RSPCA Macclesfield, SE Cheshire & Buxton

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About us

RSPCA Macclesfield, SE Cheshire & Buxton operate as an all volunteer, autonomous, self-funding foundation, based on the rules, regulations and guidelines of the national society.

We support the work of the RSPCA Inspectorate operating in the Cheshire Group Area, which involves taking in & caring for animals rescued by inspectors, or which are removed by voluntary arrangement with owners who are unable to guarantee an acceptable level of care or quality of life.

This branch covers a very large area, Including - Alderley Edge, Buxton, Congleton, Macclesfield, Prestbury, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alsager, Sandbach.

What to do if you are interested in adopting from us

We are looking for life-long, permanent homes for our animals and we need to be sure you can provide such a home. This means we have to ask questions about your personal circumstances, including your ability to meet routine and emergency Vet bills, which will become solely your responsibility following adoption.

Ideally all members of the household must come and meet the rabbit/s before a rabbit can be reserved for you. We also require permission from the property owner where the rabbit will live. A home checker will need to visit you at home before you can adopt any rabbit.

As a minimum requirement we do not adopt rabbits out into hutches less than minimum of 6 x 2 x 2 feet - ideally with an attached run to allow the rabbits to exercise. Please note that these lengths may need to be bigger depending on the size and breed of rabbit. You will also need a suitable exercise run or area for your rescue rabbit.

We do not adopt rabbits out for breeding purposes. We do encourage that rabbits are kept in pairs or in groups therefore ideally we will only rehome one of our rabbits with a resident rabbit or a pair of our rabbits together.

Regardless of where the rabbit is housed they must be handled daily and allowed a break from the hutch. We may arrange to do a post adoption visit to see how your new rabbit is settling in.

Adoption fees are £20 per Rabbit and £15 per Gunea Pig. This does not even cover half the cost to us of the mandatory vaccinations, worm, flea, micro-chipping and neutering of all rabbits in our care.

How you can help us

You can help us in any number of ways, from adopting one of our animals, spreading the word about us, and donations of any kind are most gratefully received.

Further information

Rabbits are the most forgotten pet in Britain; more often than not they are left in hutches on their own 24/7 for years, rarely cleaned, fed, watered and handled-this is cruelty. We are looking for dedicated and caring rabbit owners to ensure our rabbits do not become a statistic!

Are you aware that rabbits can easily become bored and need regular handling, grooming, toys for stimulation, access to the garden to run, jump and even burrow, a good and balanced diet including a constant supply of hay to live a healthy and happy life?

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Contact Details

Please contact rescues to make an appointment before visiting them or giving up an animal.

RSPCA Macclesfield, SE Cheshire & Buxton
Macclesfield, Cheshire East

01625 669620