RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Branch
Messages from other supporters
Perfect Christmas present gift :)
Donation by Georgina Smith £20.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
because we could. xxx
Donation by Wayne & Alison Taylor
In memory of our boy Harry, who went to sleep August 19th 2012. We love and miss you SO much xxxxxxxxxx.
Donation by Cheryl Hopkinson £20.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
in memory of our boxer dog cooper, who deid 2010 always remembered !!! love you coop !!!!
Donation by susan blake £5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
The RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Branch is an independent charity that is entirely self-funded and receives no government aid. Our main aim is to take in unwanted and abandoned animals and find them loving, permanent homes. Although we are affiliated to the National RSPCA, we are not funded by them and rely on public donations and the generosity of the community to keep the doors of our animal centre open. This is never easy as the high volume of unwanted animals often far outweighs the suitable family homes needed. We always make sure that all the animals in our care have a comfortable and pleasant stay with us, giving them lots of TLC before they are re-homed.
Case study: donations in action
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 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.