Covid-19 - keeping everyone safe!

Keeping safe at Warrington Animal Welfare Cocid-19

Keeping everyone safe at Warrington Animal Welfare (WAW) and Covid-19 Crisis Appeal

Updated: April 2021

As lockdown restrictions are easing, our services remain adapted in lines with Government guidelines.
Animals do not know we are in the middle of pandemic and there are still animals in need of rescue and in need of homes, but the good news is that the Government believes that we are a critical service for animal welfare, so we can continue to operate.
The rescue centre remains open for rehoming and welfare purposes – with a limited number of volunteers and staff every day arriving to take care of the animals’ basic needs, with the following adapted services: 
  • Appointment only – we remain close to the public, if you need to attaned the centre for a welfare reason, this is by appointment only.  Please do not just turn up as you will be turned away.
  • Adopting an animal / Virtual rehoming – we are rehoming most of our animals virtually with visits to the centre currently suspended due to restrictions.  If you are genuinely interested in adopting a specific animal, please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website.  If you see an animal you are interested in, use the inquiry form in the ‘adopt’ section, each animal has their own link to the form, please provide as much information as possible.  We can only reply to those applications we are progressing.  All adoptions are subject to a range of mandatory checks.
  • Animal surrenders (welfare cases) - we are still able to take in animals, but thiis is by strict appointment only, please call first to discuss.
  • Vet Care - strict appointment for members of the public coming to the site for veterinary care, with animals dropped off and collected from outside the centre.
If you do visit the rehoming centre, everyone must:
  • Adhere to social distancing.
  • Wear face covering (unless medically exempt)
  • Maintain good hand hygiene, using the hand sanitiser which is available in all areas.
  • Be patient with staff and volunteers.
As you appreciate these adapted services require more resources and we may not be able to respond to all inquiries, or may take longer to reply, so we ask that you are patience.  
We are also experiencing an increased demand for the most critical services and we are doing our best to response as quickly and help as much as we are able.
We ask that if you are planning on coming to the centre that you DO NOT COME if you, or any member of your household is self-isolating, has any of the following symptoms; flu-like symptoms / a new continuous cough / a high temperature / a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell - or has been in contact with anyone who has.

Getting in touch with Charity

Our phone lines remain open - 01925 748638, however we are experiencing 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.  Our phone lines are extremely busy and we ask that you are patient.  You can also email or use our Contact webform here
If you wish to apply to adopt an animal, please use the inquiry form in the ‘adopt’ section, each animal has their own link to the form, please provide as much information as possible.  We can only reply to those applications we are progressing.

We are very busy and ask that you be patience, we also may not be able to reply to all inquires.


Charitable Donations

We still need your support to continue and you can still drop off donations at the centre, any day 9am-4pm.  Donation needs to be left 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 safely at home via our Amazon Wish List.

Funds - Covid-19 Crisis Appeal

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.

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: 

Volunteer recruitment

We have altered volunteer recruitment and are only recruiting to fulfil specific roles. We are taking applications and we will contact you to progress when we are able to do so, find out more about voluteer recruitment here.

If you are interested in fostering, please email

Thank you for your support during this challenging time.