Help for pet owners from other organisations

In instances where the Cornwall Branch may be unable to assist you, there are other organisations that offer help, support and advice.

RSPCA Cornwall Branch has no affiliation with any of these other charities or organisations, so cannot recommend or endorse them.  Please contact them direct for more information on the support they may be able to offer.


Blue Cross services

Veterinary Care Fund that helps with vet fees up to £300. The vet must register for the scheme and contact Blue Cross on the client’s behalf.

Pet Bereavement Service helps anyone who has lost a pet.


Pet Food Bank is available at various locations. It provides free pet food to anyone struggling with feeding their dogs and cats.


Dogs Trust

Hope Project helps with veterinary fees for any dog owners who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Owners must register their dogs and self refer. Two dogs per owner only. The project also provides details of dog friendly homeless services.

Behaviour Support Line gives free telephone behaviour advice to owners experiencing dog behavioural issues.


Cats Protection

Cat neutering and microchipping financial assistance is means tested for low income households or full time student living away from home. Participating vets only – searchable on website.

Paws to Listen is a pet loss listening service to discuss issues of grief and loss including bereavement, missing, rehomed or nearing end of life / euthanasia.


Refuge4Pets is an animal fostering service for victim-survivors of domestic abuse.


StreetVet provide vet care to owners with no fixed abode. This includes individuals regularly sleeping rough, using night shelters, hostels, living in tents or cars, occupying short-term squats or sofa surfing. They run regular outreach sessions in Penzance, Redruth, Truro, Newquay and St Austell. Owners are required to fill in a form (we are able to do this on their behalf if we have all the information).