Eden Animal Rescue has been caring for animals since 1995.
The scale of our work is enormous; last year we homed 265 cats and kittens and nearly 90 dogs.. not to mention the many 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!
Dear Santa Claws,
I was homeless last year too and spent Christmas being cared for by the kind folk here at the rescue. It was OK; I had lots of cuddles, presents and treats but I really wanted my own home and family. I want to be loved. I did write and ask but I guess you never got my letter. Penny, the Jack Russell, wrote too and she's still waiting for her special human. Her halti is very sparkly and would match any Christmas decorations. Arthur the cat is organizing all our letters to go special Santa delivery by carrier pigeon as he's determined to be home for Christmas. In fact, all the dogs, cats and rabbits are writing in too.
Hoping, wishing, paws crossed. We know there are nice people are out there just waiting to adopt us. Please help us find them.
(Woof woof woof)
Lovely Lillian is going to be spending her second Christmas at Eden Animal Rescue and we can't understand why she hasn't found a home yet!
This is what her foster human had to say about her:
"Lillian is very affectionate, bright and inquisitive, but not needy, and as an only pet would make a loyal companion. She loves going out in the car and on new walks, where it has been commented a number of times how well behaved she is."
Click her picture to to find out more...
Roxy is a very friendly 13 year old senior kittizen. She'd like a quiet home with someone who is home a lot to keep her company. Click her picture to to find out more...
Lexi is a 3 year old American Bulldog. She's a playful girl who loves toys, but as she doesn't want to share the attention, needs to be the only dog in your home. Click on her picture to find out more...
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
A heartfelt thank you to PFK for sponsoring Ice, a young and lively saluki x lurcher! Hopefully it won't be too long until Ice finds his new family to go home too - but with PFK's support we can keep him safe, comfortable and well looked after until that day comes. And their generosity doesn't stop there... once Ice gets his lucky break, PFK are willing to continue to support us by sponsoring another of our canine residents. Thank you PFK!x
As you can see from the winners list below, many of the entries for our recent 'Sweet Treats' quiz came from supporters living outside of Cumbria. We had entries from Barnard Castle, Surrey, Middlesborough, North Allerton, Skegness, Darlington and Biggar in Scotland, as well as our many regular supporters in Cumbria. We are very grateful to all of you... as are the animals in our care.
The lucky (and clever!) winners are:
1st prize - Mrs Jackson from Low Bentham near Lancaster
2nd prize - Mrs Mary White from Doncaster South Yorkshire
3rd prize - Gill Riley from Crackenthorpe near Appleby
Please help us keep our postage costs down by donating 1st and 2nd Class stamps. Donated stamps can be dropped in to our rescue centre at Moorlands Head Farm or our shop at 37 Great Dockray, Penrith.
Alternatively, you can of course post them to us!