Changes at Blue Cross and what these mean for our future

Three foals and a horse enjoy grazing in a field

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that we’ve had to find new ways to reach the pets and people who need us most. We’ll be using this knowledge to access even more of the 2.6 million pets who are most in need of our help to ensure they’re happy and healthy.

Our new UK-wide strategy outlines how we’ll evolve and adapt our services so that we can reach even more pets and people in need. These changes will:

  • reduce our costs by £1 million a year
  • improve our approach to pet care services locally
  • strengthen our ability to help more animals nationally 

This plan reflects changes beyond our control in the last year and demonstrates our commitment to helping more pets and people in need, which is at the very heart of our charity’s goals.

Changes at Blue Cross 

Following in-depth consultations with staff, these plans regrettably include closing four of our rehoming centres in Oxfordshire, Cambridge, and Devon and redundancies for some of our colleagues at these centres and in back office support functions. Where possible, we have been able to offer new roles to those affected so that they can carry on their life-changing work.

Our teams are exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about our charity and the love they’ve extended to pets and people is an indelible part of the organisation’s legacy and why this decision has been incredibly difficult. We are extremely grateful for their contribution and very much hope they remain connected, in some way, to Blue Cross.

How this will impact these areas

If you are local to rehoming centres in Oxfordshire, Cambridge or Devon we want to reassure you that support will still be available to you, your community, pets in crisis and owners with nowhere else to turn.

Thank you for your continued support.

Read our strategy

— Page last updated 07/07/2021