• Last year we helped 231 cats, 71 kittens and 176 dogs

    Last year we helped 231 cats, 71 kittens and 176 dogs

  • Our busy rescue centre has recently moved to Moorlands Head Farm

    Our busy rescue centre has recently moved to Moorlands Head Farm

  • We provide care, companionship and understanding

    We provide care, companionship and understanding

  • We rely heavily on the work of our fantastic volunteers

    We rely heavily on the work of our fantastic volunteers

Eden Animal Rescue

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!

A Fantastic Supporter

Judy Doldi, one of our long-standing members, will always have a place in our hearts. Not only does she support as many events as possible, Judy has also homed a number of our more elderly or difficult to home cats – Jed, Tilly and most recently, Sid and George. All have found a loving home with her.

When we moved to Moorlands Head Farm, as well as offering a home to particular cats, Judy also wanted to be a lasting presence for all of Eden Animal Rescue's cats. So not only has she donated a bench for people to be able to sit and spend some time with the animals, but she has also sponsored two cat pens. They now have her name proudly displayed above them.

Our photo shows Judy with Centre Manager Sarah, Assistant Centre Manager Vicki and volunteer/animal care student Charlotte on the new bench that is engraved with a dedication to Judy. There are 25 pens in the cattery and Judy chose pen number 7 – a significant number as it was her late husband Jack's lucky number, and number 5 - great choices because both pens look out on to her bench!

Judy has provided a living legacy to Eden Animal Rescue. If you would similarly like to consider donating a living legacy by sponsoring either a dog or a cat pen, the cost is £2,000 and it would be yours for life. Please contact us if you would like further details.

Judy – thank you so much from all the team at Eden Animal Rescue.x

Centre Opening Times

Please note that we have amended opening times...

Our Rescue Centre is now open 6 days a week by appointment

11:30 am to 3:00 pm

(we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!).

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Dog Enrichment Project

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.

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