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Welcome to Wadars
Based in Worthing, Wadars is a leading animal rescue charity and has been providing care and protection of animals of all kinds, in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or similar causes since 1969.
We believe that animals enrich our lives; we also know they cannot speak for themselves and need protection. Wadars rescues and rehabilitates more than 1,500 injured and orphaned wildlife and re-homes over 600 unwanted or abandoned pets every year.
Our team of animal welfare officers respond to calls from the general public where animals are in peril and during the summer months, can receive more than 60 calls a days. At any one time, we have more than 50 dogs, cats and other pets in our care needing new homes.
Currently, as we have no homing centre of our own, Wadars animals are cared for in commercial kennels and catteries or with our volunteer fosterers until suitable forever homes can be found. We also have the support of various wildlife sanctuaries in the area.
In January 2015, we completed our move to permanent new premises in Ferring where the Charity is now based. From here, we shall develop our own animal rescue and rehoming centre, where we shall become responsible for the care of our animals, 24 hours a day.
Wadars is a registered charity and relies almost entirely on donations, legacies and fundraising from within the community that it serves to make all this possible.
Local Charity of the Year
Wadars is delighted to have been chosen as Local Charity of the Year at Sainsbury's Lyons Farm. We have collectors in store over the next couple of days so please come and say hello!
DOG OF THE WEEK
“Hey there, I'm Saffron, a medium sized cross breed and I’m only around a year old! After being brought over from Romania, I am now looking for a forever home to settle down in.”
Saffron is okay around other dogs but gets slightly nervous. She is better suited to a home with older children. Saffron is also a bit of an escape artist and would need a secure garden and house!
CAT OF THE WEEK
"Hi there, I’m Dec and I’m 12 years young!"
Dec came to Wadars when his elderly owner had to go into sheltered accommodation and could no longer keep him. He is a neutered male and whilst he has previously lived with another cat, he is not used to dogs or children. Being a more mature cat, Dec is probably best homed as an only animal.
Wadars is a registered charity No.1149884 and a company limited by guarantee No.8273985, VAT No.154 7428 96