Ways to help
Support the animals – Support the Sanctuary
We do not receive any Government funding or subsidies and as such we relay entirely on donations from those who support our work and wish to benefit the animals in our care. With running costs in excess of £350,000 per year we are extremely grateful for all donations, regardless of the amount.
We also accept donations of towels, tinned dog food, treats, dog & cat toys and other items; all to help our animals here at the Sanctuary.
Keeping our Sanctuary running depends greatly on hours put in by our fantastic volunteers. Would you be interested in joining our team?
Be part of our team and become a member
There are two types of membership available to support the animals in our care and in doing so you will receive our newsletter three times a year and have the opportunity to have your say at our Annual General Meeting:
- Commitment to Care membership – by making a monthly direct debit payment to us you can help us better plan for the future with the guaranteed monthly income.
- Annual membership of a payment of £20 per year.
Sponsor a long term dog or cat
It is with sadness that we are sometimes unable to re-home every animal that comes into our care. Some may arrive with a history of maltreatment or neglect resulting in behavioural issues. For this reason they are unable to find their forever homes, for those animals we are their home – for however long they need us we will be there.
For £60 per year you can help us provide this sponsor one of our ‘long termers’ and you will receive regular updates and cards from your nominated sponsor pet throughout the year. The income generated from this ensures they receive the necessary veterinary care, socialisation and enrichment activities that make their time here as rewarding as possible.
Sponsor a Kennel
For £100 per year (or £250 for businesses) you can sponsor a kennel within the sanctuary. We will place your plaque above one of our kennels within the courtyard and your message will be viewed by our 1000 plus visitors each month. This is the ideal opportunity to promote your business or dedicate a kennel in memory of a much loved pet.
Legacies are vital to our work and made the dream of our new building a reality and in doing so allowed us to increase our animal intake capacity and also ensured our long term sustainability. We have puts measures in place where provision can made for the care and rehoming for your pet by writing us in your will. For further information click here.
As a member of Will to Give Northern Ireland we actively promote and support charitable gifts in Wills.
Fundraise for us
We are always looking for inspirational individuals to fundraise on our behalf so put those ideas into practice and raise money for your favourite charity.
If you have free time you can also get involved by volunteering to assist in our street collections, bag packs and other fun activities.
Check our Amazon wishlist and donate items directly that will benefit our cats and dogs.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to us. Support us by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk
Connect your pet to your special day and make a donation to us in lieu of wedding favours; we can supply sanctuary pin badges as an alternative gift for your guests.
Donations in lieu of flowers
Continue the love of animals of your loved one by making donations to us in lieu of flowers