debit card

Dates for your diary

Sunday 5th September 2021
provisionally a

One Fun Day!

Featuring a Fun Dog Show

& West Lancs Dog Display Team


Sat. 11th December 2021

for our Christmas Fair

this year at Lord Street West

United Church


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There are a number of ways in which you can help the animals in our care. You can send them toys and food parcels via our Amazon Wish List. You can also send a donation via Just Giving to make sure that Gift Aid is added. This means that an extra 25% of your donation is added by H.M. Govt. from the taxes you have already paid.

For other ways to help us, please see our How to Help page.


We are always in need of toys and accessories for our animals. Amazon is a great way for you to help the animals during their stay with us. There is no end to what you can send, but we have listed a few items to help you make up your mind, or that the animals would particularly appreciate ….. they told us!

Amazon Wish List


Report Cruelty or

Animals in Distress



(7am to 10pm)
0300 1234 999