ANIMAL AID

Animal Aid is a major UK-based animal protection group that campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. Animal Aid campaigns on the whole spectrum of issues - from animal experiments to humane research, factory farming to vegetarianism, the exotic pet trade to wildlife and habitat protection. www.animalaid.co.uk

 

ANIMALS ASIA 

Animals Asia have three flagship programmes: End Bear Farming, Cat and Dog Welfare and Action against Cruelty. Under these, they have many campaigns, including the Moon Bear Rescue aimed at bringing the barbaric practice of bear farming and the bile trade to an end. They rescue hundreds of bears from the torture of bile farms, and bring them to sanctuaries to live out their lives in peace and safety.  www.animalsasia.org

 

ANIMAL CARE COLLEGE 

 The Animal Care College was established in 1980 and provides a highly regarded and wide range of distance learning qualifications at every level of companion animal care in the UK. As a member of the Open College Network South East Region, students are able to accumulate credits towards acceptance for further education at University level. Additionally, the College offers recognised accredited qualifications at levels 1-4 in the care and psychology of dog, cat and horse owners. www.animalcarecollege.co.uk

 

ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL

A group of organisations, Animal Defenders International, the National Anti-Vivisection Society, and the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research, work together globally for the protection of animals. With offices in London, Los Angeles and Bogota, they work at all levels, from undercover investigations to scientific and economic research, publication of technical reports, public education and drafting and securing legislative protection for animals. www.ad-international.org

 

ANIMAL KIND LTD

An organisation that ensures those using animals for events such as TV or film do it in a way that protects animal welfare as well as providing advice on how organisations are looking after their animals. www.animalkindltd.co.uk

 

ANIMAL WELFARE PARTY

Animals Count is a UK political party for people and animals, established in December 2006. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015 Animals Count contested elections. www.animalwelfareparty.org

 

ASSOCIATION OF PET BEHAVIOUR COUNSELLORS

The APBC is an international network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who work on referral from veterinary surgeons to treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets.​ THE APBC also runs seminars and workshops for its members, veterinarians, and members of the public interested in the field of pet behaviour therapy and dog training. www.apbc.org.uk 

 

ASSVAP

ASSVAP is the leading international association representing all animal therapists.  This includes physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, hydrotherapists and massage therapists. ASSVAP requires all their members to adhere to a stringent code of conduct and ethics and they must carry suitable insurance. www.assvap.com

 

THE ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

The Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW) is a charity which aims to bring together lawyers interested in animal protection law to share experience and to harness that expertise for the benefit of the animal protection community, including by securing more comprehensive and effective laws and better enforcement of existing animal protection laws.  www.alaw.org.uk

 

BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a charity that aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help.  They reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners and when this is not possible, they care for them until new homes can be found for them. Battersea also educate the public about responsible pet ownership. www.battersea.org.uk  

 

BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY

The BHS represents the interests of the 3.5 million people in the UK who ride or who drive horse-drawn vehicles. With over 82,000 core BHS members, 34,000 members of affiliated Riding Clubs and the members of Affiliated Bridleways Associations. The BHS is the foremost and most influential equestrian charity in the UK and seeks to  bring to the fore the full scope of their charitable objectives in education, welfare, access and safety. www.bhs.org.uk

 

BRITISH & IRISH ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS

BIAZA is the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. They are the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland. Their Member Collections seek to ensure excellent animal welfare, education and conservation work. BIAZA supports them in their work and helps promote the work of good zoos and aquariums. www.biaza.org.uk

 

BORN FREE FOUNDATION

The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity, devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare. Born Free takes action worldwide to protect threatened species and stop individual animal suffering. Born Free believes wildlife belongs in the wild and works to phase out zoos and use of animals for entertainment. www.bornfree.org.uk

 

BRITISH VETERINARY ASSOCIATION (BVA)

The BVA is the national representative body for the veterinary profession with over 11,500 members. Their main functions are developing and delivering policy affecting the profession promoting and protecting the profession in matters proposed by government and other external bodies provision of services to members.   www.bva.co.uk

 

CARIAD

C.A.R.I.A.D. was created following peaceful protests against an application for a 196 dog 'puppy farm' in Carmarthenshire. It is a group who hold the collective aim of seeing the end of puppy farming in Wales.  www.cariadcampaign.wordpress.com

