Animal Care has existed in various forms for over 30 years but as a registered charity since 1978. A few local animal lovers started to care for animals in their own homes when no-one else would help them and as the need for help increased so did the need for a permanent site to house the dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, goats, horses and other animals desperately in need of care and attention. In 1987 Blea Tarn Kennels were kindly donated to the charity and since then the many volunteers and staff involved in the charity have helped improve the site so it is able to provide the best home until a forever home can be found for each and every animal.
Animal Care has continued to grow and over the years has helped thousands of animals find happy forever homes. Animal Care can house up to 40 dogs, 50 cats, 20 rabbits, 10 ferrets and 30 rodents at any time.
Animal Care has a very popular charity shop in Morecambe which helps greatly with much needed funds; for more information please see 'Our Charity Shop' page.
In 2009 Animal Care built its very first Wildlife Area as we felt there was a need in this area to help wildlife. We work hard and do our best to care for, and then release all the wildlife we take into our centre. Please see 'Wildlife' page for more information.
Animal Care is run by a committee of 12 people. We have a team of 8 members of well qualified experienced, dedicated staff who work each day to look after over a hundred animals on site. We also have a fantastic group of hard working volunteers who give up their own time to help clean, feed and walk all the animals each day.
Animal Care's main aim is to help care for, and find new homes for any animal in need. We are all dedicated to our work and do everything we can to find each animal a new home, however long it takes.
We have a very good working relationship with our local vets, the dog wardens, the police, dog behaviourists and animal/wildlife rescue centres over the country; Animal Care helps dogs from as far away as Manchester, from dog pounds.
Animal Care relies totally on donations and the kindness of the public. If you think you can help us in anyway please contact us.