|Are you an animal lover? Would you like to help an animal charity? Do you want to become more involved with organisations that help animals?? Then check out the following sites and information.It could be something as simple as a couple of hours of your time rattling a tin in the High Street, or sending a cheque to become a Sponsor Mum (or Dad!) to a poor cat or other animal who cannot be re-homed.At the moment I am a Sponsor Mum to Carly (from the Cats Protection), and also Daniel P from The Donkey Sanctuary. When funds allow I donate to the Dr Hadwen Trust. They believe in Humanity In Research. (Further details below).Please do what you can to help the animals – they can’t speak for themselves, there are some cruel people in this world and the animals need someone to speak up for them! Shout out loud!If you know of any charities you would like added to this ever growing list, then please let me know and I’ll add them in for you.|
|Animal AidThis website provides extremely detailed info about animal rights, and campaigns against animal abuse. Well worth supporting!Animals In Need (Maxicare)The Maxicare dog rehoming centre is based in Northamptonshire. Maxicare is an appeal launched by Animals in Need. They take stray and unwanted dogs from ‘Death Row’ and save them from destruction. The dogs are kept until the right home comes along and no dog is ever destroyed, unless on veterinary advice. The kennels we use offer the best possible care for the dogs while they are with us. Prior to a dog being adopted, a home visit is always made to prospective owners, and an appointment is essential before viewing the dogs. Because we are often unaware of the previous history of the dogs we never re-home them in families with children under the age of five. We do ask for a minimum donation for each dog adopted. Home visits are always carried out prior to any dog leaving the centre and all potential new owners are vetted (as best as possible) to ensure that the dogs are rehomed for life.Maxicare Rehoming Centre|
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Telephone: 01933 270270Registered Charity 1068222BATTERSEA DOGS (AND CATS!) HOMEThis famous dog’s home rescues, re-unites, rehabilitates and rehomes both dogs and cats. Our Domi came from Battersea! Don’t forget them if you’re looking for a cat or cat(s)!! They don’t just find homes for dogs you know! They also have two other homes, one at Old Windsor in Berkshire and one in Brands Hatch in Kent.BLUE CROSSThis charity brings together rescued animals with potential owners through their own adoption centres.www.thebluecross.org.uk/index.htmlBORN FREEA very informative website which encourages everyone to treat all individual animals with respect, whilst helping to prevent cruelty and suffering to all animals. www.bornfree.org.uk/bornfree.htm CAT CHAT Gemini & George run this site, aided of course by their two human slaves, er, helpers! They are a support site for cat rescue in the UK, featuring every size of rescue organisation, and featuring cats for rehoming. If you’re looking for a kitty, then please look at this site, your perfect kitty could be waiting here to share your home and love!Snailmail/Pigeon
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http://www.catchat.orgCATS PROTECTIONThe Cats Protection League that was (now just called Cats Protection) is a feline charity which rescues and rehomes unwanted cats and kittens. Give them your support, I do! The long established charity also provides advice on how to look after your feline friends.
CELIA HAMMOND TRUSTThey provide low cost neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping, rescue/rehoming and, recently, low cost veterinary services in our two London Clinics to those on low incomes but who don’t fall into the remit of the Blue Cross or PDSA. They also rescue feral cats (as well as the tame version!) and rehome them in secure homes with space such as tables/farms/smallholdings.
They also have a sanctuary near Hastings with goats, a couple of horses, LOTS of cats, rabbits, chickens etc.
www.celiahammond.orgCHIMPS4MEAs you all know, monkeys and chimps have always been a passion of mine and so I’m pleased to add this link to a dedicated website by Michael Chambers, wildlife photographer and conservationist. Chimps4me is a non profit organisation and committed to educating people and promoting awareness of these endangered apes. Michael’s natural determination, commitment and challenge for helping www.mona-uk.org and ww.fundacionmona.org helps promote awareness of the charities dedication in caring for chimpanzees suffering in captivity.
http://www.chimps4me.com/index.htmCINNAMON TRUST‘The National Charity for elderly or terminally ill people and their pets.’ The Cinnamon Trust have an established national network of some 4,500 registered volunteers. All volunteers are tasked from their headquarters in Cornwall and all help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turn to visit housebound owners, to take dogs for daily walks; volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, they go and buy the cat food, clean the budgie’s cage out. We have established a national register of nursing homes, residential homes, sheltered housing for the elderly that will accept residents and their pets.
www.cinnamon.org.uk/DOGS TRUSTThe Dogs Trust, formerly known as the NCDL, has always campaigned on dog-welfare related issues to ensure a safe and happy future for our four-legged friends. Re-home a dog from a charity and give them all the love they deserve!
DOG RESCUE PAGES UKFind a dog re-homing centre near you. This site lists them for you in one easy place!
www.dogpages.org.ukDONKEY SANCTUARYThe Donkey Sanctuary rescues unwanted donkeys and they live out their lives in happiness at several centres around the UK. I’m a Sponsor Mum to Daniel P from Sidmouth, Devon.
www.donkeysanctuary.org.ukDR HADWEN TRUSTThey research into illnesses and diseases but WITHOUT using animals to do it. Much more humane, specially when you see what is done to the poor things “in the interests of research”.
www.drhadwentrust.org.ukFELINE ADVISORY BUREAUA website for the health and welfare of cats everywhere!
www.fabcats.orgFURRY FRIENDS IN NEED
“Saving the life of one animal may not change the world but surely the world will change for that one animal”. Julie and her husband are in Greece and are trying to help alleviate the pain and suffering of cats and dogs there. Please help them if you can – it all helps!
