Sick or injured animals and birds
If you find a seriously injured bird or animal, and it is safe for you to do so you can take it to your nearest veterinary practice or call the National RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. We only have basic vet facilities at the centre and do not always have a vet on-site so please do not bring sick or injured animals to the Animal Centre.
Reporting cruelty, neglect or abandonment of animal.
To report cases of cruelty and neglect, please contact the National RSPCA 24-hr cruelty and advice line 0300 1234 999 . Please note that the National RSPCA, Inspectors and Curelty helpine are completely separate to the RSPCA Sheffield Branch.
We are not licensed to take in stray dogs. Stray dogs should be taken reported to your local dog warden.
Visit https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/forms/form/358/en/report_a_stray_dog or call 0114 2734567.
Visit https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/pollution-nuisance/lost-found-dogs or call 01709 823182.
If you have found a sick or injured stray cat, please contact the National RSPCA 24-hr cruelty and advice line 0300 1234 999.
If you have found a healthy stray cat in Sheffield please report it on our lost/found page on our website. Please do not bring stray cats to the Centre unless we have told you that we have space for it. We run at full capacity all the time and operate a waiting list system.
If you find injured wildlife please contact the National RSPCA 24-hr cruelty and advice line 0300 1234 999.
If you have lost your animal in Sheffield please report it on our lost/found page on our website or contact the centre to add the details on 0114 2898050.
If you need urgent veterinary advice, Vetfone is a 24 hour, 7 day per week helpline, staffed exclusively by RCVS qualified Vet Nurses. Similar to NHS direct it takes calls from pet owners who are worried about their pet. This service is available to owners of a broad range of pets (dogs, cats, rabbit, exotics) but not large animals.
Vetfone offer two lines as follows: By the minute: Call 0906 500 5500 and be charged £1.50 per minute. Vetfone say the average cost of an 0906 premium rate call of 4 minutes is about £6.00. One off payment: Call 0845 057 2222 and pay a one off charge of £9.50 by credit card. Alternatively please call your local vet. Please note that Vetfone is a seperate organistion to the RSPCA Sheffield Branch and it’s services are not endorsed by the Branch.