We have homed
161 cats
and 
112 dogs
this year!

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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

  • CAT CHIPPING DAY  on Sunday 4th November 12-3pm, Minimum £5 donation per cat. We can chip from 3 months of age. Our on site pet cabin will also be open for all our pet bargains. Please make sure cats/kittens are in a secure travel basket. Please ring for any more information 01539 824293.

  • OH WHAT A NIGHT!!
    Thank you to all who supported us with the Rock and Roll Bingo night which raised a fabulous £1,326.65!
    Biggest thanks to Kerry our event organiser and hostess!

  • A huge THANK YOU to all who attended, supported and enjoyed our Family Fun Day. We raised a massive £2,912.40! This will make a huge difference to the animals in our care.

  • ​Our pet cabin will be open on Sunday 11th November 11-3 to run along side our cat chipping day.
    Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook Page for items for sale: https://www.facebook.com/prelovedforpets/

Latest News & Events

  • CAT CHIPPING DAY  on Sunday 4th November 12-3pm, Minimum £5 donation per cat. We can chip from 3 months of age. Our on site pet cabin will also be open for all our pet bargains. Please make sure cats/kittens are in a secure travel basket. Please ring for any more information 01539 824293.

  • OH WHAT A NIGHT!!
    Thank you to all who supported us with the Rock and Roll Bingo night which raised a fabulous £1,326.65!
    Biggest thanks to Kerry our event organiser and hostess!

  • A huge THANK YOU to all who attended, supported and enjoyed our Family Fun Day. We raised a massive £2,912.40! This will make a huge difference to the animals in our care.

  • ​Our pet cabin will be open on Sunday 11th November 11-3 to run along side our cat chipping day.
    Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook Page for items for sale: https://www.facebook.com/prelovedforpets/

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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