With the recession hitting hard many animal charities have started to struggle and RSPCA Medway West Branch is one of them. With more and more animals coming into the centre and the price of food and vet bills rising we need help now more than ever before. We are not begging for money but if you have any of the following items that you can donate, it would be appreciated and would also help our branch save money.
Any food is always appreciated, with the price of animal food going up, any food items donated helps the Branch to save money, even if its open, as long as it is still in date we can use it. Please consider us before throwing it away.
Dog - Wet and Dry Cat - Wet and Dry Rabbit & Guinea Pig Food Rodent Food (Rat, Mouse, Gerbil, Hamster, Chinchilla,Degu) Bird Food (Wild or Domestic) Any Type of Treats
We also use a lot of vegetables and salad items such as greens, carrots, cucumbers, celery, lettuce, curly kale, peppers, corn etc, our guinea pigs are given fresh vegetables daily and the rabbits have veg as a treat. Our green grocery bills can be as much as £20+ a week when we have a lot of animals in.
Dandelion Leaves: A great favourite treat for all are residents from the rabbits and guinea pigs to the smaller rodents
Sunflower Seeds, Peanuts, Dried Fruit - Great treats for our rodents.
These are the basic essential items we use for the animals on a daily bases.
Any donations are gratefully received, everything helps.
Hay - We use upto a bale per week
Straw - We can use 1-3 bales a week
Wood Shavings - We can use 1-3 bales a week
Cat Litter - 2-4 sacks per week
Animal friendly disinfectant
Black Bin Liners
Also Dust pans and brushes, brooms and wallpaper scrappers
Cages and Accessories
We are always looking for hutches, cages and other animals equipment . If we cannot use them at the centre we sell them second hand to help us raise money for the Branch.
Items we are looking for: -
Rabbit / Guinea Pig Hutches
Rabbit / Guinea Pig Runs
Rabbit / Guinea Pig Indoor Cages
Litter Trays (especially covered trays)
Cat / Dog Beds
Any Reptile Equipment
Hamster / Gerbil Houses
Logs and Branches
Must be either Apple, Pear, Plum or Willow as this is safe wood for rodents to chew. We use large branches and logs for are rabbits and guinea pigs to climb, chew and play with and smaller branches in our rodent cages as items for them to run along and chew. We are always in need of logs and branches as these are a particular favourite of all the animals in our care and soon get nibbled and demolished. We do not get them in often but a great favourite for the animals.
A Favourite of the rabbits, we need strong cardboard boxes to give to the rabbits. We cut a hole in the side of the box for the rabbits to be able to go in them and hide, as well as chew and climb on them.
Any Items can be taken to our centre: -
174 Walderslade Road Walderslade Chatham Kent
10am - 12noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am - 2pm Tuesday and Thursday