• We have lots of black and white cats looking for furever homes.

    We have lots of black and white cats looking for furever homes.

  • Last year we helped almost 270 cats and kittens and nearly 90 dogs!

    Last year we helped almost 270 cats and kittens and nearly 90 dogs!

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

    Our busy rescue centre has recently moved to Moorlands Head Farm

  • We ensure all our animals receive any veterinary treatment they need and are happy to cater for any special needs.

    We ensure all our animals receive any veterinary treatment they need and are happy to cater for any special needs.

  • We provide care, companionship and understanding

    We provide care, companionship and understanding

  • Meet new resident Blaze!

    Meet new resident Blaze!

  • Tilly is sponsored by PFK and looking for a home.

    Tilly is sponsored by PFK and looking for a home.

Eden Animal Rescue

Eden Animal Rescue has been caring for animals since 1995.

The scale of our work is enormous; last year we homed many cats and dogs... not to mention lots of 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.

Eden Animal Rescue are proud of the fact that we have a non-destruct policy and believe that NO healthy animal should ever be put to sleep. We always seek advice from our vets and it would be only on the advice from a vet that an animal would be euthanised.

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!


Meet Gus...

This lovely lad is Gus, he is just under 2 years old, and came to us because his owner didn't have enough time for him. He's a very friendly young dog who loves people, playing, and learning! He can be a bit possessive over his toys so we are looking for an adult only home with no other pets. Gus needs an experienced handler, who can help this clever boy with training, he loves to learn!


If you can offer Gus the perfect home please contact the centre.

Sweet seniors!

Muffin and Cupcake are sweet senior boys who are looking for a cosy and warm home after spending much of their lives outside in a barn. They're 13 years old and very friendly so would like a nice a retirement home with plenty of comforts! Please contact us if you'd like to meet them.

Pretty Penny...

Will pretty Penny steal your heart?

Beautiful 10 year old Penny is looking for experienced owners with a pet and child free home. She doesn't like having her neck touched, and will need someone who can give her time to build trust, but is such a friendly little dog once she gets to know you. She has recently been for days out with one of volunteers; she loves car rides, has enjoyed her first picnic, and was very well behaved.

She has been in kennels since July 2017 and desperately needs her forever home. If you're the perfect person for Penny please get in touch!

Penny is kindly sponsored by JIW Properties while she waits for her furever home. Thank you!

Super Snoopy!

Snoopy is 14 weeks old and very friendly. He has lived with children 11 years +. and has been around a dog. He needs a home where he can get lots of attention, exercise and large living accommodation.

We also have other rabbits, and a guinea pig all looking for loving new homes. Visit our small animal page to see them all.

A celebration of life

Saturday 6th July

Join us for a celebration and memorial service in appreciation of our animal companions that share and enrich our lives. We will celebrate the importance of our animal family both who are with us now and those who have sadly left us. Come along on Saturday 6th July for the outdoor service at Moorlands Head Farm. Arrive from 12.00 for 13.00 service kindly officiated by interfaith minster Rev. Helen Parsons. Everyone welcome, including dogs. Plus tea and cake!

Centre Opening Times

Our Rescue Centre is open 6 days a week by appointment only
11:30 am to 3:00 pm

We are closed on Wednesdays for staff training

News

Thank you WCF!

Eden Animal Rescue would like to say a HUGE Thank You to WCF in Penrith for inviting us into their store on Saturday 9th March. We raised £128.00 so many thanks to all the customers who gave so generously to support us on that day! Further details will be on our website prior to our next visits - so please keep an eye out for these dates!


Volunteer roles

Summer placements

If you would like to help care for our rescue dogs, cats and small furries during your university or college vacation, please get in touch. We'll happily provide references and document your time with us. Flexible days and hours to suit; our busiest times are 8:30am - 11:30am and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

To apply, or for further information please contact: admin@edenanimalrescue.org.uk.


Thanks to our sponsors!

Sponsors help us to keep our animals happy and healthy while they wait for their special humans. Thank you to the following businesses who are helping us to looking after the animals in our care:


Penny, a very sweet 10 year old Jack Russell is sponsored by JIW properties. Thank you!









Tilly, a friendly and loving lurcher is sponsored by PFK. Thank you! Read more...




Thanks also to the two business sponsors who would like to remain anonymous. You know who you are, and your sponsored dogs are very happy to have your support. Thank you!

We would love to find a sponsor for all of our dogs. If you'd be interested in corporate sponsorship please contact Sue Wilkinson (Trustee) on 07967917469 or suewilk1968@hotmail.co.uk. Thank you!

Meet Mona...

Mona is 7 years old and looking to be the only pet in a home with adults, ideally in the countryside so she can explore without worrying about the traffic!

Get in touch if she'd make the purr-fect addition to your family.

Meet Sharon...

Sharon would love a home with other cats.
She can be a little timid at first but soon comes around with a fuss.

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