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Every year RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch cares for around 1000 animals that may have been abused, neglected or abandoned. We need your help to continue to look after and rehabilitate these animals before we can find them loving new homes.
Support abused, abandoned or neglected animals
What is the Safe Haven?
You can sponsor a dog kennel, cat pen or rabbit hutch which will provide a safe environment for abused, abandoned or mistreated animals. With Safe Haven you won't be helping one animal, you'll be sponsoring the lives of all who pass through our animal centre every year.
What will my sponsorship go towards?
Your sponsorship will go towards the animals' care, rehabilitation and medical treatment. While they are in our care we give them a safe haven - we make sure they feel loved and secure by caring for their physical needs as well as giving them regular exercise and company.
Our Safe Haven thank you
We will reward your kindness by:
Displaying your name on a plaque on the Safe Haven noticeboard at our animal centre
Sending you a newsletter
Giving you a unique Safe Haven certificate
Sending you VIP invitations to open days and events
How do I sign up?
By sponsoring a dog kennel, cat pen or rabbit hutch, you will be helping the lives of not just one but the many animals that spend time with us. Signing up is easy, whether you want to do it for yourself, as a gift for a friend or in memory of a loved one. All you need to do is complete the secure online form. You will then be redirected to our secure Justgiving page to set up a monthly direct debit. Alternatively, if you would rather print off a form yourself and return it to the animal centre, please click here. Either way it will only take you a few minutes to join, but your support will have an impact for many years to come.
In the life of... Xena
A young female Rottweiler, came into our care with her male companion due to a change in her family's circumstances. Six weeks later, Xena surprised us all by giving birth to 11 puppies. The birth was not without complications, the first pup was resuscitated and another pup sadly died.
Over the next few days two of the pups stopped feeding and were very vunerable so a decision was made to place them both in foster homes. During the next few months we rehomed the pups with some fantastic families. Xena did not prove as easy to rehome and became one of our long stay residents.
Xena suffered some rare complications following her routine neutering operation. She needed emergency treatment for kidney problems and had a lengthy recovery period. Further complications developed when the internal stitches from her spay wound began to break down and needed further surgery
Thankfully the operation was a success and Xena has since fully recovered. Stories like this illustrate the amount of care and attention that some of the animals can need. The final vet bill for this one dog alone was in the region of £1000. This is why the Safe Haven Scheme is so important to us at the centre.