So far this year we have found new homes for
 23 dogs 
28 cats!

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Welcome to Animal Rescue Cumbria

Re-homing animals since 1972

From humble beginnings in 1972 Animal Rescue Cumbria has grown and these days is a well-established rescue which takes in and rehomes over 100 dogs and 180 cats and kittens every year.

The animals we take in are unwanted or lost and homeless. We provide a secure and caring environment and help all our animals adapt and find permanent, loving new homes. We also provide support and guidance for pet owners and do educational work to increase awareness of the responsibility we all have towards animals and their welfare.

We can’t do this without your help! There are lots of ways you can be involved, like rehoming an animal, volunteering your time or making a donation.

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Our Mission

To take in unwanted and lost cats and dogs, provide a secure and caring environment and to help all our animals adapt and find permanent, loving new homes. To provide support and guidance for pet owners and increase the public’s awareness of their responsibility towards animals.

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Our Purpose

Animal Rescue Cumbria’s trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters do this by:

  • Providing the best possible care for animals in our shelter;
  • Offering enrichment opportunities to help animals adapt to different environments;
  • Providing lifelong support for owners and their new pets;
  • Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public in Cumbria and beyond;
  • Valuing each other (trustees, staff, volunteers, supporters and partners); and
  • Being entrepreneurial and pursuing diverse income streams in order to survive and prosper.

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Latest News & Events

  • Our Pet Shop will be open again this weekend - Sunday 25th between 11am and 3pm - keep an eye on our Facebook Page for items for sale:
    https://www.facebook.com/prelovedforpets/

  • SOLD OUT!!!
    Our Motown evening will be held on February 23rd. Tickets are £7.50 and include pie and peas supper. Tickets are available to buy from the rescue. Please call us on 01539 824293 to buy and reserve your tickets.

Latest News & Events

  • Our Pet Shop will be open again this weekend - Sunday 25th between 11am and 3pm - keep an eye on our Facebook Page for items for sale:
    https://www.facebook.com/prelovedforpets/

  • SOLD OUT!!!
    Our Motown evening will be held on February 23rd. Tickets are £7.50 and include pie and peas supper. Tickets are available to buy from the rescue. Please call us on 01539 824293 to buy and reserve your tickets.

Join us on Facebook!

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Some of our new furry friends!

Animal Rescue Cumbria

 The Wainwright Shelter
Kapellan
Grayrigg
Near Kendal
Cumbria LA8 9BS

Registered Charity number: 1153737

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