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Christmas opening hours and advice

Kennels and Cattery

The Centre is open from 10am to 2:30pm (Cattery from 11am) every day except Christmas Day.   Our staff will be here caring for the animals, but we will not be open to the public on Christmas Day.

Please note that Wednesdays are special at the Centre, where we have "Meet your Match Wednesdays" where the dogs are not available for public viewing (the Cattery is open as usual) and we bring potential matches to meet you. 

You can see dogs and cats looking for their forever homes on our website. If you are interested in rehoming a specific dog or cat, or you are looking for one to join your home, please complete an "Interested Parties Form for dogs" or "Interested Parties form for cats" on our website. We will work with you to find the right match.

You can read more about our rehoming process for dogs here and our rehoming process for cats here

Charity Shop Opening

The Charity Shop will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and then open as usual from 10am to 2:30pm every day.

How to keep your animals safe and well at Christmas

Please click here for our advice on keeping your animals safe and well this Christmas 

What to do if you see cruelty or an animal in distress

Please contact the RSPCA Animal Cruelty line on 0300 1234 999. For more information or to report cruelty or distress of an animal securely online visit - https://www.rspca.org.uk/utilities/contactus/reportcruelty

Please note that the local RSPCA Centre is a rescue and rehoming Centre, to contact RSPCA Inspectors please call the Cruelty line.

What to do if you find a stray dog

Please contact the local authority of the district where the dog was found. It is likely that during the Christmas period that you may need the out-of-ours dog warden number.

The districts in Leicestershire and Rutland are as follows:

What to do if you've lost your dog

Contact the local authority of the district where your dog was lost. Please make sure that your microchip details are up to date. You may also wish to contact local vets and rescue centres. You can also register your dog as lost on http://www.doglost.co.uk

What to do if you've lost your cat

Contact local vets and rescue centres. Please make sure your microchip details are up to date. It is also worth popping flyers through your neighbour's doors. You can also report your lost cat on https://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk