Freshfields Wales

Our rescue centre in Caernarfon, North Wales deals predominantly with abandoned, neglected and unwanted cats and kittens, there are usually 70 to 80 in residence at any one time. We neuter, vaccinate and generally rehabilitate these amazing animals before seeking out new and permanent homes for them. For every cat or kitten that goes to its new home there are 10 more vying for a place at the centre.

We also provide shelter to approximately 32 horses and ponies. These animals have come to us for any number of reasons, sometimes as a result or neglect or abuse, often abandoned and sometimes because the owner simply cannot afford or is not able to look after them any more. Through sheer hard work and determination we do the very best we can for every horse and pony in our care. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers play a vital role in the long term rehabilitation of these wonderful creatures. Our accomplishments would be far less without them.

Some of the younger, fitter equines are available on loan to the right new family, some are bonded pairs so must be rehomed together and there are many who enjoy their retirement here at the shelter. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to view the horses, either because you feel you have a suitable long term home on offer or because you would like to make a donation to the charity.

The Welsh branch of Freshfields also works hard to support stray and unwanted dogs locally. We do not have facilities to admit dogs to the centre itself and instead rely heavily upon our dedicated team of foster carers. Many a dog on death row has gained a last minute reprieve thanks to those people who open up their homes to desperate cases and these same individuals have greatly influenced our ability to be there for emergency rescues. So often these emergencies are unwanted, neglected or under performing farm dogs and we are so grateful that through our foster families we have found a way to be able to help them.

Never let it be said that we are anything but resourceful! With an increasing number of smaller animals, most typically rabbits, guinea pigs and occasionally ferrets also in need of rescue we have adapted our services to cater for these animals too, albeit on a small scale. There is rarely a time when we don't have two or three of these poor creatures also in need of forever homes!

We remain passionate about the rescue and re-homing of dogs, cats, small animal and horses in North Wales and we sincerely hope that we can continue to rely upon your support.