Following the recent Government guidelines, the RSPCA Milton Keynes & North Bucks Branch has announced they cannot accept animals from the public.
A statement published on the website reads: "We must close to the public until further notice.
"This means that we cannot accept animals from the public, and are looking after existing animals in our care, and new animals brought in via our animal rescue teams."
As a result, the animal charity is now only dealing with emergency cases brought in by 'frontline officers'.
People who have animal welfare concerns are advised to call the RSPCA's national cruelty line for advice: 0300 1234 999.
If you have a badly injured stray or wild animal, you are advised to call your local vet for advice. Do not attend a vet practice without calling first, says the RSPCA.
RSPCA Milton Keynes & North Bucks has set up an Amazon wish list and are asking members of the public to donate. Items desperately needed include guinea pig and rabbit food/toys and puppy training pads. Click here to view the wish list.
Information for the public regarding...
The RSPCA has a team of frontline officers working around the clock across England and Wales to deal with emergency only cases. Our officers are wearing protective clothing, regularly handwashing before and after handling animals, avoiding entering premises and asking people to bring animals to the door where appropriate and keeping their vans clean. They are sanitising their hands whenever they leave their vehicles.
24-hour rescue line
Each year the RSPCA answers more than a million calls from the public concerned about animals. Please only call in the event of an emergency. For everything else please look on our website as there is lots of information on there. Those calling with emergencies please be patient, as despite contingency planning, we have fewer people available to answer calls.
The RSPCA has 17 nationally run animal centres. These are now closed to the public and we have paused rehoming and fostering and will resume as soon as it is safe. Staff and volunteers will be focusing on giving love and attention to the hundreds of animals in our care.
Our four hospital teams in London, Birmingham and Manchester are still working to help emergency cases of sick and injured animals, prioritising our animals rescued by frontline staff, but also providing services to our clients on an appointment only basis.
Our four wildlife centre teams are still working around the clock to help rehabilitate and release sick and injured wild animals. Our centres are not open to the public. If you find a sick or injured wild animal please contact our emergency line - 0300 1234 999. If you’ve found a baby animal which appears to be orphaned there’s also advice on our website.
There are over 150 RSPCA branches, registered charities in their own right, which are part of the RSPCA family running vital clinics, rehoming centres and charity shops.
Centres and shops have closed to the public. Please check their websites, social media channels for details of any emergency services they may be operating.