There has been a branch of the RSPCA in Rochdale since 1890. For the last 82 years, it has been sited on Redcross Street and despite a chequered history, it has continued to cater for both domestic and wild animals 24 hours a day.
Funding for the running of the centre is all raised locally, very little actually comes from the national parent organisation. 8 charity shops can be found throughout the borough, which help enormously with the running costs of the centre.
The building on Redcross Street is now reaching the end of its useful life and in an exciting project, the RSPCA moved to a new home at Hollingworth Lake Country Park at the end of 2022.
The fabulous new centre includes an attractive larger café (with a dog-friendly seating area), improved toilet facilities, upgraded reception and information area, plus a meeting room for community activities and new premises for the country park rangers. The new centre is an attractive and much improved facility for all visitors to enjoy.