Twelve Days Of Christmas
On behalf of everyone (animals included!) at the RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Branch, we would like to wish all our supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Your kindness and generosity throughout 2014 has helped countless animals which had been abandoned, neglected and in desperate need of our help. Without our support and donations our work could not continue to help such animals. Thank you.
This is our version of the Twelve Days Of Christmas! Please come and see our wonderful pooches and contact the Chesterfield Animal Centre if you feel you can offer any of them a loving home.
Christmas 2014 Opening Times
Monday 22nd December - Closed
Tuesday 23rd December - Open as normal
Christmas Eve - Open as normal
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th December - Open as normal
Monday 29th December - Closed
Tuesday 30th December - Open as normal
New Year's Eve - Open as normal
New Year's Day - Closed
Friday 2nd January 2015 - Open as normal
Animal Viewing - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Pet Accessories Shop / Reception - 10.00am - 4.30pm
Rehoming 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 insurance 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.
Part Time Assistant Charity Shop Manager based at our charity shop in the Chesterfield Market Hall
Full Time Branch Fundrasier based at our Chesterfield Animal Centre
Full Time Branch Administrator & Volunteer Co-ordinator at our Chesterfield Animal Centre
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