Christmas & New Year opening times
We would like to wish all our supporters a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your generosity and kindness throughout 2013. Below are our opening/viewing times over the festive period.
21st & 22nd December - Open as usual
23rd December - Closed as usual
Christmas Eve - Open as usual
Christmas Day & Boxing Day - Closed
27th, 28th, 29th December - Open as usual
30th December - Closed as usual
New Year's Eve - Open as usual
New Year's Day - Closed
Open as normal from Thursday 2nd January 2014
Animal Viewing - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Pet Accessories Shop / Reception - 10.00am - 4.30pm
Re-homing animals at Christmas
As we rely on a network of volunteers to conduct our home visits, we often find that the speed with which we can get the home visits done slows down, as the demands of Christmas affect our volunteers too. Because of this, it may take a little longer for your adoption to be processed and we appreciate your patience.
Christmas is a busy and hectic time for most households. Unusual noise and activities, extra demands upon the new owners' time and the difficulties an animal may face when settling in to a new home. Experience tells us it could end in tears so we may not release new adoptions to homes before Christmas if it is best for all concerned.
However, we do understand that for some people, the festive period is a calm, quiet time and every adoption is dealt with on an individual basis.
We urge anyone thinking of adopting a pet at Christmas to consider the long-term commitment required to properly care for an animal. People should take into account whether they have the time and money to care for the animal 365 days of the year for the next 10-20 years. Factors to consider include daily grooming, feeding and exercise and ongoing costs such as vets bills and registration fees.
If you are confident that a pet is the right addition to your home, the RSPCA recommends visiting a rescue centre with all the family so they can pick out the pet which will be best suited to their particular lifestyle. Pets are a lifelong commitment. Consider carefully before adopting a pet to ensure that this pet will be loved for life.
Chuchie - Special Appeal
C2013027 | Domestic SHort Haired | Male - neutered | 4 years old | Available for adoption | Enlarge picture
Chuchie is looking for an experienced owner who can offer him a loving, permanent home. He would prefer a home without any other animals and can be re-homed with children over 10 years old. Chuchie has been in RSPCA care since March 2013, waiting patiently for someone to give him a fresh start in life, could you be the perfect match for this loveable tom cat?
Chuchie is very friendly and affectionate, he loves to have company and people around him. He has a very colourful character and quite an independent nature. Chuchie is great fun to have around, he is extremely playful and adores having lots of fuss and attention. He is a cat who likes things on his terms and will let you know if he has had enough.
Chuchie loves sitting and gazing through the window, watching the world go by, if you can help him find a place to call home then please contact the RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Branch on 01246 273358. Thank you.