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


One of the largest RSPCA animal shelters in the Country
Open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Viewing 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 are a seperately registered branch of the RSPCA and are primarily responsible for raising funds locally"

To keep the Ark afloat we rely on donations and the generosity of our supporters and the business community.

Contacting Us

We receive many many telephone calls per day.

To save you time and to help you contact the right people without to much delay. Please refer to our

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


Adopt a Cat

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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 asked to fill in one of our questionnaires
and you must bring proof of address with you.

Sat 25th October
Lockswood Centre, Locks Heath
SO31 6DX

Pick up your Christmas bargains early and beat the crowds.
Kids Toys, Crafts, Cakes
and much more
Tables available to Hire
Contact Fundraising on 01329 666916

Desperately seeking Soft Toys
to use for our Soft Toy Tombola
for Shows and Fairs

All shapes, sizes wanted
New or Pre-loved
but must be Clean and
ready to use
Please deliver to the Shelter
marked 'Fundraising Dept'
Thank You

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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


For other ways to help, click here