 

CATS PROTECTION

Originally set up in 1927 Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity which helps more than 230,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and homing centre. www.cats.org.uk

 

CENTRE FOR ANIMALS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Run by Dr Dan Lyons, a former campaigns director of Uncaged Campaigns and an honorary research fellow at the University of Sheffield, the charity founded in 2011 aims to advance the social and political status of nonhuman animals and embed animal protection as a core goal of public policy. www.casj.org.uk    

 

CHANCE PIXIES

Chance Pixies was set up to provide and maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception, care and treatment of animals in need. It also seeks to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general, the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals, and promoting the benefits of companionship and respect between people and animals. www.chancepixies.com

 

THE COCKAPOO CLUB OF GB RESCUE, REHOMING & RESPITE

CCGB Rescue, Rehoming and Respite was formed by the Cockapoo Club of Great Britain, a group of owners, breeders and enthusiasts who wish to promote the health and welfare of the increasingly growing number of Cockapoos being bred in Great Britain in recent years.   In November 2014 just 3 years from launch, the CCGB boasted 9500 members. 

http://www.cockapooclubgb.co.uk/cockapoo-rescue-rehoming--respite-care.html

 

COMPANION ANIMAL WELFARE COUNCIL (CAWC)

CAWC was launched on the 26th April 1999 and was set up to conduct independent studies into the welfare, care and treatment of companion animals and their role within society. The Council offers specialist advice, especially to organisations, institutions and Government primarily by publishing the results of their studies. www.cawc.org.uk

 

COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING (CIWF)

Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today CIWF campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices believing that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach which is why they only work on farm animal welfare. www.ciwf.org.uk

 

CONSERVATIVES AGAINST FOX HUNTING

Conservatives Against Fox Hunting was established by a Conservative Association Chairman and represents those who are against the repeal of the Hunting Act 2004 which bans hunting with hounds. They state that 75% of the population of the UK are against repeal as demonstrated in official MORI IPOS polls conducted in October 2009. Conservatives Against Foxhunting also work on wildlife campaigns such as a Closed Season for Hares. www.conservativesagainstfoxhunting.com

 

COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE

The Countryside Alliance was created in 1997 to represent an increasingly marginalised rural minority and give rural Britain a voice. An amalgamation of three organisations: The Countryside Business Group, the British Field Sports Society and the Countryside Movement, the Countryside Alliance has in its short life become the major British campaigning organisation on rural issues.  www.countryside-alliance.org

 

DOG BREEDING REFORM GROUP (DBRG)

DBRG is a campaigning and lobbying group whose aim is 'to promote and support initiatives and reforms that will effectively improve dog welfare related to a) genetic and breed health; b) breeding, rearing and selling practices.'  DBRG recognises that dog breeding is a poorly regulated industry and that current welfare laws have severe limitations in protecting dogs from suffering and exploitation as a result of unethical breeding practices. www.cavaliercampaign.com/~/dog-breeding-reform-group

 

DOG RESCUE FEDERATION

The Dog Rescue Federation is made up of voluntary, not for profit, small rescues, registered charities and individuals from across the UK, involved in rescuing and rehoming stray and abandoned dogs. www.dogrescuefederation.org    

 

THE DOG LOVERS REGISTRATION CLUB UK

The Dog Lovers Registration Club UK was established in 1990. Dog Lovers register pedigree dogs and puppies regardless of whether they are already registered with any other kennel/registration club. Dog Lovers club keeps the history of each breed and records all/any health checks on their database. Dog Lovers UK value Pedigree dogs as family pets and are not for 'show.' www.dogregclub.co.uk

 

DOG THEFT ACTION

DTA aim to promote the protection, security and welfare of dogs from the threat of dog theft by the provision of advice, information and education, leading to a reduction in the incidents of dog theft, thereby avoiding unnecessary suffering and distress to dogs and owners.  www.dogtheftaction.com

 

DOGS TRUST 

Dogs Trust cares for 13,500 dogs every year through their network of 17 Rehoming Centres across the UK. Dogs Trust has a strict non-destruction policy, and never destroys a healthy dog. Each dog rehomed is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, given 6 weeks insurance and the adopter is offered on-going advice and support. Dogs Trust works to reduce the stray dog problem through promoting responsible dog ownership via education packages and extensive neutering and microchipping initiatives. www.dogstrust.org.uk  

