ADCH members across the British Isles and Ireland are all working continuously, to ensure that animals in their care remain properly and appropriately cared for during this difficult period.
Like every sector, the COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant effect on animal rescue organisations. This impact has been felt both in terms of the financial sustainability of rescue organisations, but also in its potential long-term impacts on animal welfare.
Even when most rescue centres had to close their doors during periods of lockdown, the requirement to provide care did not diminish. Charities have still strived to continue operations, focussing on:
Advice for Rescues
The following document summaries the current impact of restrictions on animal rescue across eight jurisdictions. Last updated 4 January 2021.
Links to further Guidance and information: –
Advice for Pet Owners
Our Members are providing lots of useful resources and advice to help keep you and your pet safe during the current crisis.
Please note that advice may be subject to change, so please check the latest Government advice for your region.
How you can help ADCH or your local rescue
You can help us to support the animal rescue sector by donating to ADCH.
Alternatively, you can contact your local rescue to make a donation of money or food. Please note that rescues are being stretched to the limit as they continue to deal with the restrictions placed on them by travel and self-isolation requirements. Please be patient when making contact as many are running with less resources than normal.
Also see other ways to support.