St. Austell - 3 Hours per week

New Year, New You, making friends by volunteering to raise funds to help animals at the RSPCA Cornwall Rehoming Centre, St. Columb.

Come and join our friendly St. Austell team in the charity shop at Eliot Road, selling good quality donated goods.

Shifts are from 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm.

For information please phone Liz.

Tel: 01726 72657

Cattery Temporary Closure

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Due to essential refurbishment works our Rehoming Cattery is temporarily closed. If you see a cat on our website that you are interested in meeting, please give the Centre a call on 01637 881455 and an appointment can be made. Thank you

Trustees Required


Make animals your business and support the RSPCA by becoming a branch trustee. For more information see HERE

Cat Microchipping


There's free of charge microchipping at the Venton Centre for cats whose humans receive means-tested benefits.

To see more information please click HERE

RSPCA Cornwall Branch Christmas Fayre


We held our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 25th November, 2017 between 11am and 3pm. If you wish to look at the sort of things that went on please see HERE

We would like to thank all those who attended.

Summer Fete and Fun Dog Show 3rd June 2017


We held our Summer Fete and Dog Show on Saturday, 3rd June. See more information HERE

To see a report of the day and some photos see HERE

Easy Fundraising


Don't forget to collect FREE donations with easyfundraising when you do your shopping online! With over 3,000 retailers to choose from, you'll find all all you need.

Sign up today, it's quick and easy: HERE

How we did in 2017


In 2017 the Venton Centre rehomed 316 animals which is down on 2016. You can see the reason why by going to our dedicated page see below.

To see more information please click HERE

New Law for Microchipping is now in force


Dog microchipping becomes compulsory across UK.

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RSPCA Cornwall Branch is offering microchipping and registration of dogs and cats for just £15. Please phone to make an appointment.

Volunteers often needed


We have a dedicated page where you can see the help we need, please see HERE



Door to door collectors may be in your area. See more information HERE

Please take time to read the extra information as it's particularly important at the moment to check that the person knocking on your door is a genuine collector as there are people in our area at the moment that are not!

Cat Neutering


Cats Protection Truro and District Branch are offering cat neutering (means tested) for £5. For more information see HERE

We also are running a cat spay campaign, which is open to all residents in Cornwall with a female cat. For more information see HERE

Can you help us with any of these items???

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Towels and tins of cat food and biscuits

We receive fewer donated tins of meat for our cats than for the dogs. Our food bill is very high so donations of tinned meat and biscuits for the cats will be much appreciated.

Dog Chews

We need rawhide chews. They are great for the dogs, giving them something to do and reducing stress.


Hay or straw

We will be grateful to receive donations of hay or straw to use in the small animal accommodation.



We continually need supplies of newspaper and will be glad to receive donations.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Duck to Water Campaign


We are currently running a campaign to ensure that farmed ducks have full body access to water.

We are working with supermarkets to ensure this.

for more information please see HERE

House clearances and donations

If you need to arrange a house clearance please ring the Animal Centre and we'll come to collect by appointment. house clearance We are glad to receive your unwanted good quality items to sell in our shops such as clothing, accessories, pictures and bric-a-brac. We cannot sell electrical appliances or large furniture.

Goods can be taken to any of the shops (addresses on our RSPCA Shops page) or to the Centre at St Columb.

Golden Oldie Appeal


Our funds have been depleted due to increasing costs and so we are launching a special Golden Oldie donations appeal highlighting the plight of elderly pets that are brought to us for rehoming.

RSPCA Cornwall Branch is a registered charity that only exists through public support.

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Success Stories Wanted


Owners who have adopted a pet often email the Centre and tell us how things are progressing. It is always encouraging to see animals happily settled and we thought it would be nice to share some with you via the web site.

Hence, we have started a 'success' section, in which owners contribute a few words and pictures telling us how their pet is settling in the new home.

If you feel that you may have something to share, please email the centre with your experiences.

To see the sort of thing we want, see the 'SUCCESS' page here .