The National Equine (and Smaller Animals) Defence League
Welcome to the Animals' Refuge
Unwanted gifts, bric a brac, books urgently needed for our charity shop!
Founded in 1909 by Francis Cox who campaigned for better working conditions for pit ponies and other working horses the refuge now provides a home to horses, cattle, goats, sheep and a safe haven for stray, abandoned or unwanted dogs and cats who are awaiting new homes through our ‘Adoption Programme’.
Over 400 animals a year find new families through this scheme, while a further 300 lost dogs and cats are reunited with their owners!
We need your help to continue the work to care for the animals which commenced over 100 years ago!
Bark in the Park - Sponsored walk in Bitts Park Sunday 16th June 2013