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Animal Rescue is staffed by a small team of able and dedicated professional carers, who are supplemented by equally dedicated volunteers.

We take in and rescue cats and dogs and find them, wherever possible, suitable new homes. We get animals in for all sorts of reasons, from stray and abandoned to people moving house and unable to take them.

In 1972 a group of like minded ladies formed Animal Rescue Cumbria after reading an article in the local press stating that a large number of pets were being put to sleep by the local RSPCA because suitable homes were not available.

The group were determined to do better and did so by taking animals into their homes and boarding them at various establishments until permanent approved homes could be found.

They embarked on numerous fund raising activities to provide food, shelter and veterinary care.
In 1974 the group recruited Alfred & Betty Wainwright. Alfred Wainwright was elected Chairman of the organisation and under his guidance, Animal Rescue Cumbria was registered as a Charity.

Through the generosity of A.W. a fund was established with a view to creating a Rescue Centre. After a lot of effort Kapellan was bought in 1984 and a year later was running as a Rescue Centre. However, since his death we have been completely dependant on legacies and donations and are extremely grateful to all those who continue to help us in this way.
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