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Volunteering For Animal Charities In Blackpool

Volunteering For Animal Charities In Blackpool

In 2018, the RSPCA received more than 1.1 million calls to its 24-hour animal cruelty line.

You don't need to have pets of your own for the thought of any animal suffering abuse to upset you, while the idea of an animal being lost or abandoned is also an awful thing to consider. Thankfully, there are Blackpool charities which tackle this problem head-on, and they always need the support of people like you who give up their time to volunteer.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to show your support for a cause you believe in, while you may also find that you pick up some new skills and make some new friends during your experience. So continue reading to find out more about some of the best animal charities Blackpool plays host to, and see what volunteering options are available right now.



One of the most recognisable charities in the UK, the RSPCA celebrates its 200th birthday in 2024. The largest animal welfare charity in Britain, it's a leading voice for an array of campaigns, while also helping sick and injured animals in need.

RSPCA Blackpool and North Lancashire is based in Stalmine not far from Blackpool and cares for all sorts of animals including birds, cats, dogs, hedgehogs and other small animals. If you want to lend a hand, you could help with caring for injured animals or getting involved with events and fundraising efforts. You could also volunteer on the admin side of things at the branch's centre on Old Toms Lane.

Cats Protection

As the UK's largest feline charity, Cats Protection was founded back in 1927. It's been campaigning for feline rights ever since, while also helping around 200,000 cats and kittens every year.

It does this through a network of around 40 rehoming centres and 250 volunteer-led branches. You could do your bit by volunteering at your local centre or fostering a cat while a permanent home is found. People's Postcode Lottery players have raised over £3 Million for Cats Protection so far.

Dogs Trust

Established back in 1891, Dogs Trust is one of the oldest and best dog charities in the UK. Like Cats Protection, it also campaigns for canine rights at the same time as rehoming more than 15,000 animals every year.

If you'd like to support them, consider volunteering, fostering a dog temporarily, or even adopting one full-time. Our players have raised over £14 Million so far for this brilliant charity.

Wildlife Trusts

If you want to help wild animals through your volunteering, Blackpool is a good place to be. The Wildlife Trusts is a network of local and regional charities that together care for more than 2,300 nature reserves across the UK, which cover almost 100,000 hectares of land that's teeming with wildlife.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust was founded in 1962 and today has almost 30,000 members. It looks after around 1,300 hectares of land that are home to rare and threatened species, and you can help to maintain this through your volunteering efforts. Volunteering options include helping with something like coppicing, counting numbers of a certain species, or supporting fundraising events. Our players have raised more than £15 Million so far for the Wildlife Trusts.


A true British institution, PDSA has been helping sick and injured pets for more than a century. Set up back in 1917, the charity allows pets whose owners can't afford medical treatments to get the veterinary care they need.

PDSA provides approximately 2.7 million treatments every year, thanks to pet hospitals such as the one on Hawes Side Lane in Blackpool. Our players have raised more than £11 Million to date for this wonderful charity.


If you'd like to know more about getting involved in volunteering in your community, take a look at our Local Causes page and find opportunities near you.

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Last updated: 30/06/2021

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