 

DOODLE TRUST

A dog rescue and rehoming organisation dedicated to Doodles (Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Cockapoos, other Poodle crosses) and Poodles throughout the UK. www.doodletrust.com

 

Dr HADWEN TRUST

The Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (DHT) is the UK's leading medical research charity that funds and promotes the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research and testing. www.drhadwentrust.org

 

FOUR PAWS

FourPaws is an international animal welfare charity with a vision of a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. Their mission is to be the strong, global and independent voice for animals under human control by creating sustainable solutions for animals in need, touching hearts, changing consumer behaviour, driving legal changes and building powerful partnerships. www.fourpaws.org.uk

 

FRIENDS FOR PETS

Friends for Pets was established in 2008 as a small dog walking and pet sitting company in Somerset. It now has a number of Franchises covering the South of the UK and South Wales. Friends for Pets also offers dog day care and home from home boarding utilising a small number of local pet sitters within each area. Their aim is to provide the highest standard of pet care to client's pets and to become one of the UK's leading pet care companies. Friends for Pets pet sitters are all experienced dog owners and some with pet related qualifications such dog trainers, groomers, veterinary nurses and all hold a minimum of a basic disclosure. www.friendsforpets.co.uk

 

GREYHOUND COMPASSION

Greyhound Compassion's purpose is to support the rehoming of greyhounds by funding the provision and maintenance of kennels and other facilities for their reception and care. Greyhound Compassion contributes to the running and veterinary costs of a greyhound shelter in Lincolnshire and works in partnership with the shelter to rehome greyhounds as well as supporting a rescue initiative for galgos (Spanish greyhounds) at the "Scooby shelter" in Medina del Campo, Spain. Greyhound Compassion also provides financial assistance to the greyhounds in the care of Limerick Animal Welfare and Dungarvan Rescue in Ireland.  www.greyhoundcompassion.com  

 

GREYT EXPLOITATIONS

Greyt Exploitations is a non-profit making organisation formed in 2008 and run entirely by volunteers. They strive to raise the public's awareness of the cruel and inhumane treatment of greyhounds and much of their research and investigation work has been published in the national press. This has helped the Group to effectively campaign for the full enforcement of existing legislation and stronger protection laws. www.greytexploitations.com  

 

GREYHOUNDS IN NEED

Greyhounds in Need is an English registered charity concerned with the plight of greyhounds everywhere, and especially in Spain, where most of their work is done.They have rescued and found homes for several thousand dogs with the help of many Spanish volunteers who carry out primary rescue work, and the homing groups and individuals in Europe who are promoting adoption in their own countries. www.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk

 

HALO DOGS

Halo Dogs was established in 2009 to serve London as an epicentre for responsible dog ownership, care, training & behaviour. Halo Dogs self funds its own rescue and rehoming work, specialising in bull breeds. It also assists and supports other national and international rescue charities and works with both local councils and vets to asisst dogs in need. Along with its rescue work, Halo Dogs is keen to lead the revolution in dog day care and has helped local councils across the UK design, develop and implement a framework which falls in line with the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963. www.halodogs.co.uk  

 

HAPPA

The Horses and Ponies Protection Association is one of the oldest and most respected charities for equine welfare. Founded in 1937 to help fight against the transportation of large horses to the continent for slaughter, HAPPA continues to play a major role in all aspects of equine welfare. HAPPA continues to campaign for improvements to existing legislation to ensure that horses, ponies and donkeys are protected from cruelty and neglect. www.happa.org.uk

 

HOMES4HORSES

Horses4Homes is the only registered charity in the UK which aims to safely and efficiently rehome horses via its robust and innovative state of the art online listing and application process.  Each and every horse advert has undergone rigorous screening prior to publication and unless it meets the charity's quality control standards it does not get published.  Owners must sign up to honesty and transparency when listing.  Each person interested to take on a horse must first register with the site and complete a detailed application about their ability, experience, what they wish to do with the horse, where they intend to keep it, their occupation, budget as well as referees for owners to follow up.  A home check service is available and each rehome is accompanied with a tailormade agreement to ensure both parties are clear as to their responsibility and commitment to the horse. www.homes4horses.net       

 

HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL

Humane Society International UK is a leading force for animal protection, with active campaigns to protect British wildlife including badgers and hares, to combat the slaughter of marine life, to reduce and replace animal use in scientific research and product testing, to expose and stop the sale of fur, and to reduce the number of animals suffering on farms. HSI/UK is proud to be a part of Humane Society International-one of the largest animal protection organisations in the world. www.hsi.org

 

HOUNDS FOR HEROES

The purpose of "Hounds for Heroes" is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services. www.houndsforheroes.com

 

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW) 

IFAW is one of the world's leading international animal welfare organisations, backed by two million supporters. IFAW works throughout the world to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals by protecting wildlife habitats, reducing commercial exploitation and helping animals in distress. In the UK, IFAW campaigns on marine and wildlife trade issues, and continues to campaign to ensure that hunting with dogs does indeed become a thing of the past. In addition IFAW continues to carry forward emergency relief and companion animal campaigns. www.ifaw.org  

           

INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY

The IAT was founded in 1949 and is the foremost professional body in the field of Animal Technology. The IAT's purpose is to advance knowledge and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science and to enhance the standards and status of those professionally engaged in the care, welfare and use of animals in science. www.iat.org.uk

 

LABOUR ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY (LAWS) 

The objectives of the society are to: "Give support to the Labour Party on animal welfare issues" Educate, promote and organise discussion on matters concerning animal welfare "Influence policy and decision making at all levels of the Labour movement to improve the welfare of animals." Promote our beliefs that human beings have obligations toward other animals. www.labouranimalwelfaresociety.com

 

LEAGUE AGAINST CRUEL SPORTS

The League is a charity that brings together people who want to stop cruelty to animals in the name of sport. Established in 1924, they have used lawful investigations, campaigning and lobbying to make a difference in the UK and around the world.  www.league.org.uk

 

MAYHEW ANIMAL RESCUE

The Mayhew Animal Home is one of the most effective animal welfare organisations in London, helping thousands of dogs and cats to escape a life of abandonment, cruelty and neglect each year. www.themayhew.org

 

MISSION RABIES

Vaccinating dogs against rabies has been proven to stop the spread of the disease to people and saves the lives of humans and dogs.
The aim of Mission  Rabies is to eliminate rabies from the world by 2030 and they now have projects running in 5 countries delivering life-saving work at 7 unique project sites. So far they have vaccinated 499,528 dogs and neutered 64,558. www.missionrabies.com  
 

MRS RAW PAWS

Mrs Raw's Paws is a small family run dog care business.  The owner has qualifications in companion animal welfare and behavioural rehabilitation. Last year Mrs Raw's Paws appeared on a segment of Channel 4 "Dogs: Their Secret Lives" to advise on dog day care and walking; an unregulated fast growing business.   Mrs Raw's Paws is passionate about all animal welfare, but particularly dogs in need of adoption. www.mrsrawpaws.com

 

NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST

NWT's aims and objectives of the charity are the provision of care and shelter for stray, neglected and unwanted animals of all kinds, the protection of animals of all kinds from ill-usage, cruelty and suffering and in particular, to rescue and provide care and shelter for stray, neglected and unwanted animals of all kinds and find suitable homes for any such animals.  www.nawt.org.uk

 

NATIONAL EQUINE WELFARE COUNCIL (NEWC)

The National Equine Welfare Council represents about 60 equine welfare charities and equine based organisations having equine welfare as a main aim. It produces a Code of Practice for those organisations involved in the keeping of horses, ponies, asses, mules and donkeys, and a Markets Code of Practice. NEWC supports members by providing up to date information, running seminars and representing them to government and other bodies.  www.newc.co.uk  

 

NATIONAL OFFICE OF ANIMAL HEALTH (NOAH) 

NOAH is a trade association for the manufacturers of animal medicines for use in all species. www.noah.co.uk

 

NATUREWATCH 

Naturewatch is a non-profit animal welfare campaigning organisation. Naturewatch aims are to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals and to conduct and support the publication of information concerning animals in furtherance of their welfare. www.naturewatch.org  

 

NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

Network For Animals, was formed to take on grassroots activism such as seizing dogs from the Philippine Dog Meat Trade and supporting small animal rescues with the strong belief that decisive change for animals must ultimately involve political change. Network for Animals is a leading force against animal cruelty, representing thousands of supporters and activists in the United Kingdom and around the world.

