As a small local charity, much of our work involves small animal rescue. Animals such as cats, dogs,
rabbits, hedgehogs and ferrets are cute and vulnerable. Much of the time, they’re a treasured part of domestic
life, or a glimpsed highlight during a country walk. Too often, however, they fall victim to accident,
disease, changed domestic circumstances, or cruelty. That’s when our small-animal rescue service,
and your support, comes into its own:
- Victims of animal cruelty
- When elderly people who can’t look after a pet any more
- Small animals hurt in traffic incidents
- After divorce and unemployment
- Orphaned wildlife
Thousands of small animal rescue cases since 2002
Since the NDAA was set up in 2002, we’ve rescued all kinds of small animals across North Devon. From unwanted puppies to orphaned dormice and fox cubs, our prime concern is always for the animal’s welfare. Hard as it sometimes is, we always stay as objective as possible – often under distressing circumstances. The reward, as you can imagine, comes from making a difference for the animals and seeing how our work often helps humans as well as animals.
After a rescue, we get the animal to one of our small animal rescue centres (our Misty Centre and Barnstaple special care unit). Or if it’s a wild creature we take it to the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Rescue Centre in Somerset.
Could you help us rehome a small animal?
Whenever we can, we rehome small domestic animals with new, loving owners. You might be able to help, but we’re not looking for quick-fixes. We always need secure, long-term homes for animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Please contact us
For more details about our small animal rescue work, to
ask about homing an animal, or to offer support, please contact us.