How you can help

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There are many ways in which you can help the shelter. Below are just some of the ways.


We are always looking for volunteers to come and help out at the shelter. We could not do the work we do without our team of dedicated volunteers. They carry out various roles at the shelter including working on reception, dog walking, cat socialising and maintenance work.

If you would like to volunteer at WARS please go to our volunteers page.

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Bequeath A Legacy

WARS receive no funding from the Government or the Lottery. We rely purely on kind donations from the general public and on legacies generously left in wills.

Every legacy is valuable to us, be it £10, £100 or £10,000, all of which can be used to care for all the animals that come into our care.

Every year we are being asked to help more and more cats and dogs in need of help and finding a new home. The cost of providing this care, the food, the warmth and vital veterinary treatment is constantly on the increase. However our commitment to these animals never waivers and we are constantly looking to offer the best possible care and future for these animals.

Whatever you are able to leave to WARS as a legacy in your will, will be gratefully received and used in the best possible way, caring for our animals.

Your lasting legacy can help us to do that.


There are various ways in which you can donate money to WARS. All donations are gratefully received and put towards offering the best care to our animals. To find out how you can donate to WARS please do to our Donate page

Social Media

You can follow us on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Sharing our posts, photos and news can help raise awareness of of the shelter, help to find an animal their new forever home and spread the word of our upcoming events or fundraising activities.

Give As You Earn Scheme

You can donate to us straight from your salary. The donation is taken from your pre-tax salary, so this means part of your donation would come from money that would have gone to HMRC. More information can be found here, or download form here.


We hold fundraising events through out the year. This can be to raise money for the shelter or for a particular cause. For more information on our upcoming events please go to our Events page.

Are you taking part in a fun run or a marathon? Are you brave enough to take on a sky dive or bungee jump? Why not consider raising money for WARS whilst doing so? We love hearing about peoples fundraising plans,so please do get in touch and tell us about what you are doing to raise money, you never know some of our staff may just join in. You can download a sponsorship form to get you started here .