Animals in Distress

Animals in Distress is a registered charity (no: 515886) founded in 1967 to alleviate the suffering of sick and injured animals.

Providing a 24 hour rescue service, the group look to help animals in distress that have got themselves into difficult situations which can include anything from a cat up a tree, dog in a river or animal that has been involved in a car accident. They also handle a lot of strays, abandoned animals and cruelty cases.

Affiliated to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Unit, Animals in Distress has two sanctuaries in Irlam and Littleborough. Their new retirement home also enables them to offer long term care to older animals.

As well as its emergency activities, the charity also provides veterinary treatment, neutering and micro chipping, alongside education, advice programmes and work experience placements.

But they can’t do any of this great work without your help! The group relies on fundraising through sponsored events, charity shop takings, membership fees, donations and sponsoring an animal. If you can support in anyway, please contact them directly and help to save an animal from distress today!

Irlam is also home to their charity shop, which helps to raise funds to support the charity’s work. Located at 602 Liverpool Road, the shop can be contacted on 0161 775 6250.

If you are aware of an animal in distress, please contact the hotline: 07850 605283

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