www.networkforanimals.org

 

OATA

OATA was established in 1991 to promote and protect the ornamental aquatic industry, encompassing coldwater, tropical freshwater and marine tropical fish and invertebrates together with aquatic plants for the aquarium or pond.  The Association currently has over 700 UK members from the import, distributor, manufacturer and retail sectors. www.ornamentalfish.org

 

ONEKIND

OneKind is a leading animal protection organisations, campaigning against all animal abuse. OneKind opposes the use of animals in experiments, entertainment and factory farming - systems that treat animals as mere commodities rather than sentient, social, intelligent creatures that are capable of great suffering. OneKind actively promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.  www.onekind.co.uk  

 

PARROT SOCIETY UK

The main objective of the Parrot Society UK is the education and dissemination of information relating to psittacene aviculture and conservation amongst pet owners, hobbyists, breeders, zoos, veterinarians, research institutions, the pet industry and government officials. The Parrot Society is concerned about the welfare and humane care of all members of the parrot family and thus promotes the establishment of the highest standards of avian welfare both in the United Kingdom and abroad. www.theparrotsocietyuk.org

 

PDSA

PDSA are the UK's leading veterinary charity. Every year veterinary staff at their 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices work to provide 2.7 million veterinary treatments - including 440,000 preventative treatments - helping over 470,000 much-loved pets and bringing peace of mind to 300,000 owners. www.pdsa.org.uk

 

PEOPLE4PONIES

People4ponies is an equine charity based in Devon specialising in helping wild and traumatised ponies. As well as being home to ponies that are too traumatised by their experiences of people to find "normal homes", People4Ponies are very pro-active and successful with campaigning work. www.people4ponies.co.uk

 

PETA

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation is a UK-based charity dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA and their affiliates around the world educate policymakers and the public about cruelty to animals and promote an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect. PETA works through public education, research, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns.  www.peta.org.uk

 

PET ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) 

The PAC is a unique organisation made up of all the major animal welfare charities, veterinary organisations, environmental health, and local authority and trade associations. www.petadvisory.org.uk

 

PETS AS THERAPY

Pets as Therapy is a small UK wide national charity that has over 3000 volunteers who together with their temperament assessed dogs and cats, visit recipients in establishments such as hospitals, nursing/residential homes, special needs schools, day centres. Pets as Therapy is run by a volunteer base, who give of their time freely and bring with them companionship that only a very volunteer and pet can. www.petsastherapy.org   

 

PET FOOD MANUFCTURERS ASSOCIATION

The PFMA is the principal trade body representing the UK pet food industry. PFMA comprises of 60 member companies which accounts for over 90% of the UK market. The Association's aims and objectives are to Promote pet food products which are safe, of sound nutrition, palatable and which offer value for money, Promote responsible pet ownership, raise standards in the pet food industry, represent members' views to UK and EU government departments and enforcement authorities, share knowledge on issues and keep members well informed on all industry wide matters. www.pfma.org

 

PETPLAN

Petplan's began in 1976, with the priority of offering the very best pet insurance policies and great customer service. They have helped millions of owners get their beloved pets back on their feet following illness and injury. Petplan works with over 1,200 charities throughout the UK and in 1994 formed the Petplan Charitable Trust which has raised over £7million towards a better, healthier world for animals. www.petplan.co.uk

 

PET INDUSTRY FEDERATION (PIF)

The Pet Industry Federation is the membership association for pet industry specialist in the UK. As a Federation it combines five specialist trade associations under one umbrella group. Federation members are pet industry specialists and include groomers, pet boarders, pet retailers and manufacturers. PIF offer industry-led qualifications and training in dog grooming, pet retail and kennel & cattery management and organise pet trade events. Membership of the Federation offers a hallmark of quality: all members agree to abide by sector specific charters to demonstrate good practice. www.petcare.org.uk

 

REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY

Redwings is the largest horse sanctuary in the UK and has over 1500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in its direct care. They have around 500 horses and ponies living out in Guardian homes and re-home over 70 more every year. Redwings have centres around the UK, including four visitor centres in Essex, Norfolk and Warwickshire, and one in Scotland. www.redwings.org.uk

             

