Eden Animal Rescue has been caring for animals since 1995.
The scale of our work is enormous; last year we homed 265 cats and kittens and nearly 90 dogs.. not to mention the many rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and other small domestic animals which also came our way! This year, those numbers are set to be higher and our animals need you to help us be able to care for them, and find them new homes.
For many years our busy rescue centre was located near Shap, Cumbria but in 2016 we moved to a purpose built centre at Moorlands Head Farm, near Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby. Our new home is proving to be a wonderful place for our animals - the space, atmosphere and surroundings contribute massively to their wellbeing. As well as welfare needs and behavioural work, we also pay veterinary bills for annual vaccinations, neutering, any treatment required and micro-chipping. While an animal is with us we provide care, companionship and understanding and do all we can to match them to a great new home and owner.
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.
The Eden Animal Rescue Team!
Our lively, busy 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.
In the first instance please ring 07796 668778 to speak to Bill or Nina who can then arrange to meet you on a Saturday morning at the shop between 10am till 1pm for an informal chat and to show you round. Alternatively, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kai is a lovely 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who has been with us for nearly 9 months. Sadly, he has two debilitating issues with his hind leg which urgently needed treatment by a specialist orthopaedic vet. Kai was in a lot of pain and discomfort and his treatment necessitates two operations with a total cost in the region of £4000.
Kai's first operation went well and he is now enjoying recuperating in his foster home. Hopefully we will shortly be able to plan for the second phase of his treatment. Your wonderful donations to Kai's fund have topped a £1000 which is great. If you can help pull together some more funds for his second operation it would be an enormous help.
Just click below to donate and mark the donation "Kai".
Our Rescue Centre is open 6 days a week by appointment
11:30 am to 3:00 pm
(we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!).
If your as passionate about animal care as we are then why not join our team!
We are looking for 3 kennel/cattery hands to help with our busy morning sessions. Please click the links below for more information and an application form.
Closing date is 16th March. (Interviews 23rd March)