Rescue Centre Category: Dog Rescue Centres (All Breeds)
Back 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 fundraising 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 up and running as a shelter for dogs and cats.
During A.W.’s lifetime royalties from sales of his books were given to Animal Rescue Cumbria. However, since his death we have been completely dependent on legacies, donations and fundraising activities. We are extremely grateful to all those who support us.
And so, from these humble beginnings, Animal Rescue Cumbria is now a well-established rescue and a place A.W. was proud to be associated with.
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.
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.
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);
- Being entrepreneurial and pursuing diverse income streams in order to survive and prosper.
Please contact us if you are thinking about rehoming a dig … we want to help.