ROYAL COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS

The RCVS is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK and deals with issues of professional misconduct, maintaining the Registers of veterinary surgeons and of veterinary nurses and assuring standards of veterinary education. It also has a Royal College role which means that it is responsible for postgraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing qualifications.  www.rcvs.org.uk  

 

ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

The Royal Veterinary College is one of the world's leading specialist veterinary institutions with a broad range of programmes are of international appeal and attract students who go on to become practising veterinarians, animal scientists, veterinary nurses and leaders in industry and government. www.rvc.ac.uk

 

 RSPCA

The RSPCA has been campaigning for a better deal for animals for over 170 years. The RSPCA has over 320 uniformed inspectors who investigate complaints of alleged cruelty and suffering. On average the Society receives over 1,500.000 calls per year. The Society provides advice on animal care, helps to find homes for unwanted animals and rescues animals in distress. The RSPCA aims to promote a better understanding of animal needs, along with a great acceptance of responsibility aimed at the owner. The Society is included in many local and regional authority crisis response plans including floods, rabies control and oil spill. In addition to this the RSPCA provides an education programme as an effective way to combat cruelty and ignorance. The Society also has its own experienced scientific, veterinary and wildlife units and run a success farm assurance scheme. www.rspca.org.uk    

 

RUN FREE ALLIANCE

A charity set up to promote the welfare, care and future of beagles used for scientific research and experimentation in the UK and to provide qualified support to bodies working on alternative methods of testing and research to those involved animals.

www.runfreealliance.com

 

STREETKLEEN

Streetkleen partners with local government, housing associations and others to find better solutions that help mitigate against the social, environmental and economic impact of pet ownership.www.streetkleen.co.uk

 

THE ANGLICAN SOCIETY FOR THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS

The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals is a Christian animal welfare society.  Our aim is to ‘put animals on the agenda of the Christian Church’. We provide information and encouragement to Churches and Christians who seek to widen their concerns to include the welfare of animals as well as humans. www.aswa.org.uk 

 

THE BLUE CROSS

The Blue Cross in an animal welfare charity, with animal hospitals and animal adoption services, also offering support for pet bereavement. www.bluecross.org.uk

 

THE BROOKE 

The Brooke relieves the suffering of horses and donkeys working for poor people in developing countries. Our dedicated local vets and their teams provide care, education and training in the heart of the communities we serve in Egypt, India, Jordan and Pakistan, and through our partnership and grant projects in Afghanistan, Guatemala, Kenya and South Africa. Our aim is to reach the millions of working equine animals suffering pain and distress wherever the need is greatest with our proven, sustainable solutions. We will achieve this by forging partnerships and sharing these solutions with local organisations, helping poor communities around the world that are dependent upon working horses and donkeys. www.thebrooke.org  

 

THE DOG UNION

The Dog Union primarily works as an educational and lobbying organisation working in the areas of canine health and welfare, puppy buying and dog theft although still taking an interest in dog showing and other canine related matters. www.dogunion.org

 

THE DONKEY SANCTUARY

The Donkey Sanctuary was founded by Dr Elisabeth D Svendsen, MBE in 1969 and was registered as a charity in 1973. Its aims are to prevent the suffering of donkeys worldwide through the provision of high quality, professional advice, training and support on donkey welfare. The Donkey Sanctuary's overseas projects in Mexico, Ethiopia, India, Egypt and Kenya help hundreds of working donkeys every day, providing free veterinary treatment and giving advice to the owners who are dependent on their animals. www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

 

THE KENNEL CLUB

The Kennel Club is the recognised national authority on ownership and welfare of dogs. Since its foundation in 1873, it has promoted the welfare of dogs and responsible dog ownership, and represents the interests of responsible owners. The main aim of the Kennel Club is to promote, in every way, the general improvement of dogs.  This is achieved through various initiatives such as the registration of dogs and associated canine societies, the licensing of more than 5,000 shows, trials and competitions annually and the promotion of responsible dog ownership. Through its Charitable Trust, the Kennel Club funds canine health research projects and supports canine charities.  www.the-kennel-club.org.uk

 

THE UNIVERSITIES FEDERATION FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is an independent registered charity that works to develop and promote improvements in the welfare of all animals through scientific and educational activity worldwide.  www.ufaw.org.uk

 

