We are a non-profitable organisation dedicated to improving the life of unwanted animals. We take in animals of all shapes and sizes, from rabbits to horses, and we find them loving new homes. This rescue is run completely by volunteers and is completely reliant on the generosity of the public. 

 Urgent Fundraising Appeal

In light of what happened in Manchester, we are urgently trying to raise money to put in a sprinkler system into our rescue to protect our animals.

We are trying to get this system installed ASAP. If you are able to do an event, like a coffee morning to help us raise the money that would be really helpful.  If you are not able to do an event any donations are greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for your continued support.

We are now able to accept donations by Paypal. If you would like to donate this way please click on the donate button.  Thank you.

Urgent Notice

Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue would like to make you aware that the TV show about Dorset Dog Rescue (DDR) was not about or anything to do with us. 

We have had it brought to our attention that DDR are changing their name to Dorset & Somerset Dog Rescue. We would like to reassure you that during our 25 years of rescuing animals under the name Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue, we have never had any dealings with DDR and never will do.

Urgently Needed

Cat/Kitten meat in tins or sachets. 

We would be so grateful for any you can donate. Please ring Sam on 07971 079249. 

Animal Food Collection Bins

Asda in Gillingham - behind checkouts

Morrison's in Wincanton

Although we mainly rescue cats & dogs we do rescue most types of animals.  Therefore cat & dog food are our greatest needs, however any pet food would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


Urgent Homes Needed for Chickens 

If you would like to offer a home to any chickens or would like more details on them please contact us by email.

Donny is a black male of approx 4/7 years old. Donny was living as a stray in a rural village. He has blossomed with tlc and enjoys being made a fuss of. Donny is an affectionate and friendly cat who enjoys playing with toys. He is neutered and microchipped.

If you would like to offer a home Donny or would like any more details on her then please email or call us on 07971 079249.

Spot is a lovely male staffie approx 4 years old. He is an absolute beauty and really is working his magic on all the volunteers at the rescue as we are falling for him big time! He is very affectionate and gives you lots of sloppy kisses. He is very playful and loves to play ball with you. We can't fault him in his kennel as he is so calm and clean.  He was previously in a dog pound where the dog warden liked him so much he paid for kenneling out of his own money until We had rescue space for him. We have been told he cannot be trusted with other dogs but we have not seen this side of him and he regularly sees other dogs on his walk and shows no reaction but anyone offering Spot a home would have take this seriously and take the necessary measures whilst walking him in areas where other dogs are off lead. 

If you would like to offer a home to Spot or would like more details on him then please contact us by email 


 Last updated 03/10/15

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