Suppawt small. Believe big!

Help your local rescue enjoy a happier Christmas.

Abandoned and relinquished cats, dogs, and horses around the country rely on the phenomenal work of volunteers and charities to give them the care and love they need while they wait for their forever homes. 

At Animal Friends, we know that this year has been challenging for many of us, including these small but dedicated charities - which is why we’ll be sharing £50,000 to support struggling pet charities across the UK.

We were absolutely blown away by the number of heartfelt nominations we received, it was wonderful to read them all, but it also highlights how much our local community charities need our support. Come back soon for a list of the charities who will be receiving a share of £50,000.

If you are able to give, please think of your local pet charity this Christmas. 

CONGRATULATIONS to all selected charities!

Your overwhelming response, with hundreds of heartfelt nominations, highlighted the urgent need for more suppawt. So, we doubled the donation! Thanks to all your nominations, you've now made it possible for the following 100 deserving charities to get the vital funding they need to keep caring for our most vulnerable pets waiting for a home...

  • 8 Below Husky Rescue
  • All Creatures Great & Small
  • Animal Rescue Cumbria
  • Anim-Mates
  • Apple Down Rescue and Rehoming Kennels
  • Ark Angels Animal Rescue
  • Banff & Aberdeenshire Rescue & Rehoming Kennels
  • Basset Rescue Network
  • Birch Hill
  • Bodmin Moorland Pony Rehabilitation
  • Bolenowe
  • Border Collie Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
  • Borders Pet Rescue
  • Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming
  • Cardiff Dogs Home, The Rescue Hotel 
  • Cat Call
  • Cat-CHING
  • Catcuddles Sanctuary
  • Cats Guidance Rescue
  • Cats in Distress
  • Cecil’s Horse Sanctuary
  • Coppershell Animal Rescue
  • Counties German Shepherd Rescue
  • Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary
  • Destitute Animals Shelter
  • Doris Banham Dog Rescue
  • Dun-Roamin Rehoming
  • Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary
  • Eden Animal Rescue Centre
  • Edinburgh Cat Protection League
  • Feline Network Cat Rescue
  • Feral Cat Care and Elderly Cat Care and Sanctuary
  • Fetcher Dog
  • FLOOF UK French Bulldog Rescue
  • Forgotten Felines
  • GIVE A DOG A BONE... and an animal a home
  • Greenacres Rescue
  • Halfpenny Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Happy Landings Animal Rescue
  • Happy Staffie Rescue
  • Healing Hooves Devon
  • Hectors Greyhound Rescue
  • Hectors House Cat Rescue
  • Holbrook Animal Rescue
  • Homeless Cat Rescue
  • Horse Sense Wirral
  • Hounslow Animal Welfare Society
  • Hungary Hearts
  • Independent Cat Rescue
  • Jackson's Animal Rescue
  • Kent Horse Rescue Charity
  • Labrador Welfare
  • Last Chance Hotel
  • Lluest Horse and Pony Trust
  • Lothian Cat Rescue
  • Loving Homes Dog Rescue
  • Maxis Mates
  • Merrylegs charitable Trust
  • Millhouse Animal Sanctuary
  • Millstream Animal Sanctuary
  • Moorland Mousie Trust
  • Mossburn Community Farm
  • Munchkin Miniature Shetland Rescue
  • Northumberland Dog Rescue
  • Oakwood Dog Rescue
  • Pawprints Dog Rescue
  • PawPurrs Halfway House
  • Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society
  • Pro Dogs Direct
  • Protected Paws Animal Rescue
  • Pumpkin and Friends Charity
  • Rabbit Rescue North West
  • Rain Rescue
  • Rainbow Rehoming Centre
  • Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary
  • Rhodes Minnis Cat Sanctuary
  • Saving and Rehoming Strays SCIO
  • Silk Cat Rescue
  • Special Needs Older Rabbit Sanctuary
  • Stray Aid
  • TAG Pet Rescue
  • Take Away The Tears
  • Team Poundie
  • The Bunny Jackpot Foundation
  • The Cat Welfare Group
  • The Moggery
  • The Next Chapter Horse Rescue
  • The Second Chance Society
  • The Underheugh Ark Rescue
  • UK Boston Terrier Rescue
  • Usk New Start Cat Rescue
  • ValGrays
  • Waggy Tails Rescue
  • Warrington Animal Welfare
  • Wellcat Rescue
  • West Wales Poundies
  • Willows Animal Sanctuary
  • Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare (Hersham Hounds)
  • Worthing Cat Welfare Trust
  • Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders

How can I get involved? 

Nominations now closed.

All you need to do to help your local pet charity is complete this short form before 16th December 2023 – we'll take care of the rest! 

Nominate a charity

Wrap up your year with a feel-good nomination.


Feel good

As a thank you, for every pet charity you nominate, we’ll enter you into a giveaway for a chance to win a £100 e-voucher. T&C’s apply.

spread the word

Spread the word

Let your friends know and get them involved too!

You don’t need to know the ins and outs of what your local pet charity needs, the important thing is that you want to help.

Your nomination could be for any number of reasons, whether it’s for:

  • A tasty Christmas meal
  • Extra blankets and beds
  • New leads, collars, harnesses and bowls
  • New toys
  • Vital vet treatment
  • Funding for pet food to help keep a pet with their owner this festive season

Map of Nominations

This map shows the location and details of each charity nominated.