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Useful Links

Useful links for wildlife and pet care

Useful Links

Useful links for wildlife and pet care

Listed below are a number of links to sites which you may find of interest.

Act For Wildlife

Act for Wildlife are leading the way in saving endangered wildlife around the world. In the fight for conservation they are a force to be reckoned with. They work tirelessly to ensure species are protected.

General Enquiries

Act for Wildlife, Chester Zoo
Caughall Road
Upton by Chester
Chester
CH2 1LH

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Birmingham Nature Centre

Two miles outside the city centre Birmingham Nature Centre is home to 130 species of animal including red pandas lemurs meerkats snakes and lizards...

We treat all the animals at BNC, it’s a wide variety and they are well cared for in very good enclosures by their dedicated staff. We also treat their venomous snakes (with great care!) We would highly recommend visiting here for a great day out. The entrance fee is very reasonable for what is there.

Blue Cross

Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to Blue Cross's animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, their Education and Behaviour Teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life.

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BSAVA

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.

The Association Aims and Objectives

BSAVA was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals and now has over 10,000 members. The majority of members work in practice as veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses.

British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Woodrow House
1 Telford Way
Waterwells Business Park
Quedgeley
Gloucestershire
GL2 2AB

Tel: 01452 726700

Email: administration@bsava.com

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.

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Cats Protection

Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. Now helping around 218,000 cats and kittens every year through a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and homing centre.

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Dogs on the Street (DOTS)

Headed up by Michelle Clark who prior to the launch of DOTS back in 2016 had already been running a street outreach programme for 6 years, tending to the needs of the homeless with dogs, she steadily built up a strong rapport and in depth knowledge of their true needs. ‚Äč

Via Michelle’s extensive work in this area, the true inspiration for DOTS came in the waggy tailed shape of a very special street dog called Poppy who changed Michelle’s life forever. Poppy’s homeless dad was taken very ill and having heard about Michelle’s work made contact to see if she could help with Poppy’s welfare while he moved into accommodation to try and better his health. Michelle took Poppy on, welcoming her into her family (including numerous other furbabies!) like one of her own. And it was this bond that was formed with Poppy that sparked the desire in Michelle to do even more than she was for the homeless doggy owning community, to provide a more permanent and regular service.

Fast forward to now and DOTS operates weekly in London as well as running regular services in other major UK cities with a view to expand even further. With a fully equipped mobile veterinary surgery vehicle allowing ease of access to dogs in need, DOTS ensures all the essential items and services are provided for free each and every week. From food provisions to new harnesses and leads plus training and grooming sessions.

Michelle has been involved in a number of cases where she has been successful in getting homeless people and their dogs off the streets for good and hopes to do more of this in the future, because every body, human or canine, deserves a roof over their heads

Postal Address

Dogs On The Streets
Big And Red Storage Ltd – Unit 5
Martinbridge Industrial Estate
240-242 Lincoln Road
ENFIELD
Middlesex
EN1 1SP

Email

info@dotslondon.co.uk

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Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust (formerly the NCDL) is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 15,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK - and one in Dublin. They have been involved in every piece of legislation affecting dogs over the past 126 years.

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Guide Dogs

Formally called The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Guide Dogs provides mobility for people who are blind and partially sighted.

We treat many working guide dogs and have many clients who are visually impaired and rely on their 4 legged friend. We also treat the dogs that grow and train in the Birmingham Guide Dog training centre.

They are great dogs to deal with.

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International Cat Care

International Cat Care is a charity passionate about improving the care of all cats.

For over 60 years International Cat Care have been raising the standard of treatment and care provided to cats by veterinary surgeons, boarding cattery operators, those involved in rescue work, breeders and, of course, cat owners by providing the best information possible. Formerly known as the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB), new name – International Cat Care – coincided with a dramatic increase in International Cat Care's international welfare work for unowned cats, demand for information from cat owners all over the world, and work with veterinary organisations worldwide.

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RCVS

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. They do this by setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Advice on the Code of Professional Conduct

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RSPB

The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with their partners, they protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. They also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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Tel: 01767 680551

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RSPCA

A unique animal welfare charity proud to be the oldest welfare charity around.

The RSPCA were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and work hard to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering.

We work with the RSPCA on many cases of cruelty and neglect, often appearing in court as expert witnesses. It’s upsetting work but seeing neglected animals return to health is very rewarding.

