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We need volunteers here at our rescue centre, every single day to work alongside our staff team to care for our animals and help us with a range of jobs supporting their work. Volunteers are crucial to our day to day operations.

Volunteer roles include:

Activities involving direct contact with animals:
Including dog walking, cat socialising, assisting with cleaning, grooming, basic dog training

Fundraising related activities:
Including helping with events, helping with collections

Office based duties:
Including data entry, filing, computer work, helping with marketing and social media

Charity shop activities:
Including sorting donated items, serving customers

Centre cleaning and maintenance: 
Include cleaning, painting, maintenance, gardening

If you can spare a few regular hours each week, we would love to hear from you. We offer a volunteer induction programme which covers all aspects of health & safety (for animal care roles), we can provide a reference for future employment should you need one and you will be part of a friendly, welcoming team, passionate about animal welfare. You can gain some new skills, develop personal skills and confidence, try something new and gain a sense of achievement by putting something back into your community.

Please note: Volunteers must be over 16 years of age.

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It is our policy not to re-home animals over the festive period. This is not only to ensure that animals are not acquired as Christmas gifts but also because settling into a new home, no matter how wonderful, is a stressful time for a rescue and there are a lot of added hazards in the household over Christmas and the new year in the way visitors, decorations, celebrations and rich food which makes it not an ideal time for your new pet to settle in.
We stop re-homing this year on the 8th of December and renew again on the 2nd of January.
Our kennels are still open as normal for viewing our animals and we will be reserving and taking details for home visits. Rest assured our staff and volunteers will continue to come in as normal over the Christmas and New Year period to ensure our animals are looked after as normal. We hope that you can understand and comply with our policy over this time. Thank you.

Winter Fayre Raises Over £1000 For Animals

A BIG thank you to everyone who came along to our Winter Fayre last night. To Dot for organising the event, the team at the West Heath Community Centre for their help and support, everyone who donated or baked, manned a stall or turned up and supported the event. We raised just over £1000! Which is fantastic. Well done all involved.

Christmas Shoe Box Gift Appeal

Fill a shoe box with a some Christmas treats for one of our rescued animals and we will distribute them on Christmas morning to make Christmas day special for all of the animals spending the festive season in our care this year. 

PLEASE NOTE  You are welcome to bring your shoe box to the Sanctuary anytime between 9 and 4 but if you wanted to look around whilst you are here you would have to come during our opening hours of 2 til 4pm. Thank you. 

Just a couple of pounds a month will make all of the difference.

Opening Hours:

Animal visiting hours are:
Monday - Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Closed Tuesdays

The office telephone lines are open every day:
9.00am – 4.45pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

01564 823288


Wythall Animal Rescue
Long View, Middle Lane, Kings Norton
B38 0DU

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Thank you so much!
We would like to thank our Patron Tony Iommi for
supporting our charity, it means a lot to us.