Woodside Animal Welfare Trust

Bereaved pet crisis at Plymouth sanctuary where kitty is running dry

A Plymouth pet charity has warned of a homeless animal crisis as it struggles to cope with an unprecedented number of cats being brought in following the deaths of their owners.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust at Elfordleigh has seen a sharp rise in the number of cats being taken in after their owners have passed away, with figures up by more than a third on 2018.

Last weekend...

Help Plymouth animal shelter fund TLC for its OAPs

A Plymouth animal sanctuary is urgently appealing for help to care for an increasing number of elderly and infirmed animals.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust at Elfordleigh, Plympton, is one of the few charities in the South West to provide a forever home to animals with age or health issues.

But at a time when funding has plummeted during the Covid-19 outbreak, the cost of...

Plymouth charity’s plea to get greyhound rehoming back on track

They might be the world’s fastest dog but when it comes to finding a forever home, greyhounds are being left behind by other breeds at a Plymouth animal charity.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust at Elfordleigh is inundated with requests from greyhound rescue organisations asking if it can take in more ex-racers.

But with each greyhound typically spending months at the charity,...