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!
In 2016 we received funding from the Tesco 5p carrier bag fund to create a special outdoor sensory environment for our cats. The Bank Holiday weekend saw a team of wonderfully hard working and enthusiastic volunteers work the ground spreading gravel, weeding and de-stoning flower beds and finally planting. We were observed throughout by a very curious (and playful!) audience in the adjacent cattery pens.
An enormous thank you to everyone who came to help. We were completely impressed by your efforts and willingness to get stuck in! It was truly lovely to meet some new faces too and we hope you enjoyed helping and meeting the animals.
Best Wishes From
Please note that we have amended opening times...
(we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!).
It really was lovely to welcome and chat to so many of you at our recent Open Day. Having been at our new centre for one year now we feel settled and hope you could also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and appreciate the difference one year on.
Working with the animals we know just how much they are benefitting from their surroundings at Moorlands Head Farm - we can't tell you how much that means to us as a team. We absolutely could not have achieved any of this without your support and commitment to helping our animals.