The Ark Animal Rescue

Welcome to the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home website.We are a charity which takes in animals for adoption from private homes, other rescue centres and sometimes via the dog warden. We have mainly dogs and cats but also have rabbits and small furries, including ferrets from time to time as well as occasional other species.Most of our animals live with us whilst they wait to find a loving home but we also  have long-term residents who will stay with us for the rest of their lives as they cannot be re-homed for a variety of reasons.On this website you can look at all the animals we have staying with us and find out about how you can adopt or sponsor them.You can also find out some of the many ways you can help us help them.If you have any questions and can’t find the answers here please contact us.

Promotions And Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

The website won’t be updated from 30th April till 8th June due to lack of staff to do it. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Updates on animals can be obtained by ringing the office on 01507358140 or messaging via our FB page. Emails will continue to be responded to in the usual way.

NEW ADOPTION DONATION RATES

With effect from 1st April 2018 we have been regretfully forced to increase our adoption donations due to increases in our vet bills, electricity and other essential needs. New rates can be found on our Adoption Agreement page

DONATIONS

If anybody is planning on sending donations of money, please think of paying money straight into our vet account by ringing 01472 840209 and you can pay over the phone.

BEDDING DONATIONS

PLEASE NOTE, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, WE HAVE HAD TO STOP USING DUVETS, BLANKETS, PILLOWS, CUSHIONS ETC.  We’ve received notice to find another way of disposing of duvets etc. so please we can now only use fleece blankets or ones that will wash and dry easily, also Vetbeds and knitted blankets. This has meant a whole change to our system We now have 3 washing machines running daily so donations of washpowder would be very much appreciated. Thank you

 

WANTED

Dog food, both wet and dry. The most useful is the plain kibble (no coloured) in chicken or chicken and rice varieties and tinned meat in jelly or Chappie.

Fleece blankets and vet beds

We always need catfood, both wet and dry and kitten pouches in jelly.

Cotton wool for bathing kittens’ eyes and microchipping

Dog of the Month

Each month we feature a different dog. Some of our dogs seem to attract less attention than others to prospective adopters. Many of these dogs are lovely animals and will make wonderful pets if only people would consider them.

sam

Sam is our April Dog of the Month

Cat of the Month

Since starting our Dog of the Month page we had so much success with rehoming our featured dogs, that we decided to start a Cat of the Month page too and have had similar success.

cole

Cole is our 3rd April Cat of the Month.

Collection Of Adopted Animals

Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer a transport service to new owners as we don’t have the numbers of staff or volunteers to do this without taking them away from vital work at the Ark. New owners are asked to make their own arrangements for collection, including long-distance ones. Also, we’ve had a spate of people not collecting the animal they’ve reserved. If you change your mind for whatever reason, please tell us straight away. We’d rather know as it prevents an animal missing out on another home while it waits to be collected and helps us plan our available space for animals needing rescue.

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