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Success Stories

Ask anyone who works or volunteers at the National Animal Welfare Trust and they will tell you the best part is when an animal in need leaves one of our centres to enjoy a new life in a loving home.

You can read some of our stories here and if you feel inspired to help us in our work, then there are many ways you can help.

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We recently heard from the happy new owners of adorable Rufus, a 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier, who was rehomed from the Cornwall centre, having previously spent many years at the Berkshire centre. Below is a lovely update from his new family:“I am pleased to say that Rufus has settled in very...

A few months ago, the NAWT centre in Clacton received a phone call from a very worried member of the public about a colony of cats, who seemed to not belong to anyone.A community effort saw the cats arrive at the centre, where they received medical attention and neutering to prevent further...

Rocky and his owner
Dear all at Trindledown,In these strange and difficult times we thought you would like to hear some good news.My Mother rehomed Rocky from you a few weeks ago and what a super star he has been! We have taken things slowly with him but he has taken everything in his little stride. We are now at the...

George and Ginger
Hello! My name is George, and my pal Ginger and I found our forever home 2 years ago with our new family, a couple called Evelyn and Vijay.We had been at the NAWT Centre for 6 months, and as I was 6 years old then, I was a bit anxious that maybe people wanted a younger bunny (I’m a bit of a worrier...

Following the loss of our last dog and despite the abundance of adult company in the house we all felt that there was a big empty void that needed to be filled.  After forty plus years of having furry four-legged friends to share our lives with the emptiness was profound.  And that is how the...

Cat - Jelly Bean
Jelly Bean, a beautiful 2-year-old girl with lovely long fur, found it difficult to adjust to life in a cattery. Although she would come to the front of her pen to say hello to visitors, she would often get nervous and hiss at them.All Jelly Bean needed was a loving home, and after 2 months in our...

Cat - Biscuit
Felix is a 2-year-old male cat who came into the Watford centre in February 2019, as he was unable to move with his owners to their new home.Felix is blind, so being in new and unfamiliar surroundings was a big challenge for him, but he didn’t let this stop him living life to the fullest.