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 2022

As lockdown restrictions have all been lifted, we are still aware that the virus is still in our communities and our primary concern remains the health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Our services remain unchanged, and we will remain vigilant, continuing to implement our robust health and safety measures to keep everyone safe, working in a manner that has proven successful in keeping everyone safe.

WAW has remained open throughout the pandemic, rescuing and rehoming animals in need, our services are as follows:

  • Appointment only – visits to the rehoming centre are by appointment only (apart to drop off donation).  Please do not just turn up as we may not have the resources to deal with you at that time, and do not want to cause any disappointment.
  • Adopting an animal – 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.  Find out more about the adoption process here. [ ]
  • Animal surrenders – all animal surrenders are by appointment only, please call first to discuss.
  • Vet Care (on-site clinic) – appointments will be made for members of the public coming to the site for veterinary care.


If you do visit the rehoming centre, everyone must continue to maintain good hand hygiene, using the hand sanitiser which is available in all areas.  We ask that you are patient with staff and volunteers.


We remain extremely busy and continue to experience 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.  On some occasion we may not be able to respond to all inquiries, or may take longer to reply, so we ask that you are patience.  

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.