Animal charity's £1m appeal for rehoming centre

Worcester News: CENTENARY APPEAL: Susie, who is in the care of the RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch, pictured helping out with the group’s fund-raising for their new home at Broomhall, near Worcester. CENTENARY APPEAL: Susie, who is in the care of the RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch, pictured helping out with the group’s fund-raising for their new home at Broomhall, near Worcester.

A WORCESTER animal rescue charity is pleading for help in raising £1 million to realise its dream of a new rehoming centre.

The RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch has permission to move onto a five-acre site at Broomhall, near Worcester, but needs the hefty sum to complete an overhaul of its new home.

The group receives no funding from the national RSPCA charity so must find its own way of paying for the venture on top of its £180,000-a-year operation.

Branch trustee Geraldine Haynes says once open, the centre will benefit people as well as animals.

“If a person goes into a home, or loses their home, we can take their pets in,” she said. “But we are struggling financially and need to raise money to do the work. We really need the public to get behind us.

“Each branch of the RSPCA is self-funding. We get no money from national level.”

She said branch members’ long search for a new site ended last autumn when planning approval was secured for Broomhall, coinciding with the group’s 100th anniversary.

The branch currently uses private boarding for its cats and dogs while rabbits and guinea pigs go to foster homes in the Worcester area.

Once complete, the centre will boast 20 dog kennels and cat pens along with accommodation for small animals and a vets and grooming room.

However, Mrs Haynes says they will look to initially open with 10 kennels rather than wait until the full number is completed.

The branch, run by volunteers, has also launched a ‘Tummies and Tails’ appeal to help treat those animals that come into its care which have been abused or neglected.

As well as donations, the group is looking for companies to help with building materials and individuals to lend a hand doing up the Broomhall site.

Anyone who wants to give money can visit rspca-worcester.co.uk and click on ‘donate’. People can also write to RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire Branch, 12 Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UA, or call 01905 20822. Mrs Haynes can be contacted on 01886 822083.

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6:17pm Tue 2 Apr 13

queenie1 says...

I do hope the public are taking note here, the money given to the RSPCA goes to HQ only and DOES NOT fund the RSPCA shelters. You have to donate directly to the individual shelters themselves.
The public might like to ask HQ what the £120 million of donations they get each year is actually spent on, because it isn't the animals in the RSPCA shelters.
I do hope the public are taking note here, the money given to the RSPCA goes to HQ only and DOES NOT fund the RSPCA shelters. You have to donate directly to the individual shelters themselves. The public might like to ask HQ what the £120 million of donations they get each year is actually spent on, because it isn't the animals in the RSPCA shelters. queenie1
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11:28pm Tue 2 Apr 13

CJH says...

And I'd like to point out how much good £1 million would do for somewhere like the Acorns Children's Hospice. Let's get our priorities right shall we?
And I'd like to point out how much good £1 million would do for somewhere like the Acorns Children's Hospice. Let's get our priorities right shall we? CJH
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11:17am Wed 3 Apr 13

thecigarman says...

I used to have a direct debit with the rspca, until a good friend of mine told me how much was wasted on admin and legal costs. They recentley bought a case to court which cost them over £300,000. The people were found guilty and fined £1500. It was to do with foxhunting. Evan the judge said he was amazed at the costs on the part of the rspca.. Agree with the above comments.
I used to have a direct debit with the rspca, until a good friend of mine told me how much was wasted on admin and legal costs. They recentley bought a case to court which cost them over £300,000. The people were found guilty and fined £1500. It was to do with foxhunting. Evan the judge said he was amazed at the costs on the part of the rspca.. Agree with the above comments. thecigarman
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8:14pm Wed 3 Apr 13

Doesitmakesense?? says...

The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.
The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work. Doesitmakesense??
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11:46pm Wed 3 Apr 13

CJH says...

Doesitmakesense?? wrote:
The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.
Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.
[quote][p][bold]Doesitmakesense??[/bold] wrote: The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.[/p][/quote]Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it. CJH
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3:02pm Thu 4 Apr 13

pinkfluff says...

CJH wrote:
Doesitmakesense?? wrote:
The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.
Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.
So what happens to the dog/s?
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doesitmakesense??[/bold] wrote: The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.[/p][/quote]Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.[/p][/quote]So what happens to the dog/s? pinkfluff
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3:58pm Thu 4 Apr 13

thecigarman says...

pinkfluff wrote:
CJH wrote:
Doesitmakesense?? wrote:
The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.
Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.
So what happens to the dog/s?
What happens to all the monies that people think are going to the animals, the head office should be using it to help animals. Not paying there top people mega bucks and wasting it on pointless prosecutions. They should be paying for the animals needs. Not taking away that the volunteers and the people who help do a great job. Theyve got the system so very wrong. People donate to help animals and thats what should be happening. They should be paying for the locals.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doesitmakesense??[/bold] wrote: The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.[/p][/quote]Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.[/p][/quote]So what happens to the dog/s?[/p][/quote]What happens to all the monies that people think are going to the animals, the head office should be using it to help animals. Not paying there top people mega bucks and wasting it on pointless prosecutions. They should be paying for the animals needs. Not taking away that the volunteers and the people who help do a great job. Theyve got the system so very wrong. People donate to help animals and thats what should be happening. They should be paying for the locals. thecigarman
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4:36pm Thu 4 Apr 13

pinkfluff says...