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RWAF

The RWAF is a registered charity (#1167093) with the aim of improving the health and welfare of domestic rabbits in the UK. Both educational efforts and campaigning are channelled through the RWF. This charitable status means that donations to the fund are eligible for Gift Aid. Despite being formed of two separate bodies, we tend to talk about the organisation as a single entity – the RWAF.

Objectives of the RWAF

To improve the care of pet rabbits in the UK by:

  • encouraging people to keep pet rabbits in conditions that meet their physical and behavioural needs
  • educating the public in the care and ownership of pet rabbits in Britain
  • working with the pet retail industry to ensure products sold for rabbits satisfy their welfare and behavioural needs, and that correct care information is given to customers so they can meet their rabbits’ needs.
  • working with veterinary professionals to help advance their knowledge of rabbit medicine and treatment
  • supporting rabbit rescue.
  • supporting or conducting studies to promote improvements in rabbit health and welfare

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Tel: 0844 324 6090

Email

info@rabbitwelfare.co.uk

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The Edward Foundation

The Edward Foundation was founded in March 2011 when a group of people on a Bulldog Owners Forum were made aware of a Bulldog who was being advertised at stud and later for sale on the internet. We could see from the advert photos that he was in a terrible condition. After receiving no help from reporting to the relevant authorities it was decided to raise the funds and get him out of a dire situation.

Once Edward (as we renamed him) was in our possession it was clear he had severe Demodex, was extremely thin and needed a lot of TLC. We handed him over to Bulldog Rescue, where they took much time and devotion to get Edward to full health. He was later rehomed and is enjoying a fantastic life with owners who really care about him. He is now a much loved bulldog and has admirers all around the country!

He inspired us to start this Foundation in his honour, to help the bulldogs at risk of abuse being and used as a commodity. We have helped over 500 bulldogs find loving forever sofas. The Edward Foundation is run by De Randall and Marion Beardall on a day to day basis and our Trustees are De Randall, Marion Beardall and Margaret Cassidy. We rely totally on our wonderful volunteers that run our auction page to raise money & our Area Co-Ordinators that are invaluable. We also have a huge network of foster homes and volunteers that are available at the drop of a hat to help a bulldog in need. We cannot thank them enough for their time, their dedication and their kindness along with our loyal bunch of supporters without whom this Foundation could not exist. The Foundation is now well supported enough to require no help from any outside organisation. We cover all veterinary costs for each bulldog and have forged relationships with many trusted vets around the country that help us with any bulldog requiring medical attention. We work with other rescues [when asked] to take into foster care any bulldogs they may have come into their shelters.

Postall Address

Marion Beardall,
10 Beech Avenue,
Haydock,
Saint Helens,
Merseyside
WA11 0LS

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Tel: 07891138336

Email

edwardfoundationvolunteer@gmail.com

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Tiger Time

TigerTime is a campaign of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation; an adaptable and flexible, non-bureaucratic organisation responding promptly to conservation threats by supporting trusted, reputable individuals and organisations operating in the field. Lean on administration but generous on funding, DSWF supports a range of innovative, vital and far-reaching projects throughout Africa and Asia, achieving real results for wildlife survival.

Postal Address

Saba House,
7 Kings Road,
Shalford,
Guildford,
Surrey
GU4 8JU
UK

Call

01483 272 323

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West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, home to over 165 species of exotic animals, many of which are endangered...

We treat all the zoo animals at WMSP, its very interesting work and involves dealing with a wide variety of species including reptiles, birds, monkeys etc. You may see our staff at the park, as they do regular visits there.

We have been known to have crocodiles back to the Edgbaston surgery for x-rays! Don’t worry, we are careful to keep them well confined.

Website: https://www.wmsp.co.uk/

Wild Acre Rescue

Wild Acre Rescue promote the welfare of ill-treated, abandoned and homeless animals and provide advice, support and education to the general public in all matters concerning the welfare of domestic pets.

We treat many of the patients in this rescue centre. Wild Acre do excellent work and rehome and care for many pets other charities might give up on.

Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts is a movement made up of 46 Wildlife Trusts: independent charities with a shared mission for wildlife and people.

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Postal Address

The Wildlife Trusts,
The Kiln,
Mather Road,
Newark
United Kingdom
NG24 1WT

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Wildlife Watch

If you care about nature and love wildlife, Wildlife Watch is the club for you! Explore your local wild places, get involved in hundreds of events and activities and make new friends by becoming one of Wildlife Watch’s 150,000 members.

Contact Details

Wildlife Watch - The Wildlife Trusts
The Kiln
Mather Road
Newark
NG24 1WT

Call

01636 670000

Email

watch@wildlifetrusts.org

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