• Your support; finds forever homes...

    Your support; finds forever homes...

  • ...provides care, love, and understanding...

    ...provides care, love, and understanding...

  • ...gives hope to older, neglected animals...

    ...gives hope to older, neglected animals...

  • ... provides vet treatment to those in need...

    ... provides vet treatment to those in need...

  • ...finds happy foster and forever homes.

    ...finds happy foster and forever homes.

  • Visit us at Moorlands Head Farm.

    Visit us at Moorlands Head Farm.


Eden Animal Rescue (EAR) has been caring for animals since 1995.

  • Entirely independent and proud to save animals other rescues refuse to help. We never turn down an animal in need. We are very proud of our non-destroy policy.
  • Actively seeks good homes for all animals in our care.
  • Rescues hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets each year.


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is wide ranging and is the biggest challenge we have faced since the 2001 Foot and Mouth epidemic.

As a result of Government advice and its impact on daily life we have carefully considered how we can best continue to look after the animals in our care at the Moorlands Head Farm centre, our staff and volunteers who work there, as well the volunteers who run our shop in Penrith.

The Centre is currently closed to the public. Although this has been a difficult decision we need to ensure our staff are protect as far as possible while they continue to care for the animals resident with us. Please respect government advice around unnecessary journeys and do not travel to the centre.

You can contact us by phone or email, but there may be a delayed response due to reduced staffing levels. The best way to contact us is by email admin@edenanimalrescue.org.uk. Please don't send urgent queries over Facebook or Twitter.

Our charity shop in Penrith is currently closed. We would like to thank everybody who has supported us up until now and we look forward to reopening as soon as possible. Please do not leave donations outside the shop as they will not be taken in and will cause a nuisance to the local area.

Fundraising events have been cancelled until the end of April. This will have a serious impact on our income but in the light of Government advice we believe that it is the right thing to do. So if you were going to support us at one of the events please consider how you can make a donation either through a collecting tin in a shop, a cheque in the post, or an on-line donation. Our work will not stop during this crisis and we intend to be here working for animals in need when this is over so any support you can give is very much appreciated.

Pets and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Download some top tips from from the UK's national pet charities and experts.

Update from the Chair of Trustees

Click here for an update from our Chair of Trustees.

News release: Show you care for cats this kitten season

Eden Animal Rescue are calling on people to support them this kitten season by making sure their own pets are neutered, keeping unneutered animals indoors, and by donating to support the work of the Cumbrian based charity. Read more...

Your nomination really counts

£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do rescuing and re-homing animals in Cumbria, especially at this time when all of our fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

That's why we'd be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. The awards are designed to give eligible charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference. In total, 500 charities stand to gain £1,000 and we'd love to be one of them.

It's quick and easy to nominate us. Just visit movementforgood.com and enter our details, including our registered charity number 1117113. The closing date for nominations is Sunday 24 May 2020.

The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word to your
friends and family. Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Happy Homes!

We have had some lovely updates from some of our animals new families! We'll share some of them here:


Thought I'd send a quick update on Quincy... now known as Quinn, The Dude, Tank and various other names depending on his mood!

He eats a lot, goes mad if he doesn't feel like you're feeding him often enough and has no concept of personal space.

But he's also so friendly, loves to play with his toys and gives the best cuddles. He's settled in really well and we are so pleased he's our new pal! Easily the best decision we've made ????


Just a quick note to let you know Jess has completely settled in, has taken over and is thriving! She has put on weight and greatly enjoys the lanes around here. Obviously at the moment exercise is a bit of a problem but at least we have the garden.


Just wanted to give you an update on how Karma has been settling in!

She has been shy but is feeling more confident every day and is loving cuddles. She's such a sweet girl and we are so happy to have her with us.

She's met our other cat, Nibbler, and they're quite happy to stay in the same room together now. Think they'll get along great!

Sponsor an animal!

Although we are unable to rehome animals at the moment due to the coronavirus restrictions we are still very busy looking after the animals in our care. You can help by sponsoring an animal from as little as £15 year.

Mitch is a handsome one year old lurcher who is a fun loving, affectionate pup once he gets to know someone. He needs a child free home with people who can continue his training and build his confidence.

Visit our sponsorship page to find out more about sponsoring an animal and to download the sponsorship form.

Centre Opening Times

Staff are continuing to work hard to care for the animals but we are unable to re-home at this time.

Contacting us: you can get in touch by telephone, email, or via Facebook. We are a very busy rescue so we may not be able to answer the telephone straight away if we are caring for the animals, please leave a message and your phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible. Emails and Facebook messages will be answered as soon as possible during office hours (9:00am - 5:00pm). Thank you for your understanding.


Support us while you shop

If you shop online with Amazon please use smile.amazon.co.uk and select Eden Animal Rescue as your supported charity. Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice so you can help raise funds at no cost to yourself!

Amazon Wish List

Did you know you can support Eden Animal Rescue by donating items from our Amazon Wishlist?

Click here to browse the items we'd love for the animals in our care. Thank you. Remember to use smile.amazon.co.uk and select Eden Animal Rescue as your chosen charity to generate extra donations for us!

News and updates

Read the latest news and updates in our volunteer newsletter.

Answers to the Christmas Quiz!

Volunteer roles

A huge THANK YOU to all our dedicated long term and new volunteers! Sadly due to the amount of animals in our care and our small staff team, we need more help with many areas including animal care, fundraising, shop work and administration. If you can donate any of your spare time to help please contact me on 07850451450 or 01931716114. Sarah

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