thecigarman wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
CJH wrote:
Doesitmakesense?? wrote:
The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.
Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.
So what happens to the dog/s?
What happens to all the monies that people think are going to the animals, the head office should be using it to help animals. Not paying there top people mega bucks and wasting it on pointless prosecutions. They should be paying for the animals needs. Not taking away that the volunteers and the people who help do a great job. Theyve got the system so very wrong. People donate to help animals and thats what should be happening. They should be paying for the locals.
I think you have missed my point thecigarman.
[quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doesitmakesense??[/bold] wrote: The local branches don't waste money - it's run by volunteers who give up their time to help animals. Better to give to the local RSPCA if you feel the national wastes funds. Let's not get into a battle over who deserves to get the money. Both charities do great work. The RSPCA helps humans too by taking in much loved pets that through no fault of their own people have to give up. The recession impacts on people who can no longer afford to keep their pets, also when people go into care homes or hospital it helps them to know that their pet is being cared for and will find a new home due to the volunteers hard work.[/p][/quote]Yes times are hard, that's why you have to prioritise and get money to those who need it most. Help a sick child or help a dog and its owner? Don't even need to think twice about it.[/p][/quote]So what happens to the dog/s?[/p][/quote]What happens to all the monies that people think are going to the animals, the head office should be using it to help animals. Not paying there top people mega bucks and wasting it on pointless prosecutions. They should be paying for the animals needs. Not taking away that the volunteers and the people who help do a great job. Theyve got the system so very wrong. People donate to help animals and thats what should be happening. They should be paying for the locals.[/p][/quote]I think you have missed my point thecigarman. pinkfluff
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5:04pm Thu 4 Apr 13

thecigarman says...

Not at all with respect.
Not at all with respect. thecigarman
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1:50pm Sat 6 Apr 13

pinkfluff says...

thecigarman wrote:
Not at all with respect.
Indulge me please....what was my point?
[quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: Not at all with respect.[/p][/quote]Indulge me please....what was my point? pinkfluff
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8:07pm Sat 6 Apr 13

thecigarman says...

pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
Not at all with respect.
Indulge me please....what was my point?
your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: Not at all with respect.[/p][/quote]Indulge me please....what was my point?[/p][/quote]your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc. thecigarman
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11:27am Sun 7 Apr 13

pinkfluff says...

thecigarman wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
Not at all with respect.
Indulge me please....what was my point?
your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.
No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion).

With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.
[quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: Not at all with respect.[/p][/quote]Indulge me please....what was my point?[/p][/quote]your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.[/p][/quote]No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion). With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution. pinkfluff
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11:30am Sun 7 Apr 13

thecigarman says...

pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
Not at all with respect.
Indulge me please....what was my point?
your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.
No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion).

With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.
Ah now i get you, i apologise.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: Not at all with respect.[/p][/quote]Indulge me please....what was my point?[/p][/quote]your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.[/p][/quote]No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion). With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.[/p][/quote]Ah now i get you, i apologise. thecigarman
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11:30am Sun 7 Apr 13

thecigarman says...

pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
Not at all with respect.
Indulge me please....what was my point?
your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.
No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion).

With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.
Ah now i get you, i apologise.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: Not at all with respect.[/p][/quote]Indulge me please....what was my point?[/p][/quote]your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.[/p][/quote]No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion). With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.[/p][/quote]Ah now i get you, i apologise. thecigarman
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1:19pm Sun 7 Apr 13

pinkfluff says...

thecigarman wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
thecigarman wrote:
Not at all with respect.
Indulge me please....what was my point?
your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.
No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion).

With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.
Ah now i get you, i apologise.
Apologise if you want too but really no need. Thanks :-)
[quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecigarman[/bold] wrote: Not at all with respect.[/p][/quote]Indulge me please....what was my point?[/p][/quote]your point was what happens to the dogs?. The main rspca should be funding the local kennels etc, not wasting it on mindless court cases etc.[/p][/quote]No my point was to try to highlight that CJH appears to value humans more than animals when that's just subject to personal preference. It's a choice about which charity to support (whether you think twice about it or not lol). So my question was what would CJH do with all the unwanted dogs that are not as important as children (in her opinion). With wealth comes greed and corruption and I do believe that if people knew where their money was being spent they would think twice about making a contribution.[/p][/quote]Ah now i get you, i apologise.[/p][/quote]Apologise if you want too but really no need. Thanks :-) pinkfluff
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