Welcome to Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue. We are a small independent voluntary organisation dedicated to helping dogs in need. Each year, in Herefordshire alone there are around 350 dogs who find their way into the stray pound. Some go back home, sadly many are never reclaimed by their owners. These are the dogs we take care of, we provide them with shelter, either in our kennels or in a foster home, they receive any veterinary treatment they may need and they stay with us until a new home is found for them.
We are also here to help should circumstances arise that means you are unable to keep your dog. If you are having difficulties please give us a call, we will do our very best to help you find a new home for your pet.
Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue was formed back in 2001 to meet the needs of stray and abandoned dogs in the area. Due to a lack of social awareness, many dogs faced being put to sleep when they had completed their mandatory seven days in stray kennels. Since day one we have worked alongside Herefordshire Council, taking in the dogs picked up the by wardens, caring for them, covering veterinary needs, rehabilitating and successfully rehoming them.
In 2004 we achieved full charitable status (Charity No. 1104481).
Today, sadly, there has been little change in the stray/abandoned dog situation. In Herefordshire alone we see around 350 dogs come to us via the stray kennels. It’s a similar picture throughout the country and approximately 10,000 unwanted dogs are put to sleep each year. The Herefordshire strays are the ‘lucky’ ones, we take them all irrespective of age, health etc. We very rarely lose a dog, the only exceptions being is when a dog is too ill or on the rare occasion too aggressive to be safely rehomed.
We have our own kennels in rural North Herefordshire, we also have a network of foster homes that care for the dogs whilst waiting for their forever homes.
We are a small self funding charity, relying on the goodwill of the public to enable us to continue our work. We hold regular fund raising events and have charity shops in Leominster and Madley.
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