The Stubbington Ark (RSPCA Solent Branch) Animal Shelter
174-176 Ranvilles Lane PO14 3EZ
Fareham, Hants GB
Tel 01329 667541
Fax 01329 665262


We are one of the largest RSPCA animal shelters in the Country
Open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm,
to view the animals 10.00am - 3.30pm
Registration closes at 4pm

We operate the Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter, the Stubbington Ark Charity Shop in Fareham, as well as the Veterinary Clinic and Swaythling Centre in Southampton.

The Stubbington Ark is the focus for local animal welfare services covering 400 sq. miles, including the Portsmouth and Southampton area. It provides shelter for all manner of animals, domestic, wildlife, farm stock and exotics and there are usually more than 500 animals on site at any one time. As you can imagine our running costs are extremely high and we have to raise over £3,400 per day to keep the shelter running. We receive no lottery or government funding and in 2013 3% of our income came from the national society. We need to raise 97% of our £1.4 million annual running costs

To keep the Ark afloat we rely on donations and the generosity of our supporters and the business community. We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and are primarily responsible for raising funds locally.

Contacting Us

We receive many telephone calls per day.

To save you time and to help you contact the right people without too much delay, please refer to our

'Useful Numbers' page using the tab on the left.


Adopt a Cat


Click here to see some of the animals waiting for adoption

If you are looking for a pet, please visit the shelter. We do not give out any further details over the phone or keep waiting lists.

If you are seriously considering adopting a pet, you will be required to complete one of our questionnaires
and you must bring proof of address with you.


We urgently need old blankets, sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers

Sorry we cannot accept duvets
or pillows



Supplies of toys for our animals to play with are running low, so if you have any new or pre-loved toys (good condition please)
Bring them along to the shelter
Rubber rings, tug chews, cat toys all gratefully received

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Due to the high increase in our cat intake we desperately need donations of cat food.
All brands but especially
Whiskas and Felix (all varieties)

Click here for more news and events

Donations Wanted

We are actively fundraising to keep the Ark afloat and would therefore welcome any support you may be able to offer.

£5 will run a heat lamp for a sick animal for 2 weeks.
£7 will buy kongs to keep our dogs' minds busy.
£8 will feed a rabbit for four weeks.
£10 gives exercise equipment for a ferret or rodent.
£40 will neuter or spay a cat.
£85 will neuter a dog.
£150 will provide a shelter in the exercise paddocks


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