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ADCH Special Recognition Award

ADCH is offering the ‘Special Recognition’ Award to honor an individual’s exceptional impact on the companion animal sector, with the winner announced at the ADCH Annual Conference in May 2023.

Posted: 31/03/2023

The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) warns the rising cost of living is leading to an animal welfare crisis

The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) fears this is the start of an animal welfare crisis caused by a rise in pet ownership rates colliding with cost-of-living pressures. […]

Posted: 19/07/2022

Suspension of Imports – ADCH Change to Standards

Today, 14 April, DEFRA have suspended any commercial import of dogs or cats from four countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Romania and Poland.  This is to stop the illegal trade in dogs […]

Posted: 22/04/2022

Situation in Ukraine

ADCH, like everyone, is horrified and concerned at the emerging and ongoing crisis in Ukraine resulting from the Russian invasion. Some members may work with Ukrainian organisations and some support […]

Posted: 03/03/2022

Dennis Baker OBE

It is with sadness that we report that Dennis Baker OBE, passed away on Thursday 19th August 2021.  His long fight with cancer finally took its toll, but he was […]

Posted: 17/09/2021


Whilst Coronavirus has impacted on rescues’ ability to fundraise, the threat to the sustainability of the UK’s and Ireland’s dog and cat rescue sector has slightly improved in the past […]

Posted: 19/02/2021


Coronavirus is posing a huge threat to the sustainability of the UK’s and Ireland’s dog and cat rescue sector, the ADCH Covid-Impact No.2 Survey reveals. The Association of Dogs and […]

Posted: 19/02/2021

Digging Deep to Help Animals in Need

Pet food manufacturers and suppliers of animal care products have donated £110,000 worth of food and products to help animal welfare charities who are struggling due to the effects of […]

Posted: 04/06/2020