GREYFORUMS.NETA website all about African Greys. Well worth a look and join if you have any questions, very knowledgeable group of people.
task,add_link&Itemid=/INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFAREThis organisation campaigns across the world to protect all animals and to improve their living environments. I first supported this organisation when at school to stop the culling of baby seals.
www.ifaw.orgINTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR THE PROTECTION OF HORSESThis organisation is dedicated to improving horse welfare across the UK, they also rescues horses.
www.ilph.orgINTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE (UK)The International Primate Protection League (UK) is dedicated to protecting all monkeys and apes, whether wild or captive, anywhere in the world. Monkeys are a passion of mine, so anything that will help them is good by me. IPPL recognises monkeys and apes as intelligent, sensitive individuals whose welfare and survival depend upon human action. They cannot speak for themselves…http://www.ippl-uk.org/index.htmlKOREAN ANIMALSThanks Jenny for this link for your charity which is trying to educate young Koreans (and some older ones), not to torture and eat dogs (and cats!). Some of the stuff that goes on out there is truly horrific and this is only a very small organization to help. They are trying to set up a UK branch for fund raising. More info can be found on their website. The email address of Yon Kerr (the girl who is trying to register the UK branch) is [email protected]
www.koreananimals.orgKorean Animal Protection Society
Thanks Emma for letting me know about the charity which is based in Daegu, South Korea. Basically KAPS is a not for profit organization currently running two sanctuaries and one adoption shelter. There are approximately 300 cats cared for by KAPS along with a ‘catch and release’ neutering programme. There are also approximately 100 or so dogs, this number changes more regularly because of the adoption centre. KAPS catches more than 2000 dogs and cats a year on the streets of Daegu. Some are abandoned or lost pets, some have been maltreated and some are street animals. In many countries ‘catch and release’ is a great option. In Korea, the dogs on the street are caught by dog dealers for consumption and cats are considered dirty and often beaten. Consequently KAPS is always in need of food donations. They are also trying to increase the numbers of foreign volunteers. Either grooming, walking and training dogs or socializing dogs and cats. If anyone would be interested in this they could email Sunnan direct at: [email protected] WORLDMonkey World is based on the coast and rescues Monkeys (mainly chimpanzees). Help the monkeys live out their lives in comfort!
www.monkeyworld.orgNATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUSTThis charity provides care for unwanted and ill-treated animals, provided at it’s re-homing centres across the UK.
www.nawt.org.ukNATIONAL CANINE DEFENCE LEAGUEThis charity offers unwanted dogs a second chance of rehoming, that also campaign about other dog-related issues.
www.ncdl.org.ukPDSAPDSA cares for the pets of needy people by providing free veterinary services to their sick and injured pets and by promoting responsible pet ownership. PDSA relies completely on the generosity of animal lovers who help us by donating their time, energy, enthusiasm and, of course, money in many different ways
The RSPCA is one of the most well known animal charities here in the UK and I’m proud to put a link to it here. I’ve been making blankets for the kitties in their local shelter for many years now. A friend of mine got a lovely Polydactyl Cat from there (it means she had six toes – she was so cute!!!).PET INSURANCE
If you’re looking for Pet Insurance, here is a good place to start! It lists lots of companies alphabetically to help you find the right one for you and your little bundle of fur-ness!!!!!!PETS NEED YOUThe UK’s animal rescue web site. Animal rescue centres and private individuals can register pets that need to be rehomed on their searchable database. Their site supports the rescue of companion pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, birds and ferrets.
www.petsneedyou.comPLANET AIRDALEwww.planetairedale.com is dedicated to Airedale Terriers around the world, it’s a fun site with lots of photos, forum, art, articles, rescue information and advice. You’ll see their Airedale Terriers- Molly and Harry on the site – they run it ! 🙂 Very talented using a computer despite their large, hairy paws!
www.planetairdale.comSHACThis website aims to stop Huntingdon Life Sciences. They misuse and abuse animals on a truly horrendous scale and need to be stopped. See Dr Hadwen site for ways NOT to use animals in research. They campaign tirelessly for the animals – do your bit to help – even if it’s just sending an email to your MP!!!!
www.shac.netSOCIETY FOR THE WELFARE OF HORSES AND PONIESAbused and neglected horses are rehomed in loving new homes by this charity.
www.swhp.co.ukSWAN SANCTUARYThe UK’s leading Sanctuary for Swans based in Shepperton, Middlesex. They have moved from Egham which is a sad loss for Egham. Not just for swans but all birds. We’ve had them rescue swans and ducks from our garden several times and you all remember the situation with the swans by the river in Staines with that atrocious man who got his comeuppance!!!The Swan Sanctuary, Felix Lane, Shepperton, TW17 8NN. t: 01932 240790
www.swanuk.org.ukTOWERHILL STABLES.COMA privately run animal sanctuary set up by Fiona Oakes in 1993. The sanctuary provides care and a home for life to over 200 animals. If you can afford to sponsor any of the animals in Fiona’s care then click on the easy to use link from their website. All monies donated are 100% committed to the animals, with no “administration” costs.
www.towerhillstables.comWORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALSWorking to protect animals, prevent cruelty and relieve suffering for them all around the globe.
www.wspa.org.ukWORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATUREA global organisation working to save our natural environment and wildlife. www.wwf-uk.org/core/index.aspIf you would like to be added to this listing or know of an animal charity that should be on here, just email me.