WAW are on the lookout for a new part-time Animal Care Assistant
Due to the current situation we need an extra pair of hands on site, to look after all the animals in our care and help to get them into forever homes.  So, if you are a team player with a passion for animals, then why not join the WAW team.
We are looking for someone to work at the centre, caring for the animals, establish good customer relations and get involved in some administration duties.
  • Part time – 20hrs a week (across various shifts, including weekends & bank holidays to cover the needs of the charity – with flexibility to be willing to do extra hours to cover holidays & sickness etc.)
  • Responsible to: WAW Operations Manager
  • Location: Warrington Animal Welfare Rescue Centre, Warrington
  • Salary: Minimum Wage
  • Application Deadline: Friday 30 October 2020


  • Previous experience working in a vets or animal rescue environment
  • Driving license - able to drive the 'medium sized' charity van when needed (age 25+ due to insurance restrictions)
  • Confident handling domestic pets – dogs, cats and ideally rabbits & guinea pigs 
  • Excellent communication skills are a must as you must be confident working as part of a small team along with staff, volunteers, members of the public and trustees.
  • Reliable 
  • IT Literate - use of a computer, electronic payment system and databases.

What you'll be doing:

Animal Care:
  • Cleaning animal accommodation for cats, dogs, rabbits & guinea pigs
  • Preparing and providing food and water for all animals 
  • Administering medication
  • Admitting animals – providing basic health-checks, flea & worm treatments
  • Supporting the on-site Veterinary clinic.
  • Dog walking of all sizes (including large breed)
People Care:
  • Greeting visitors on arrival at the centre.
  • Showing animals to visitors.
  • Animal surrender & adoptions.
  • Working with & supporting volunteers / training new volunteers.
The Paperwork:
  • Registering & checking microchips.
  • Checking information on rescue database
  • Accurate completion of relevant documentation for surrenders, adoptions, foster agreements.
Other duties:
  • Health and Safety - ensure that H&S policy and procedures are adhered to and embedded to deliver effective and safe services and operations.
  • Data Protection - complying with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 whilst undertaking all duties.
  • Equality and Diversity - apply and embed fairness and equality in both the delivery and offer of all services, to ensure that all staff and customers are treated fairly, to meet an individual’s personal circumstances.
  • Ad hoc duties as required to help with the running of the centre.
  • Promote the Charity and its values and ethics in a positive manner.

How to apply?

Please send in a CV and covering letter/email which details what you could bring to the role, highlighting previous experiences relevant to the role.  
Deadline for applications is Friday 30 October 2020.
Recruitment and interviews will be Covid-19 safe and adhere to social distancing rules.
Due to limited resources, we may not be able to responds to all applications.
Posted: 18/10/2020 15:57:14 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


Slutchers Lane is now closed at the junction of Wilson Patten Street until December 2020.

As a result, access to Slutchers Lane for all businesses and properties along Slutchers Lane including the private service road and Bank Quay Trading Estate will be from Chester Road via the new bridge (opposite the Texaco garage / Gainsborough Road junction).
Follow signs to SLUTCHERS LANE SOUTH - once over the new bridge, ignore the road closed signs, go through the traffic lights, turn left onto Slutchers Lane and follow the signs to our rescue centre (under railway arches, past the go-karting, past RSPCA and up to our car park).

Google Maps have been updated to reflect the works, so use WA1 1PJ.

Pedestrian Access should still be open from Wilson Pattern Street and is being maintained by the contractor during working hours.
▶️▶️ Find out more, inc map:



Posted: 12/10/2020 15:06:48 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments

Helping us to keep going...

As the coronavirus situation continues, we really need your help to survive these uncertain times, so we can help animals now and continue into the future.
WAW relies entirely on donations from our supporters to care for animals and as our funding streams dry up we are forced to ask you for help so we can ensure the future of the charity.
We don’t like asking, as we know it’s a difficult time for a lot of you – but we are truly concerned and need to take urgent action.
If you can help by donating whatever you can to help us through, we would be so grateful.
You can donate in a number of ways:
💜 Send a cheque to: Warrington Animal Welfare, Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington, WA1 1NA
💜 Online donation (one off or regular monthly donation) via JustGiving or Charity Checkout
💜 PayPal – using:
💜 Donate items via our Amazon Wish List
💜 Pay direct to our bank: Sort code 60 20 29 / Account No: 50246798
💜 Text to Donate:
To donate £5, text NEUT001 to 70970
To donate £10, text NEUT001 to 70191

Thank you for your support during these uncertain times - together we will come through this and still be able to help animals in need.


