Our Cats Shop

Wood Green Leading Animals Home

Our Cats will be attending the Suffolk and Norfolk Cat Show, held at Wood Green Animal Shelters on 19th May.

Wood Green Animal Shelters is a national animal welfare charity that has been taking in and finding homes for lost and unwanted animals for over 80 years. It costs approximately £12,000 a day to run Wood Green Animal Shelters and the charity receives no Government or Lottery funding.

The charity has set national standards in animal care and relies solely on the support of the general public to continue its vital role in society. During the last year Wood Green rehomed over 6,000 animals through its three sites; on average this is 98 animals per week.

Experienced and well-trained staff match the right pet to the right family when rehoming, which has meant that Wood Green has a very low comeback rate and successfully rehomes over 92% of animals who come in.

Facilities
Wood Green in Godmanchester is located within 52 acres and has facilities to care for dogs, cats, small animals and a variety of field animals including a Llama and a Red Deer who are permanent residents of the charity. Also located on site is a pet accessory and gift shop where animal food and equipment can be purchased with all profits going back to the charity.

There are a number of facilities at the Godmanchester site which are available for hire, including the Britten Arena and a fully licensed restaurant. The facilities are run by the trading arm of the charity, ‘Wood Green Enterprises Ltd’, which gives all of the profit made back to the charity to help care for the animals.

Fundraising
Wood Green receives its money from generous supporters in a variety of ways, including taking part in fundraising activities such as dog walks, craft fairs and car boot sales. The list of fundraising activities is endless and Wood Green is extremely grateful to all its supporters.

There are also events run by the shelters themselves throughout the year which are open for all members of the public to attend to show their support.

Talks and Tours are also provided by Wood Green; the shelters are delighted to be able to send a speaker to talk to groups at your own venue and regularly visit WI groups, Rotary clubs and school assemblies. Talks offer participants the opportunity to hear all about the work of one of the largest animal welfare charities in the country. A standard talk will last about one hour; however they can be tailored to an individual group’s needs and requirements.

The Godmanchester shelter also provides guided tours for a donation of £30 to school groups, coach tours and community groups.

If you would like to take part in a fundraising event for Wood Green or would like further information about the events held by the charity, please contact the Fundraising department on 08701 90 40 90 or email info@woodgreen.org.uk

Website
During early 2005 Wood Green launched its new website which has received thousands of visitors and not only informs the general public about the work carried out, but shows a detailed virtual tour of the Godmanchester shelter with some of the animals who are looking for new homes. There is also the important area where donations can be made online through a secure server and regular as well as one-off donations can be made. You can visit the Wood Green website at www.woodgreen.org.uk

Wood Green is open to visitors everyday between 10am and 4pm. Wood Green Animal Shelters, King’s Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester, Cambs, PE29 2NH Tel: 08701 90 40 90. Email: info@woodgreen.org.uk