• 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 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!


Lucky black (and white!) cats

We currently have more than 40 cats and kittens looking for new homes and an unusually high proportion of them are black and white. Can you make 2019 lucky by offering one of them a happy furever home? You'll benefit too, pets help you de-stress and make you happier and healthier, just ask that very happy man Postman Pat, and he spent every day with his black and white cat!

We have all ages and personality types from golden oldies like Herbert and Lola who have had difficult lives and are now looking for some TLC, to youngsters like Vicki & Alexandra,and Oreo & Bourbon who need a special someone to help them become confident kitty cats!

Take a look at all our cats and kittens, your new companion might be waiting for you!

The Animals! Swimathon challenge

Karl Wilkinson of Kirkby Stephen has got together a team of five named 'The Animals!' to take part in the Rotary Club of Penrith SWIMATHON on Saturday 2nd February to raise money for EAR. Karl suffers from Cerebral Palsy and due to this only has use of his upper body to swim and feels very strongly about helping the dogs with restricted limbs, therefore, the money raised will be used for dogs in our care with special needs.

There are two dogs currently in our care that need hydrotherapy sessions; Sky is a three year old German Shepard who came to us in October 2018, she has neurological deficits which means she isn't aware of what her back legs are doing. Kai (pictured) is a nine year old Staffy, who has been with us since April 2017 making him one of our longest staying residents; after two major operations on his ankle joint and ligaments, Kai now needs to undergo hydrotherapy to strengthen the muscles in his leg so he can use it properly again. If there is excess money raised from the swim, it will go on to help other animals that may come into the rescue that need special care.

If you'd like to sponsor the team you can do so via this link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/earswimathon

Thank you for your support!

Meet Lillian...

Lovely Lillian has spent 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."

Meet Roxy...


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...

Pretty Polly...





Polly is a super friendly senior kittizen of 15½ years. She would love a nice retirement home to chill out in and wash her very fine whiskers.

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

The nICE people at PFK!

We're delighted that PFK sponsored dog Ice has found his furever home just in time for Christmas. They are now kindly sponsoring Tilly, a friendly and loving lurcher. Thank you so much PFK, your support is really appreciated. Read more...




Domino & Ramsey

Domino is looking for a loving home for himself and his brother Ramsey. They are both friendly boys and very close so need to stay together.


Meet Jeff...

Jeff is a traffic-savvy town cat who likes to go outside.
He's lived with other cats, dogs, and older children.
Get in touch if he'd make the purr-fect addition to your family.

Lovely Lola...

Lola is an older lady who has been
a barn cat for most of her life.
Please contact us if you can offer
her a home she can call her own.

Meet Rossi & Kyle...

Rossi likes attention and his food,
he also loves Kyle. He is an older boy
that needs some love, could you
offer them both a home?
Get in touch!

Charity shop

Having a post-Christmas clear out? Contact us to arrange donating quality items to our charity shop in Penrith. Call 01768 890001 to check opening times before bringing items to the shop.
Thank you!


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