EVENT – Autumn Fair 2021

This event took place on the 24th October 2021, to see how it went, click here:

Autumn Fair 2021

Date: Sunday 24th October 2021

Time: 12noon til 4pm

Location: Hillfield Animal Home, Hillfield Lane, Stretton, DE13 0BN.

Entry Fee: £1 includes free entry into raffle.

Tickets are available on the gate or book now.

Online Booking

Click ‘BOOK NOW’ to buy your entry tickets, to enter your cat, dog and rabbit into the Pet Competitions. 


There is parking available on our field at the bottom of the drive. Parking at own risk. 

Alternative parking available within the village.

Please avoid parking on Hillfield Lane and our Driveway as this can block access onto our site and into the village.

There are limited disabled parking spaces located on our field at the bottom of the drive.

We have one disabled toilet on site for public use.

There will be hand sanitiser available on all stalls.

There are limited card readers across the site for contactless and chip and pin payments.

Corporate Donors

Wing Wah

Raffle Prize

Beacon Hotel | Roseacre Pub Company

Raffle Prize

Experience Days

Burton Albion

Raffle Prize

The National Brewery Centre

Raffle Prize

Wetmore Fish & Chips

Raffle Prize

30 Year’s at Hillfield Animal Home

In 2019, we celebrated 30 years at Hillfield Animal Home. But this was not the beginning of the RSPCA Burton upon Trent & District Branch, in actual fact, it began right back in 1876!

The Burton upon Trent & District Branch started its life
on July28th 1876, in a room at 190 Horninglow Street, the home and surgery of
Dr Henry Edward Bridgman. Within a week of this first meeting, the Parent
Association gave recognition to the newly formed committee, so the Branch was

On May 13th, 1938, the clinic for Animals was opened at 12
Rosemount Road, the home of inspector L. Moon. The clinic was open for one hour
every Friday evening until the start of the second world war sixteen months

In 1971, Major Langham opened the RSPCA kennels in Green Lane, Tutbury after a short spell operating from kennels in Hoar Cross. Green Lane was operational until our current purpose built kennels and cattery were opened on November 7th, 1989 at Hillfield Lane.

We still run the Animal Home at Stretton, which takes in, cares for and rehomes unwanted, neglected and ill-treated dogs, cats and small animals. We added three compounds and a duck pond, all labour being provided by volunteers, in 1994. We nearly always have a waiting list of animals to be taken in from the general public who no longer wish to keep them for many different reasons. 

The Burton upon Trent & District Branch covers a wide area, including Ashby, Measham, Netherseal, Packington, Swadlincote, Melbourne, Ticknall, Winshill, Uttoxeter, Stapenhill, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley and all the villages in between! 

The Branch and Animal Home is administered by an annually
appointed committee, who also act as trustees for the Branch. The local group
of fund-raisers work hard all year round raising funds to keep the Branch and
the Animal Home running smoothly. The Branch is a self-funded charity, relying
on the generosity of the general public and local businesses and the hard work
and dedication of our staff and volunteers. 

In the last few years we have added 2 shops, one in Burton town centre and one in Swadlincote town centre with plans to open a third store next year specialising in second hand furniture. Each year, the Animal Home runs several key events to help raise extra funds including our Summer Fair/Fun Day, Christmas Market and Bingo evenings.

Most Recently we held a 30th Birthday event with a dog show to celebrate and raised lots of much needed funds. Our 30th birthday also signifies the fact that our kennels and cattery are now 30 years old and seriously in need of renovation. Unfortunately we can only make these much needed improvements with the help of our community, if you can’t make it to our fundraising events, please remember that you can click to donate here.

Cat Neutering Scheme

Working with Cats Protection, we’re offering a cat neutering scheme helping you to meet the costs of neutering your cat to ensure that they remain healthy and happy. 

If you’re eligible under the scheme, you can get your pet cat neutered and microchipped for just £5.

Take a look at the map below and call your local participating vet to get booked in! (Your vet will request proof of eligibility upon appointment)

For more information, please go to our main site here

One Fun Day Summer Fair & Dog Show

Hillfield Animal Home have been having a Summer Fair (of sorts) for 30 years now and this year was no different! Another hugely successful event that saw our local community out in force to support us here at their local RSPCA branch.

As always, the event was well attended and a great day was had by all. Our Fun Dog Show was more popular than ever before with around 70 dogs entering categories such as ‘Most Adorable OAP’, ‘Best Rescue’ and ‘Cutest Crossbreed’. The Dog Show was hosted and judged by the delightful Inspector Herchy Boal who you may recognise from Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers. However, it was Taz that stole everyone’s hearts and was crowned Best in Show accompanied by his owner.

Taz – Best in Show 2019

All in all, the day was a huge success with a grand total of £4285 being raised on the day to help fund the animal home. A huge thanks goes out to

  • Oscars Pet Foods South Derbyshire
  • Burton Albion Football Club
  • Paul Spencer Photography
  • Red Carpet Cinema
  • Sainsbury’s in Burton
  • Little Dog Laughs
  • Yoshi
  • Tesco
  • Pets at Home
  • Stanton Nurseries
  • All of the staff, volunteers and supporters at Hillfield Animal Home