FAQs


Is Bristol A.R.C part of the R.S.P.C.A?

Although we are proud to be affiliated with the RSPCA, we are a separate charity and receive no automatic funding from it. We rely entirely on local

support within the community to fund our vital work.


How much does it cost to adopt an animal from Bristol A.R.C.?

It costs £150 to adopt a dog and £100 for a cat. To see a full list of costs please click HERE. All cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets are checked by Clinic veterinary staff, given worming and flea treatments, vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered before being re-homed.


If I find a sick or injured animal, what should I do?

Call the RSPCA 24-hour emergency line: 0300 1234 999 for an animal that is suffering/in distress. This is where the Animal Welfare Officers

and Inspectors are based so they may be able to send someone out. For more information, please visit their website at https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare


If you find a fledgling bird, please leave it where it is, as it could still be being fed by the parent bird. Birds sometimes fall from nests, but they have a better chance

of survival in the wild, so our advice is to leave baby birds where they are.


If I find a stray dog what should I do?

If a stray dog is found in Bristol area, ring the Dog Warden on 0117 9222500. Out of hours this will give an answer message giving a number in case of emergency.


I can no longer look after my animal and need it rehomed, what do I do?

Please give our rehoming team a call on 0117 9776043. They can talk you through the process.

Please always be honest when gifting us your animal. We will never judge anyone for handing their pet over to us, so never feel you have to be untruthful

about anything. We have a much better chance of animals being easily rehomed if we know their history.

I have lost my pet, what do I do?

Give our Clinic a call on 0117 9776043 to see if we have taken in your pet.

Unfortunately, we cannot post about missing animals on our social media channels.