Animal Rescue

This page provides information about the Last Chance Animal Rescue centre, located in New Romney, and contact details for other Wildlife Rescue Centres in Kent.

Wildlife Rescue Centres

There are a number of organistaions and individuals who offer help in the case of animals and birds in distress. A good place to start is the RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre, who  provide rehabilitation and rehoming of domestic animals and are a temporary holding centre for wildlife casualties. You can contact the centre Telephone Icon 0300 123 0751 or visit their website Website Icon Leybourne Animal Centre.

For a full list of Wildlife Rescue Centres, please click pdf Icon  here.


Last Chance Animal Rescue Centre

The Last Chance Animal Rescue Centre is a registered charity founded in 1986 by Sylvia Wragg, its aim being to rescue and rehome unwanted and abandoned animals. Our second Centre opened in New Romney in 2015 and has the same aims and objectives.

At New Romney we take in dogs and cats, with the Centre constantly filled from two main sources: local ‘handed-in’ pets and Welsh ‘Pound dogs’ saved from their death row sentence. For many it truly is their Last Chance.

  • We rescue animals of all types, some waiting destruction in Welsh Pounds, others handed in to us for whatever reason, good or bad.
  • ​We provide medical care, food, shelter and love for them all and ultimately find them loving homes. If for any reason, things do not work out, we always take them back.
  • We inoculate and worm all our animals and ensure they receive any medical treatment they may require.
  • ​We also neuter as many of our animals as possible, new owners of any un-neutered animals are bound by agreement to carry out this vital task at the earliest opportunity.


Every eligible dog or cat leaves our Rescue Centre with 4 weeks free insurance from a leading company, new owners are then given the opportunity to extend such cover by subscribing to the scheme.

​Our staff are always available to advise on training or behavioural issues, and are there to assist if needed.

Our Services

Our veterinary surgeon checks, worms and inoculates all animals, and implements our rigorous neutering policy, as we strongly believe this makes a happier pet and is the most important step in reducing the escalating problem of pet overpopulation. We also indenti-chip all our dogs and cats.

We have a non-destruction policy, except on humane grounds, and carry out individual home checks before any animal is placed in a new home, along with follow up visits to ensure the animal has settled.

Our adopters sign a legal document declaring to give the best possible care, and to ensure the animal is neutered at the earliest opportunity if this has not already been carried out, we always prefer to home animals to households where existing pets are neutered. We ask for adoption donations; for dogs £130 and for cats £65.

We always take back any former resident if the adopter is unable to keep it, thus ensuring future security for any animal entering Last Chance

Help Us

There are many ways you can help us from becoming a member, giving a donation to being a foster or a homechecker.
To find out more please visit the Last Chance Animal Rescue website.


Give an Animal a Home

Could you give a dog, cat or rabbit a home? Dogs, cats and rabits have often found themselves looking for new homes through no fault of their own. Family break-ups, death of previous owner, or lack of training in their former home are common causes. The last thing they need is to go into another home that has no understanding of them, yet wants them to understand our human world. 
To find out more please visit the Last Chance Animal Rescue website.

Contact Us

You can telephone us Telephone Icon 01797 366620 or use our contact form.