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!
Molly is a 7-year-old Poodle/ cross Jack Russell/ cross Norfolk Terrier. She has patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and urgently required heart surgery. A deeply heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has supported Molly through this life saving surgery. We are delighted with her progress following her successful operation in Scotland. The cost of the operation was £3700 which was more than we anticipated and we still need to fund her post-op check-ups. Support Adoption For Pets have very kindly made a generous donation but we still need more help.
Molly is a beautiful, friendly dog who adores company and sitting on knees. She will remain in the safe care of her foster carer until she is fully recuperated but she will then make someone a truly great companion.
Please help Eden Animal Rescue ensure Molly recovers well and finds her forever home and family...
We are currently experiencing very high numbers of animals and could really benefit from some extra help at the sharp end. If you are a regular volunteer and could manage to spare any extra time we would be very grateful. If you haven't volunteered with us before ... we need you!
Please note that we have amended opening times...
(we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!).
A Special Call for Gardening Volunteers!
In 2016 we received funding from the Tesco 5p carrier bag fund to create a special outdoor sensory environment for our cats. Our lead volunteer Rob Holder has done a truly amazing job creating the hard landscaping ready for planting up by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.
So now we would really appreciate your help with the softer touches! Could you join us for a day or even a few hours anytime over the August Bank Holiday weekend? Please come from 9.30 am (to start work at 10.00 am) on either:
No previous gardening experience is needed - just some energy and interest. Tools will be provided but bring your own if you prefer. Rob will be supervising and giving us instructions on the various tasks and mini projects that need doing including
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring your own lunch. We will eat outside if it's fine or in our volunteer's sitting room kitchen if it's wet!