We need your urgent support

Coronavirus has meant that we’ve had a year like no other. We’re facing a funding shortfall and a very uncertain future.

That’s why this Winter, we’re launching our Emergency Winter Appeal.


At Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, we take in unwanted, abandoned and unloved animals every day of the year.

We believe that every animal deserves the chance to find a loving home, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure that happens.

As we adjust to this new way of life, we will continue to be there for those animals that need us.

But we are facing a severe funding shortfall.

Coronavirus has meant we’ve had to change the way we work to keep everyone safe.

We’ve had to cancel all of our fundraising events and our ability to rehome animals has been affected.

Our income is down and we face a very uncertain future.

It costs over £450 a day to keep our Shelter running and provide the expert care and attention all our animals deserve.

We can’t do this without your help - we need your support to ensure we can be there for every animal that needs us in the future.

Please consider making a donation to our Emergency Winter Appeal - any amount makes a difference, no matter how big or small.

Animals like Smithy

Smithy came to us through no fault of his own and had some quite concerning health issues, especially with his eyes. He was a Springer Spaniel with the most glorious coat of brown fur and waggiest tail you’ll ever see!

It became apparent quite quickly that his right eye was not quite right and within a few days, he required emergency surgery to remove the infected eye

We launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of this surgery, and within 48 hours of launching a JustGiving campaign page, we had raised a staggering £366.50 from our amazing supporters, which really made a huge difference.

Our staff and volunteers supported Smithy every step of the way, giving him all the love and guidance he needed to adapt to his new way of life.

He received regular medical treatment, food, a warm bed and it wasn’t long before he found his loving forever home.

Smithy eventually needed his other eye removing, but his new owners let us know that this doesn’t stop him running around and enjoying life!

Please help us to help even more animals like Smithy.

Animals like Wilson

Wilson came to us after his owner sadly passed away.

A beautiful 14-year-old boy who had just lost his lifelong companion and wasn’t quite sure what was happening to him.

He was not in the best of health, his skin and fur were in a poor condition, his ears were bloody and sore and, to top it all off, he was suffering from a very nasty bout of cat flu.

Shortly after this, we detected cancer in the tips of his ears and underwent urgent surgery to remove the cancerous cells and help give this old boy every chance of living a happy and healthy life.

He loves fuss and cuddles and is a real sweetheart of an elderly cat - he loves his food and naps more than anything else.

Wilson is currently being loved by everyone at the Shelter, whilst we nurse him back to health, keep him active and get him ready to find a home for him in his final years.

Needless to say, we think he’s going to make for an excellent fur-iend for someone and really enjoy his old age full of snuggles.

Please help us to help even more animals like Wilson.

Without you, we cannot carry out our vital work and make these happy endings possible. Your generosity saves pets’ lives.