Maria’s Animal Shelter | Animal Friends

Maria’s Animal Shelter

Maria’s Animal Shelter takes in unwanted and abandoned farm and small domestic animals from all backgrounds. These animals from Goats to hamsters are all health checked and housed in suitable enclosures in their outside paddocks or in the rodent rooms. Along with the hands on care of the animals the advice given to those calling is important, ensuring that an animal only comes in if in real need and always rehomed to the best family for that animal. They educate the public and have students on work experience ensuring that the correct animal care is given to prevent animals in distress.

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Maria’s Animal Shelter is a registered UK charity based in the Cornish countryside.  The shelter started up 13 years ago after taking in an elderly pony from a lady who could no longer care for her as she had cancer. Since then, the shelter has continued to grow to what it is today.

Maria’s Animal Shelter aims to rehome pets and takes in a range of farm animals and small domestic animals, with few places in Cornwall able to accommodate the smaller ones. We currently have approximately 80 animals in our care. We try to find loving, forever homes for the smaller animals and concentrate on home checks to ensure that rabbits and guinea pigs aren’t going to be stuck in hutches and will have freedom in their new homes.  If an animal cannot be rehomed due to medical problems, they will stay with us for life, making sure they will be in a good, happy environment with a friend to live with. (more…)