About Dogs Trust

Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

Here’s what we do in a nutshell…


Each year we care for around 16,000 dogs at our nationwide network of 17 Rehoming Centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.


We run subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems.


Our Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year. Free teaching resources are made available to all schools in the UK.


Our FREEDOM Project helps pet owners who are fleeing domestic violence by fostering their animals while they start a new life.


The HOPE Project gives preventative veterinary care to dogs belonging to homeless people.


We advise government on any matters concerning dog ownership.


We have established a charity in Ireland that runs a rehoming centre in Dublin.


We assist overseas animal welfare charities by training their staff in best practice.

We rely on the kind generosity of the public to make this possible. So, if you love dogs, please make a donation today


Rescue and Shelter Appeal for Cats Reg. Charity No1105653

The Scratching Post is a cat rescue charity, based in Waltham Abbey & Cheshunt (Herts), but covering a much wider area. We have a charity shop in Enfield. We rely solely on charitable donations and are very grateful to all of our volunteers.

Our policy is to ensure that no cat is ever kept in unsuitable accommodation while it is waiting for a home. Every cat's individual needs are catered for and the best expert help is provided. We never put a cat to sleep unless there is no hope of being able to save him or her with a good quality of life, as advised by our vets.

For all enquiries phone the Helpline 01992 626110


For all Stable and Paddock Maintenance
Garden Clearance
/ Tree Work / Hedging

David Clark
01279 771218 / 07860 410153

It costs in the region of £250,000 every month to cover all charitable costs
and aircraft operations.

We hope you or your loved ones never need us but thanks to the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of the County the service remains operational...we can't fly without you!

The Essex Air Ambulance, unlike NHS emergency services, is a Charity
providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for
your County. Accidents & illnesses happen and when they do, patients, whatever their age, circumstances or location need specialist treatment fast.