Southport, Ormskirk & District Animal Centre

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.

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 -

Corona Virus / Covid-19

Owing to the rapid progression of Corona Virus and Government guidance in respect of social distancing and non-essential contact within the community, the Animal Centre and Charity Shop (Eastbank Street) has had to close to the general public. We are asking you not to donate stock for the Charity Shop (to either premises) at the present time.


However, we are currently short of both cat and dog food (dry or meat). We would greatly appreciate if donations could be left at 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. 

The closure of the Charity Shop will impact greatly on Branch income and we would appeal for financial donations to help us to continue to care for the animals. Please donate to our Lockdown Sponsorship

Veterinary / minimum staffing contingency plans are in place should the situation worsen. The animals will be safe and well.


Unfortunately this also means that we cannot currently accept animals from the general public as we have prioritised space 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 need animal welfare advice, please call us during our normal opening hours on 01704567624.

We will post updates as / when the situation changes. 

To report animal cruelty please call the national Society on 0300 1234 999

Please note that although we cannot take in animals from the public, DEFRA have now agreed that we can adopt & foster out animals once again. We have restricted this to cats & kittens as we do not feel that the process will allow a proper introduction for a dog to a new family. For further information, please see our Adoption Page

One Fun Day


TBA next event:

Xmas Fair


 Grand Draw (1st prize Brand New Android Tablet 2nd prize Brand New Ladies' Bicycle) Bric-a-brac, bottle stall, arts, crafts, refreshments, children's games and of course, Father Christmas & his grotto!.

Summer Raffle prizes are being transferred to the Christmas Fair


To be announced

There is a number of ways in which you can help the animals in our care. You can send them toys and food parcels via Amazon, or simply 'text' a small donation. If you send a donation via Just Giving, you can 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.


Amazon Wish List

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!


Report Cruelty or

Animals in Distress


0300 1234 999

Adopt an Animal


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Charity Registration Number: 232258

The RSPCA Animal Centre, New Cut Lane, Southport, PR8 3DW