Margaret Green Animal Rescue is a well-established charity with two rescue centres in Dorset, another in Devon and a shop in the centre of Winton.
A safe sanctuary
The charity takes in all types of animals that have become homeless for a whole host of reasons; there may have been a change of family or housing circumstances or the animal may have been rescued from neglect, mistreatment or abandonment. However rocky their introduction to the centre, every pet is given a warm welcome and a cosy bed at the centre.
Margaret Green Animal Rescue prides itself on the standard of care it provides to each rescue pet. Besides the obligatory vet check-up and care each animal receives when it turns up at the centre to assess its general health and wellbeing, they are prepared and rehabilitated ready for their new home. This may include vaccinations, micro-chipping, worm and flea treatment and neutering as required.
If you give a Margaret Green Animal Rescue pet a forever home, the centre will be on hand with guidance and support throughout the adoption process and beyond to help all parties get used to your new family.
The charity runs three centres; Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre in the Purbecks, Lincoln Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for Dogs between Blandford and Bere Regis and Wingletang Rescue and Rehoming Centre for dogs and cats near Tavistock in Devon. Together the centres care for over 1200 animals every single year.
Church Knowle, set across 35 acres of Purbeck Countryside, is home to cats, horses, donkeys, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and many other species. As well as providing a rehoming service, it’s also a visitor centre, open7 days a week from 10am to 4pm where you can drop in, learn about the charity’s work and make enquiries about possibly rescuing your next pet. Lincoln Farm is open between 12pm and 3.30pm six days a week (not Tuesdays) and Wingletang is open every day from 12pm to 3.30pm.
The dogs, cats, small animals and field animals currently available for adoption are lovingly listed on the website. Take a browse through their profiles to see if there are any who might fit into your home. The animals are listed by location and you can narrow down your search by age and gender before reading their knowledgeable write-ups. The profiles often have a video and series of photos so you can feel like you know the animal even before you get a chance to visit them in person.
If you need someone to look after your much-loved cat or dog while you’re away, Margaret Green Animal Rescue also provides a pet boarding service, with proceeds going towards saving the lives of other animals. The boarding facilities – available in Dorset and Devon – are staffed by qualified, experienced animal welfare workers so you can take a break knowing your pet is in good hands – and you’re doing your bit to improve the lives of other animals less fortunate than your own.
If you want to further support the work of the charity, why not check out Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s first charity shop, in Winton, Bournemouth. Snap up a bargain and do your bit to boost their invaluable work at the same time.