UK INTERNATIONAL SEARCH & RESCUE

The UK International Search and Rescue Team (UKISAR) has components supplied by 13 UK Fire and Rescue Services. The team of search and rescue specialists has trained dogs providing specialised expert search and rescue support in collapsed buildings, confined spaces and in largely populated areas. It responds overseas to sudden onset disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis on behalf of the Department for International Development. www.ukisar.org

 

VETS GET SCANNING

Vets Get Scanning campaigns for microchip scanning to become standard practice at vets and rescue centres, as well as when remains are found by railways or roadsides. They believe these measures would increase the likelihood of owners being contacted if their pets are killed in a train or road collision. Not only that but it could deter criminals from stealing dogs, as they would get caught out if and when they took the dog to a vet. It would likely deter potential abandoners as they would be held accountable once the chip is found and they are identified by a vet or rehoming centre. www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk

 

WAITROSE

Large scale food retailer with focus on informing the customer on where their food comes from, how it's been produced and what it contains. Waitrose builds long-term relationships with farmers and suppliers, and seeks to championing British produce, supporting responsible sourcing, treating people fairly and treading lightly on the environment. www.waitrose.com  

 

WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE LINK

Wildlife and Countryside Link is a unique coalition of 46 voluntary organisations concerned with the conservation and protection of wildlife and the countryside. Members practise and advocate environmentally sensitive land management, and encourage respect for and enjoyment of natural landscapes and features, the historic and marine environment and biodiversity. The Link works across a wide range of issues with their membership, including groups on Animal Welfare and Wildlife Crime and Trade. The Animal Welfare Strategy Group seeks to raise the UK Government’s commitment to animal welfare by identifying opportunities to provide support and evidence-based, pragmatic animal welfare advice to Link’s current working groups. www.wcl.org.uk 

 

WILD FUTURES

Wild Futures is dedicated to promoting the welfare and conservation of primates,

offering a home for life to primates in need of rescue and rehabilitation, working to end the trade in primates for any purpose and abuse of primates in captivity and conserving and restoring natural habitats in the UK and abroad through funding support, education and sustainable practices. www.wildfutures.org

 

WOOD GREEN ANIMAL CHARITY 

Every year Wood Green finds secure, loving new homes for around 5,500 animals. As well as rehoming cats and dogs, they rehome many other animals including rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, chickens and goats. They aim to promote good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public and setting standards of animal welfare in the UK and beyond.   www.woodgreen.org.uk  

 

WORLD HORSE WELFARE

WHW priorities are to enhance the charity's reputation as the leading organisation for the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of horses in Britain, to campaign for an end to the long-distance transportation of horses to slaughter in Europe, to expand their worldwide training projects sustainably, which will have a positive impact on the welfare of both working horses and their owners and to define the major causes of horse welfare abuse in Britain - and establish education and policy-based solution to the problem.  www.worldhorsewelfare.org

 

WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION (formerly WSPA)

World Animal Protection campaigns against cruelty by exposing animal abuse and enforcing stronger laws. Their animal rescue teams work to save abandoned or neglected animals or those stricken by disasters; and by changing hearts and minds amongst people. www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk

 

VETS, PROFESSORS & PROFESSIONALS

Professor Andrew Knight BSc (Vet Biol), BVMS, CertAW, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), PhD, MRCVS, SFHEA

Dr. Dan O’Neil (RVC) MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm)

Dr Daniel Allen – Animal Geographer

GPCert(B&PS) MSc(VetEpi) PhD MRCVS

Dr Whitehead (Vet)

Chris Laurence MBE QVRM TD BVSC MRCVS

Prof Sheila Crispin MA VetMB BSc PhD DVA DVOphthal DipECVO FRCVS

C. Smith (Vet)

Dr. Jenna Kiddle        

Ian McParland (Behaviourist)

Ian Juniper (Trainer)

I McGill (Vet)

Prof Mike Radford University of Aberdeen. Lecturer/Specialist in Animal Welfare Law.

Harvey Locke (vet) BVSc MRCVS

Julie Miles (Trainer)  

Dr. Susannah O’Hanlon (Animal Behaviour Consultant)

Dr. Anne McBride - Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Interactions & Animal Behaviour

Marc Abraham – Media Vet

Peter Egan – High Profile Welfare Campaigner

Tim Morris – Member of the AHWBE

Professor Natalie Waran BSc, PhD