The National Equine (and Smaller Animals) Defence League
Welcome to the Animals' Refuge
Christmas Tree of Hope
The Animals' Refuge Tree of Hope will be on display at the Christmas Tree Festival at Christ the King Church in Harraby on 13th/14th/15th December. There is a Carol Service at 6.30pm on Friday 13th at the Church. Our tree is decorated with lovely hand made card baubles (made by our very talented volunteer, Carol) which represent all the animals that will be looked after at the Refuge during the festive period. Our hope is that they will all find loving homes in the near future. Baubles are available to buy for a donation of £2 or £5 and can be taken home or put on our Tree of Hope. They can be bought in our charity shop, where a Tree of Hope will be on display during the festive period.
Waldon (pictured) who was homed earlier this year, visits our Christmas Fayre and Tree of Hope.
Christmas Fayre 2013
Our Christmas Fayre was a great success with almost £2,000 raised on the day. It would not have been possible without all the help and support of our wonderful volunteers and supporters. So a very BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who helped to make it such a fantastic day.
Winter opening times in shop and tea room
William Lee Tea Room - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am till 3pm
Animals' Refuge shop (same building as tea room) until Christmas - Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm
Animals' Refuge shop after Christmas - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm
Animals' Refuge Christmas cards in the shop are now half price at 50p for a pack of 10, whilst stocks last.
VOLUNTEERS TO CATTERY AND KENNELS
Our vet has advised that volunteers do NOT visit kennels or cattery at the moment due to an outbreak of kennel cough. We apologise for this and hope we will be back to normal as soon as possible. Our volunteer and staff event will still go ahead as normal. If you have missed getting details about this, please contact the office.
VISITORS TO CATTERY AND KENNELS
7th December 2013. Due to a current outbreak of kennel cough, there is restricted access to the complex. We are still doing rehoming interviews - please ring on 01228 560082 between 11am and 4pm to book an interview. The cattery will be open for potential adopters but all kennels are closed to public at present. We are sorry if this causes inconvenience but we need to contain this as quickly as we can. If you have an interview or need to speak to a member of staff, and the top building is shut, please come down through the gate to right of tea room, and come our Reception at bottom complex.
Please think of us if you have any spare / old bedding & towels, unfortunately we cannot accept feather items & pillows.
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!
Could you foster an animal?... Please contact us.
We have many wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes, please click on the link at the right of the page to see some of them.
For any more information on our dogs please give us a call.