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/ Otis’ Inspiring Rescue Story-A Guest Blog by East Midlands Dog Rescue

East Midlands Dog Rescue Otis

East Midlands Dog Rescue (EMDR), based at Pingle Farm in Enderby, has been successfully rescuing and re-homing dogs in the Leicestershire area for the past 20 years. Run by a small group of like-minded volunteers, the charity aims to provide a “safe haven” for dogs in need. Although based in Leicestershire; EMDR now takes in dogs … Continued

/ Noel’s Story and an Introduction to The Scratching Post

Noel Story - Kute Kitten

The Scratching Post is a cat rescue charity, based in Waltham Abbey & Cheshunt (Herts), but covering a much wider area. We rely solely on charitable donations and our fantastic volunteers for all their help and fundraising.

/ A Guest Blog from Gentleshaw

Gentleshaw Animals

Gentleshaw bird of prey hospital and wildlife centre has been running for 19 years. The family run sanctuary is not only home to over 100 rescued or mistreated captive bred exotic animals and birds of prey but also a hospital for injured wild birds of prey. The wild casualties are rehabilitated in our purpose built … Continued

/ Mally’s Rescue Story-A Guest Blog From Greatwood

Greatwood - Mally

Greatwood is a charity that cares for former racehorses and helps young people with special needs by using educational and interactive programmes involing the horses. Here they have given us a great rescue story about a former racehorse named Malapropism (Mally for short). He was born in 2000 and is a Chestnut Gelding; his racing record … Continued

/ Mossy Morning – A Rescue Story from The Racehorse Sanctuary

Mossy At The Racehorse Sanctuary

This grand old lady was spotted along with several others on the side of a hill in wasteland having all but given up on life. Mossy had given up on scratching as the lice had simply taken over, there was nothing to eat and she remembered that when she did last eat it hurt her … Continued

/ A Rescue Story From Greyhound Rescue West of England (A Recent Recipient Of An Animal Friends Insurance Donation)

Last month an Animal Friends Insurance stand-out employee, Natasha North, decided to help the Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) with a donation. GRWE is the largest independent greyhound rescue organisation in the UK working specifically to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned or abused greyhounds and lurchers. They have provided us with an excellent rescue … Continued

/ The Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF) – A Guest Blog

Just the other day, whilst fundraising at Brighton train station, a young man approached me to put some money in my collecting tin and asked ‘why the Greek Animal Welfare Fund, is it really that bad over there?’ Sadly the answer is yes and due to the dire economic situation in Greece right now, GAWF … Continued

/ Hello from Hope Rescue – A guest blog

Set up in 2005, Hope Rescue is not a rescue in the conventional sense. Primarily a coordinating rescue, most of our work involves saving dogs from put-to-sleep or emergency situations, irrespective of breed, age or medical condition. We find spaces for these dogs with reputable rescue organisations and transport the dogs to them, wherever they … Continued

/ Hello from Castledon Greyhound Rescue

We are an independent rescue that provides a sanctuary & re-homing service for greyhounds in need in the UK. We provide the dogs with veterinary care, good quality food, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and lots of love and attention. The rescue was set up in 1997 by Jodie and Sandra who are supported by a small but … Continued

/ Animal Friends helps Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre

We have received some wonderful charity news from the Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (GWC); a sanctuary based in Staffordshire that helps to rehabilitate injured birds of prey and then return them to the wild. Back in March our employee of the month, Johanna Paget, chose to help GWC by making a donation to aid with a specific … Continued

/ A Charity with A Wild Side (by Sam Taylor from Froglife)

Do you remember the first time you saw a frog?  Did you watch frogspawn transform into tadpoles in your classroom?  Have you ever been lucky enough to spot a Grass Snake in the undergrowth? Not only are frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards part of our natural heritage – featuring in our fairy stories and … Continued

/ A Charity Update from Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land

To help support the wonderful work that Lucy and her team continually undergo, Animal Friends contributes to the running of the centre in Qalqilya on a monthly basis. Recently, our Managing Director, Elaine Fairfax presented Lucy with an additional one-off donation to help the large costs that are incurred from such selfless work and helps … Continued

/ Animates Rescue Charity

Mane Chance Sanctuary was set up in extreme circumstances. You all know how much trouble the global economy is in, there are so many stories of sanctuaries struggling with funding it is a tragedy on an ever increasing scale. With families losing their homes and people struggling to pay bills, it has never been more … Continued

/ Jet’s Rehoming Story – A Guest Blog From Happy Staffie Rescue

Happy Staffie Rescue Jet Football

Happy Staffie Rescue is an independent registered charity, formed in 2009 by dog lovers who had witnessed the growing plight of the Staffordshire Bull terrier breed through their work with other dog rescue organisations.

/ Rudozem Street Dog Rescue Update

We here at Animal Friends have always been big supporters of charities that help unfortunate animals around the world. We regularly donate to such charities in the form of grants, standard donations and through the medium of our ‘Charity of the Month’ competition. The winners of the competition in January were Rudozem Street Dog Rescue … Continued

/ Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a fantastic volunteer based rescue charity situated in the Somerset. As the only 24/7 animal rescue charity in the South-West, Secret World has rescued on average 4000 animals per year since it was set up in 1992. They specialise in rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release, and have a team of … Continued