We are an independent, not for profit, non-destruction animal rescue centre in South Birmingham, helping neglected, mistreated homeless animals find a second chance of love.
Shelter, rehabilitation and rehoming for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and small animals. We even have a few ponies looking for a new home. We also accept injured wildlife which we relocate to specialist wildlife centres.
We have 21 dog kennels and 5 isolation dog kennels as well as pens for litter of puppies.
In our cattery we can accommodate 26 cats, 6 maternity units and 2 isolation units.
All animals entering the centre must first go into an isolation unit for a full health check and to receive any special care they need and all necessary vaccinations before they are able to enter our main rehoming areas.
We also have facilities to look after around 35 small animals and paddocks for ponies.
We have 3 acres of fields where we exercise the dogs in our care and an outdoor training/play area too. We also have various facilities for looking after the occasional hedgehog, pigeon or other wildlife brought into us and a small aviary.
We also offer licenced boarding kennels for dogs, the income from which goes back into our not-for-profit operational costs to help run the rescue centre. Boarding dogs are not mixed or exercised with our other animals.
We are proud to have been serving our community for half a century. We took the big decision to change our name from Wythall Animal Sanctuary to Wythall Animal Rescue in 2017, just before our 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2018.
Whilst remaining firmly committed to our traditions and values of offering animals a sanctuary and a home for as long as they need us, we also wanted to highlight that one of our key purposes is to rehome animals with loving new families.
“Rescue” highlights the vital nature of our work and is more clearly associated with rehoming.
Today all charities are operating in a much more regulated world and much has changed in the 50 years since we were founded. The need to adhere to many regulations to operate legally is essential and we take our governance responsibilities very seriously.
We are a Charity Registered in England and Wales (1137681) and a company limited by guarantee (07257736) and as such we are regulated by the Charites Commission and Companies House.
Bromsgrove District Council
Our boarding kennels are licensed and inspected regularly by Bromsgrove District Council. Conditions are applied to all licences based on national standards from The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Conditions help to protect the welfare of animals ensuring that any establishments are built to high standards and that all businesses are well maintained and managed.
Association of Dog and Cat Homes
The Association of Dog and Cat Homes, is a national network of rescue centres sharing best practice in animal welfare, sharing knowledge and addressing common issues and encouraging welfare enhancing legislation. We have recently applied to become members of the ADCH.
Wythall Animal Rescue is registered with the Fundraising Regulator which sets and maintains the standards for charitable fundraising. The Fundraising Regulator aims to ensure that fundraising is respectful, open, honest and accountable to the public and regulate fundraising in England and Wales.