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Our Adoption Process

The adoption process can seem quite confusing if you have never adopted before, but it is easily explained and not quite so daunting if you know what to expect.
It's an exciting time when you're thinking of adopting a new pet, and we are always thrilled when you decide to adopt an animal from Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre. We know i…

The Five Freedoms

The Five Freedoms is a handy list of welfare needs that all animals require - so what are they and how can you ensure they are being followed?
The Five Freedoms are a set of rights that the RSPCA believes all animal handlers should adhere to. This includes your own pets and any other animals under human control (such as …

The Importance of Microchipping

Are your pets microchipped? You can book them in to be microchipped at our centre for just £5.00 this June!
As animal owners everywhere know all too well, their four-legged friends love the chance to roam, and when your pet fails to return to home it can be a devastating experience. This…

Adoption Criteria

Animal Adoption Criteria When you are looking to adopt an animal from our rehoming Centre please ensure that you meet all the required criteria before placing a reserve on an ani…

5 Reasons Why Black Cats Are Wonderful

This is Lily, re-homed from the RSPCA in Derby five years ago after she was found on the streets, homeless, pregnant and under-nourished.  Despite the awful start she had in life, …

You Can't Buy Love But You Can Rescue It!

This week is RSPCA week, and we'd like to tell you about the work we do and how we help animals in our area. Remember, you can't buy love but you can rescue it so why not think about adopting a new pet today?
You can't buy love but you can rescue it - never has a phrase been truer! Here at Abbey Street we see animals come to us from a wide variety of circumstances and backgrounds, and s…

The Benefits of Adopting an Older Cat

We regularly struggle to rehome older cats, simply because many people see kittens and younger cats as 'cuter'. However, there are some great benefits of adopting older cats, which we touch on here.
I haven’t always adopted old cats but some years’ ago I decided it was the right thing to do as so many old cats are overlooked in preference to kittens.  So my previous three – He…