The following organisations may be able to help with the cost of vet’s fees, neutering or spaying if you’re on a low income or benefits:
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PDSA Hospital, Brighton
If you’re on benefits and you live in the following postcodes you can register with the PDSA who will treat one animal free and others at reduced rates:
BN1-15, BN41-45, RH15-17, RH20
See their website for more information HERE
You can check your eligibility at the foot of their page.
PDSA Hospital, Cowplain, Portsmouth
If you’re on benefits and live in Bognor, Felpham, Littlehampton and Portsmouth areas you may be able to register with this PDSA branch.
To check if you’re eligible and to learn more click HERE
Worthing Animal Clinic
This charity provides subsidised veterinary treatment for up to 3 animals to people living in postcodes BN11-17 (Lancing/Worthing/Littlehampton), who are on means tested benefits or recognised as homeless. Details can be found HERE
Telephone: 01903 202248 Email: email@example.com
RSPCA Sussex North and Brighton
If you are on a low income or benefits, are not eligible for the PDSA and live in this area, check the RSPCA map to see if your address is covered, click HERE
Then go to their Advice page where there’s a menu option for Neutering (telephone 01273 554218 from 10.30am – 4pm) and for Veterinary Assistance where there’s an application form.
RSPCA Mid Sussex and Eastbourne
If you are on benefits and live in this area, check to see if your address is covered HERE
If you’re in this area you can call on 01323 844727 between 6 and 9 pm.
RSPCA Sussex East and Hastings
If you’re on benefits and live in this area, check to see if your address is covered HERE
If you’re in this area you can call 01424 752121 between 11 am and 3 pm
They help with the cost of neutering cats with some regional campaigns offering free, £5 or £10 deals. See their website HERE
Click on Regional Neutering Campaigns and the South East is listed at the foot of the page.
Dog’s Trust Emergency Fund
The Dog’s Trust may be able to help with the cost of emergency veterinary treatment up to 25% of the bill or £350 (whichever is the lesser amount). You need to ask your vet to contact them, see their page for details HERE
Blue Cross Veterinary Care Fund
This provides help up to £300 for cases fitting their criteria. Your vet needs to register for this at this address:
They can then make an application per case using this link:
This is a charity which can sometimes help people trying to raise money for expensive veterinary treatment.
Please also ask your vet if they know anyone who can help with the cost of veterinary treatment or neutering
Please note, all this information is current at 1st September 2023 and subject to change without notice.
This is a list of rescues which may be appropriate for your needs. They are in no particular order.
Please note, we don’t have personal experience of all of these so they are not recommendations, nor is the list totally exhaustive, there are many individual breed rescues and other local rescues in areas apart from Sussex.
Please research them carefully before making a commitment. Ideally a rescue should know their animal thoroughly before offering it for adoption, home check applicants very carefully and provide back-up for the lifetime of that animal.
Dog Rescue Directory, a list of rescues https://dogrescuedirectory.co.uk/location/
The UK Cat Rescue Website, a list of rescues https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-rescue-centres-uk-ireland
Dog’s Trust https://www.dogstrust.org.uk
Kit Wilson https://kitwilsontrust.org.uk
Holbrook Animal Rescue https://www.holbrookanimalrescue.com
Barby Keel https://barbykeelanimalsanctuary.org/
Clymping Dog Sanctuary http://clympingdogsanctuary.co.uk
Tesa’s Rescue https://tesasrescue.com
Many Tears https://www.manytearsrescue.org
Flori’s Friends Rescue https://florisfriendsrescue.org
Cane Corso UK & Molosser Rescue https://canecorsoukmolosserrescue.co.uk/
Large Breed Dog Rescue https://www.largebreeddogrescueuk.co.uk
Garbo’s GSD Rescue https://www.garbosgsdrescue.co.uk
Eastbourne Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rescue https://ergpr.co.uk/
The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre, nr Chichester https://crrc.co.uk/about-us/
We hope this may help.
Please note, all this information is current when published and subject to change without notice.