So far this year we have found new homes for
 53 dogs 
69 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 300 dogs, 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 Cabin will be open next Sunday 24th June 11am to 3pm at the shelter near Grayrigg, Kendal.
    Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook Page for items for sale: https://www.facebook.com/prelovedforpets/

  • Thanks to all those who supported Jackson and the other animals in care by sponsoring or buying tickets to take part in the Cross Bay Walk. Sadly it wasn't safe enough for the walk to go ahead BUT it has been rearranged for Sunday 2 September and your tickets are still valid!

  • SAVE THE DATE!! Sunday 23 September is our Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show at Abbot Hall Park in Kendal - more details to follow...

Latest News & Events

  • Our Pet Cabin will be open next Sunday 24th June 11am to 3pm at the shelter near Grayrigg, Kendal.
    Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook Page for items for sale: https://www.facebook.com/prelovedforpets/

  • Thanks to all those who supported Jackson and the other animals in care by sponsoring or buying tickets to take part in the Cross Bay Walk. Sadly it wasn't safe enough for the walk to go ahead BUT it has been rearranged for Sunday 2 September and your tickets are still valid!

  • SAVE THE DATE!! Sunday 23 September is our Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show at Abbot Hall Park in Kendal - more details to follow...

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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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