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Animal Welfare in the UK
Blue Cross UK
The Blue Cross mission: Provide care, promote companionship, enhance animal and human lives. They have some excellent information leaflets on companion animal care. Well worth a look.
An excellent web-based Charity, currently finding loving, permanent homes for over 5,000 unwanted and abandoned cats every year from rescues across the UK and Ireland through our ‘Virtual Cat Shelters’. Our homing services are given free of charge to all kinds of rescues, large and small, from the many hundreds of independent rescue centres and rehoming groups to branches of the larger organisations.
International Cat Care
International Cat Care is a charity passionate about improving the care of all cats.
Pet cats, stressed cats, ill cats, homeless cats, free-living cats, old and young cats all have different needs, different problems and different approaches. And this is where we come in… For over 50 years we 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.
New Start Cat Rescue
New Start started in 2010, with a group of like minded friends all wanting to help unwanted cats and kittens in the Gloucester area. But Jackie, one of the founders, has been in animal welfare for over twenty years. She’s been rehoming Irish kittens and cats for me since 2007, when I first met her. And New Start was partly founded to help Irish rescues and their delicate charges. An absolutely lovely group of people. And a very effective organisation.
Teckels Animal Sanctuaries
Teckels is a charitable animal welfare centre, which was established in 2003 after the Gloucester based rescue kennels and cattery merged with another long established animal rescue centre based in Swindon.
Teckels has taken in and rehomed many animals from Irish rescue centres. They’re great for keeping us posted on how our fosterees are doing and where they end up!
Wood Green Animal Shelters
Wood Green Animal Shelters is a registered Charity that has been taking in and rehoming animals since 1924. The Charity rehomes over 4,200 animals a year and has set national standards in animal care.
Wood Green takes animals from Irish rescue centres for rehoming and are truly fantastic. Their centres are a delight to visit.
Animal Welfare in the US
Alley Cat Allies Resource Centre
Alley Cat Allies, is the US nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats. For more than twenty years Alley Cat Allies has advocated Trap Neuter Return – the most humane and effective method to reduce feral cat populations. I have unashamedly yoinked a lot of their information for our TNR Manual and translated it for an Irish audience. Their site is packed with information for anyone interested in TNR. My gurus.
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Best Friends Animal Society
Nearly 30 years ago, when Best Friends helped launch and pioneer the no-kill movement, over 17 million homeless pets were dying in US shelters. Today, that number is down to around 4 million unnecessary deaths annually – that is tremendous progress, but Best Friends is committed to reducing that number to zero. It’s a mission, called No More Homeless Pets. By partnering with local governments, grassroots organisations and passionate individuals, they are making big strides toward ending the unnecessary killing of shelter pets in the United States.
Stray Pet Advocacy
Their website consolidates sources of information that pertain to issues affecting homeless, stray and feral companion animals and to provide the research and advocacy materials you need to achieve the necessary changes.