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

The Animal Centre is open to members of the public wishing to adopt an animal, but only to those in our local area (or adjacent areas, as long as they are in the same Tier of local Covid-19 restrictions, i.e. currently Tier 3 / Very High).


This is because Government current guidance is:  

  • you should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level area you are in or entering a very high alert level area, other than for things like work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if you are travelling through as part of a longer journey


VISITS ARE STRICTLY 'BY APPOINTMENT ONLY' (if you don't have an appointment, you will not be given access). Appointments will be arranged during the adoption process. (The reception building is not currently open for retail purposes). 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 is open. Only 3 shoppers will be allowed in the shop at any one time, the handling of stock should be avoided and the changing room will be closed. Social distancing should be observed at all times. We are currently asking you not to donate stock for the Charity Shop at the Animal Centre. However, you can take stock donations directly to the Charity Shop on Eastbank Street.  The closure of the Charity Shop for 3 months impacted greatly on Branch income and we would appeal for financial donations to help us to continue to care for the animals. Please donate at our Just Giving Page.


Please note that the use of our cattery and kennels is 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 need animal welfare advice, please call us during our normal opening hours on 01704 567624.

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

Follow the links for Risk Assessments for our Covid-19 Secure Charity Shop and Animal Centre Rehoming Process

Christmas Raffle

1st prize:

32" Smart TV

2nd prize:

A Lady's Bicycle 

3rd prize:

Large Cat & Dog hampers

Over 70 other prizes

To be drawn on 11 December 2020

Tickets on sale from 1 November 2020

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