Posted: 07/04/2020 16:28:05 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments

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Animals don't know we are in the middle of pandemic and there are still animals in need of rescue and in need of homes - our rescue does remain closed to drop-in visitors and is running a strict appointment system.  We have also introduced the following safey measure to keep you safe:

  • Stict appointment system for all visitors (donations can still be dropped off without an appointment, but will need to be left a the gate).
  • Limited the number of people on site.
  • All visitors to wear a face covering when on site, along with staff and volunteers.
  • Adhering to social distancing.
  • Installed hand sanitsier and encourage good hand hygiene.
  • Changed our homecheck procedures - we will discuss those with you, if you are adopting.
As you appreciate this requires more resources and we may not be able to respond to all inquires, or may take longer to reply, so we ask that you are patience.

Our amazing staff and volunteers will still be at the centre to ensure our animals waiting for their forever homes still get the best care we can offer during these challenging times.

Getting in touch
Our phone lines remain open - 01925 748638, however we are experience a high demand in service, so please consider if your call is urgent before calling and be patience if you cannot get through. 

Telephone calls are taken 10am - 4pm.  You can also email or use Facebook Messnger

We are very busy and ask that you be patience, we also may not be able to reply to all inquires.
Adoptions / Appointments
If you are interested in adopting a specific animal please get in touch to discuss, we ask that you provide as much information on your application.

Do not come to site if you, or any member of your household is self-isolating, has any flu-like symptoms, or has been in contact with anyone who has.

Due to roadworks, you have to access our site via an alternative route - find out more here.
We still need your support to continue and you can still drop off donations of food at the centre - just at the gates of the centre – no need to come in, but do not leave donations outside if we are closed.  You can also donate via our Amazon Wish List.
Funds - Crisis Appeal
We are desperate for funds as lots of our fundraising opportunities have been cancelled, but we still need to help animals in need and support our community - so, please help, any amount is appreciated. You can donate in a number of ways: 
  • Send a cheque to: Warrington Animal Welfare, Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington, WA1 1NA
  • Online at
  • Pay direct to our bank; Sort code 60 20 29 / Account No: 50246798
  • PayPal using:
  • Donate button on our Facebook page.
  • Charity Checkout
  • ‘Text to Donate’:
    To donate £5, text NEUT001 to 70970
    To donate £10, text NEUT001 to 70191
Find out more on our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal page.

Our staff and volunteer recruitment is also currently on hold.

Thank you for your support during this challenging time.



Government advice

You can also head to the Government Advice webpage which covers plenty of useful information on coronavirus including:
  • What the signs and symptoms are
  • How the virus spreads
  • How to reduce the risk of contracting the virus
As information about coronavirus is being updated regularly, we advise you to keep a close eye on the Government website for all the latest information.

Keep updated

This is a fast-changing situation and we will be updating the website on a regular basis, please keep checking for updates, especially if you are planning on visiting the centre or need our help/support.
You can also keep up to date with via our Facebook page
Posted: 11/03/2020 18:33:25 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments

Picture7.pngWinter isn't a good time of year for many rabbits and guinea pigs. Sadly, some people don't want to go out in the dark/cold/wet/wind to clean out the hutch, feed the rabbit, and spend some time giving it a cuddle and a quick health check. So they get neglected, water bottles get iced up making it impossible for the rabbit to get a vital drink, hutches end up stinking and soaking, and rabbits fall ill and could even die.
  • Make sure you cover up your rabbit's hutch at night, make it draught and waterproof – think about a waterproof cover for the hutch and run.
  • Change the bedding frequently as wet bedding can freeze solid.
  • Get a spare water bottle so that when one gets frozen up, you can swap it over quickly without having to wait until the original bottle defrosts. Always check that the water in the nozzle isn’t frozen as often it does before the water inside the actual bottle does. 
  • Older rabbits can suffer dreadfully from arthritis so make sure they are snug and warm.  
  • Keep them warm, you can create a warm sleeping area find a using a cardboard box.
  • Put a thick layer of newspaper on the base of the sleeping area, this helps to insulate, then loosely fill the bedding area with more hay and/or straw.  This helps to keep the rabbit warm.
  • If you can, move the hutch indoors to a shed or unused garage – fumes from cars can easily kill.
Look after your rabbits and guinea pigs this winter!  Find out more on the Save a Fluff website.
Posted: 18/12/2019 11:21:17 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments

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