RSPCA Isle of Wight appeals for donations in wake of large dog seizure in Cowes


RSPCA Isle of Wight calls for donations of dog food, collars and blankets just days after 65 dogs were seized from a van and a property in Cowes.

Last Monday, Police seized 65 dogs from a van and a house on Fellows Road, Cowes, which were then handed over to the RSPCA.

In a Facebook post, RSPCA Isle of Wight has appealed to the public for donations from the public, as well as money to cover the cost of medical bills.

The animal centre, based in Godshill, is in need of small-breed dog food, canned wet food – Chappie is preferred – small breed dog collars, sheets and blankets.

The Facebook post said: “It costs over £2000 each day to keep RSPCA Isle of Wight Animal Centre running.

“We currently receive no funding from other sources, so the branch is responsible for
raising all the money locally to stay open and to operate as a community animal shelter – to do this we need the support of animal-lovers on the Isle of Wight.

“Many animals come into the centre after being rescued by RSPCA inspectors from
unimaginable levels of cruelty, neglect or abuse.

“Teams of staff and volunteers at the rescue centre then go to extraordinary lengths to
rehabilitate and rehome the animals in our care yet this can sadly take time, and money,
with some animals facing extensive veterinary treatment and long-term care.

“Every individual animal’s life matters to us and, as animal lovers, we do everything we can to help, and hope you will too! Thank you for your much-needed support.”

Donations can be made in person in the Godshill animal centre or via the RSPCA website: www.rspca-iowbranch.org.uk