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Reporter: Lucy Kenderdine
Date online: 01 April 2014

RSPCA shelter to be rehomed
AFTER spending years finding new homes for cats and dogs, the RSPCA is getting ready to be re-homed itself after agreeing to the sale of its current base to Oldham Council.

The charity will move from Rhodes Bank to Strinesdale, it was revealed at a meeting of the council’s cabinet last night.

The site, which currently houses the RSPCA Bury and Oldham district branch and shelter, forms part of the council’s plans to improve the Mumps area.

The centre, which houses a cattery and dog kennels, was told early last year that, as part of the major regeneration scheme taking place throughout the town, the council would be demolishing anything standing on the land the council owned around Rhodes Bank.

Vikki Walsh, animal care manager at the RSPCA shelter, said: “We are very happy to have a firm idea about what will be happening after years of uncertainty.

“It was a tough search to find a new home but we are really happy about the new site,” Vikki added.

“It’s bigger than the current premises on Rhodes Bank and more suited to our needs.

“Hopefully it means we will be able to expand some of our services and take in more animals in future.”

The site will need renovation before the shelter can move, some of the cost of which the council will pay. It is expected that the move will take 12-18 months.


If this move is in the best interest of the animals, then it gets my seal of approval.

Good Luck to the RSPCA and their new premises. Lets hope the people of Oldham pull together to help what is THEIR local animal shelter and consider directing their next donation of clothes etc to them, a LOCAL worthwhile Charity, and which is not a 'fictitious' one.

I totally 100% agree with binangonandunit, their are too many fictitious charities for example the bag packers at the local supermarkets wanting other people to fund their hobbies, those people annoy me because they take away money from real charities like the RSPCA, i think Strinesdale is a much better place for them to relocate parking was a nightmare at Rhodes Bank i almost got a parking ticket once when i visited there to donate some food :(

Fully supportive of the move.

Totally appalled by people who denigrate a charity caring for people compared with one caring for animals. I wonder if they claim to be Christians?

And if SaddFinest parked where he shouldn't have done why shouldn't he have had a ticket?

JMTS... No-one on this posting has denigrated any charity caring for people!? Only 'FICTITIOUS' charities, whose 'Reg Charity' Number doesn't exist when you take the time to check them out...try it.. Everyone is free to choose which charity they wish to donate to... Read things more slowly and all will be clearer....!

If the previous posters had talked about fictitious charities without feeling the need to put the word in quotation marks then perhaps they would be talking about fictitious charities but the use of the quotation marks suggests a code for charities they do not approve of. Not only do I read slowly, I read between the lines.


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