As well as financial donations the shelter relies heavily on the kindness of members of the public who regularly bring in items for us to use.

Items that we are always very grateful for:



Soft cat/dog beds

* Pet food (dog/cat/rabbit/guinea pig/rodent/horse/chicken/bird etc etc)


Cat/dog/rabbit/bird etc toys

Cat litter/litter trays 

Dog/cat/small animal metal or ceramic bowls

Rabbit runs and large hutches

Dog crates

Cleaning supplies (Bleach, animal friendly disinfectant, cleaning cloths, antibacterial hand soap, washing up liquid, washing powder etc)

Items for recycling - We can recycle used postage stamps and old mobile phones.

Bric a brac, clothing, small furniture items etc (Please see further down this page)

(*We can make use of most pet food brands - anything we really cannot use, we offer to other similar rescues - We are always especially grateful for cat food pouches, tinned Whiskas and Felix cat food, wood based cat litter, Nature diet or similar for dogs, grain free complete dog food, dog treats, hay and straw, as this is what we get donated the least and have to buy out of our much needed funds each month. We are seeing more and more dogs coming in with food allergies - hence the grain free feeds*)



  We also always need:

Books, jumble, unwanted gifts, plants, bric-a-brac, clothing, toys and items suitable for raffle prizes for us to sell at one of our fundraising events. We have some dedicated people who tirelessly raise funds for the shelter by selling bric a brac, small furniture items and clothing online - We really are grateful for any sellable items that our supporters can donate.

 We are also always on the lookout for lovely people to bake cakes and make jams and chutneys to help us raise funds at our fun days and jumble sales throughout the year. The cakes and home made items always sell out quickly - We never seem to have enough!!


All donations can be accepted with thanks at the shelter.







 Donate your old, broken or unwanted mobile phones!

We have joined forces with Foneaid for their Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign. 

Foneaid will donate £3 to St Francis for every mobile phone we collect, and they accept phones in any condition and of any age - even if the battery is missing, or the screen is cracked! 

Ask your friends and family if they have any old or broken phones, and bring them all along to our shelter (your friends, family AND the phones!)

Foneaid will also donate £100 of vouchers to St Francis for every 100 phones we collect! A collection bag will be available in our Reception Area, or you can leave your phones with a member of staff.




 Have you considered leaving a legacy to St Francis Animal Welfare in your Will? 

If you are changing your current Will, it should cost you nothing to include a paragraph, donating a sum to St Francis. 

We have the assistance of local solicitors, ML Law, who are available to give free instant quotes, should you wish to draw up a brand new Will. 

Your legacy would be a tax free gift (not subject to inheritance tax). 

You could also incorporate a provision that St Francis look after any existing pets on your death, therefore relieving your friends or relatives of looking for a new home for your loved pet. 

For further information, then please contact us at

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