Eden Animal Rescue has been caring for animals since 1995.
The scale of our work is enormous; last year 231 cats, 71 kittens and 176 dogs came to us.. not to mention the many rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and other small domestic animals which also come our way! And our animals need you to help us be able to care for them, and find them new homes.
Our busy rescue centre has been located near Shap, Cumbria for a number of years but we have just moved to a new home near Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby. As well as welfare needs and behavioural work, we also pay veterinary bills for annual vaccinations, neutering, any treatment required and micro-chipping for the dogs. While an animal is with us we provide care, companionship and understanding and do all we can to find it a good home.
Having only a small team of employees, we rely heavily on the work of our fantastic volunteers, both in fundraising and in caring for the animals. So whether you are interested in adopting an animal or feel you would like to help out in some way, we hope our website helps you get to know us and keep in touch. If you can't find the answer to your question though, please do contact us.
Last year Eden Animal Rescue purchased Moorlands Head Farm, Newbiggin to become our new, purpose built rescue centre - and we have just moved in! Buying a property of our own was a huge moment for the charity and will allow us to greatly improve the facilities we need to care for the animals. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported and helped us over the years and made this possible. We couldn't have done it without you. We are indebited to a number of people who remembered us in their wills and without whose legacies Moorlands Head Farm would have remained a distant dream.
We are incredibly busy at the moment as we settle in to our new home. Fundraising is obviously crucial to all our efforts as is lots of volunteers! We hope you are as excited about Moorlands Head Farm as we are and can help support us through what is proving to be a very busy and exciting year!
The Eden Animal Rescue Team!
We are delighted to be working with Pets at Home Penrith Store to help raise funds for our animals and find them loving new homes. The Pets at Home Partnership Scheme helps us let you know what we are doing and what animals we are currently caring for. The scheme also helps us raise funds in store and through VIP rewards and lifelines. We can use these rewards to buy much needed food and equipment.
And This is what it's all about.... Happy residents at play!
Please note that we have amended opening times...
(we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!).
Our busy, lively shop in Great Dockray is open six days a week (closed on Sunday) and we require help every week day ideally from 10am till 1pm or 1 till 4 pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm. The shop provides us with vital income and is a very important part of our charity.
The team are friendly and welcoming and would love you to come have a trial to see if you would enjoy working with them for one or even more of the 3 hour sessions. No previous shop experience is required and you will work alongside others who will show you how the shop operates.
Good progress is continuing to be made at Moorlands Head Farm to deliver the fantastic dog enrichment project that Support Adoption for Pets have generously funded. The paddocks have been planted with some thicket copse areas which the dogs are already delighting scooting around even though the bushes are still only small whips as yet!
A new dog socialisation room has also been erected and is currently being kitted out to replicate a room in a house, complete with furniture, carpets, kitchen worktop, television, vacuum cleaner, mobile phone, kitchen gadgets etc.. This will allow staff to assess the response behaviour of the dog in a home type environment. Potential new owners will have the opportunity to use this room to spend time with the dog, get to know them and decide if that particular dog is the right one for them. The room will also be important for dogs who need to spend time with a potential owner on a number of visits to help build trust before finally being adopted. It will be a really great addition to the centre and greatly benefit succesful homing.