Animal Rescue Cumbria, called The Wainwright Shelter after our benefactor, well-known walker and writer Alfred Wainwright, who generously donated royalties from his books right up until his death in 1991, to ensure ongoing support for the cats and dogs in our care. However, since his death we have been completely dependent on legacies and donations and are extremely grateful to all those who continue to help us in this way. We use the maximum possible from all donations and legacies for our animals.
From humble beginnings in 1972, our staff and volunteers provide dedicated year round care in an exemplary shelter where the animals' needs come first. Strict homing policies ensure all animals are well placed when they leave us.
By far our biggest expense is our vet bill with the minimum cost of preparing a cat for adoption currently £110.52 and for a dog £112.98. This can be higher if some animals need more treatment than others.
All our cats are blood tested for Feline Aids and Feline Leukaemia, vaccinated, neutered, micro chipped, flea treated and wormed and our dogs are all given a health check, vaccinated, neutered, micro chipped, flea treated and wormed before they leave us.