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 would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Marks and Spencer Penrith staff and customers for raising over £3600 for us over the last year. The money raised is being used directly for the day to day care and comfort of all our animals - big and small! Contributions to food, heating, vets bills and other creature comforts have all been possible thanks to the money raised.
We were delighted to be chosen by the M&S staff team as their charity of the year 2016/17 and are so pleased just how much support and generosity their customers have shown. Everyone made us very welcome instore and we have genuinely enjoyed packing bags and meeting you all.
Thank you so much!
Please note that we have amended opening times...
(we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!).
Sunday 28th May, 9am to 1pm. Penrith Rugby Club
In need of a de-clutter? Fancy a bargain? All of course in aid of our animals. Pitches £6 in advance/ £7 on the day. Refreshments available.
Please click below for more details.
Sunday 4th June, From 11am. Greystoke Park.
and then visit our Events page to download a sponsorship form.
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.