Prior to the Animal Welfare Act 2006, people only had a duty to ensure that an animal didn’t suffer unnecessarily. The new Act keeps this duty but also imposes a broader duty of care on anyone responsible for an animal to take reasonable steps to ensure that the animal’s needs are met. This means that a person has to look after the animal’s welfare as well as ensure that it does not suffer.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, working across the UK to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals.
International Cat Care is a charity dedicated to improving the care of all cats.
Dogs Trust (formerly NCDL) is the largest UK dog charity.
Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue is dedicated to helping find good homes for abandoned, abused or neglected greyhounds and lurchers
Pet’s Kitchen – TV vet Joe Inglis’s excellent website where, along with his fabulous pet food, he also answers many pet owners’ questions concerning their pet’s health.
People & Dogs Society offering help and advice about all aspects of dog ownership.
Celia Haddon was the pet agony aunt for the Sunday Telegraph for many years and her personal website is packed with kind and sensible pet advice for pet owners.
The BVA Animal Welfare Foundation (BVA AWF) is the veterinary profession’s charity committed to improving the welfare of animals through veterinary science, education and debate. The Foundation is funded entirely by voluntary contributions.
website of the Pet Care Trust
Dog’s Lost has helped hundreds of owners become reunited with their dogs. It also highlights the huge problem of dog theft in the UK.
PDSA cares for the pets of needy people providing free veterinary services to their sick and injured animals.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims to rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and rehome lost and abandoned dogs and cats.
The Rabbit Welfare Fund aims to improve the quality of life of pet rabbits in the UK.
The Cinnamon Trust The National Charity for the elderly, terminally ill and their pets.
Pets as Therapy provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes with volunteers and their own friendly, temperament tested, vaccinated dogs.
Find any UK Vet – Records for every Veterinary Surgeon in the UK.
Dog Rescue Pages compiles a list of ‘all-breed-dog-rescue’ centres and organisations throughout the UK and Ireland and have been grouped by region with breed-rescues listed seperately by breed.
Gwen Bailey’s Puppy Schools are the ideal place for owners to take their puppies for socialisation, fun and education from highly trained and caring instructors.
National Missing Pets Register Lost Pets and Found Pets Search UK
Proteus is a registered charity, whose aims are to take in and care for sick, injured and unwanted reptiles from all over Britain.