Community support

Funding level: Up to £1,000


Animal Connexions, was founded in 1997 due to the many needless deaths of new born puppies and kittens and to help in any way we could with unwanted, abandoned, and abused dogs and cats. Animal Connexions is a registered charity, registration number XR 59540.

We have a very strict 'no kill' policy. Working from our own homes we are able to socialise the little ones in preparation for their new lives in a loving environment. The Group was, and is still, very small in numbers, we carry out ongoing recruitment. Priority must be given to the animals in our care. We work as a team, empowering everyone to follow their ideas through. This in turn gives everyone the same status and promotes motivation.

Due to the uniqueness of our structured group and the fact that we are working in a different way to the many other sanctuaries it was felt that the time had come to move on and become a charity in our own right.

Since founding the Group over 3,000 needy creatures have been rescued and adopted to wonderful homes and many people have also been helped along the way. We not only deal with the animals but also carry out much needed and valuable animal awareness & welfare work across the community. Advice and help is always given when needed and no animal is ever turned away. If we are unable to help we probably know someone else who will. We cannot deal with wildlife but we can get in touch with those who specialise in this.

In realistic terms it takes around £2,000 a month to run our group. We receive many road accident victims and most of the animals are ill when they come to us, they therefore required dedicated nursing and lots of tender loving care. Our main expenses are veterinary treatment and food. No-one is paid and all monies raised go directly to the animals. We do not receive any financial support or grants.

We would be unable to continue if it were not for the wonderful generosity of our supporters and the general public. Most of us work a 16 hour day or more, 7 days a week, 365 day per year.

The funding would be used to help keep these animals alive and fit and able to be fostered or adopted into loving homes. in this case its not only the animals that would benefit but also the people who take them in.

animal connexions

Moment of Pride

i have known the people involved for a few years now and still dont know the full extent of the work they do behind the scenes saving doomed dogs and cats from the needle not only saving cutsie easy to rehome dogs but the dogs people fear from uneducation about breeds

Location: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom