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Coronavirus Update :Our gates remain locked and we are only open for strictly pre-arranged animal viewing appointments between 11and and 2pm . Visitors will be asked to wear a mask for the duration of visit.**


Our gates are still locked (as we are still operating on minimum staff). We are only open for Pre-arranged animal viewing appointments between 11am and 2pm. Please wear a mask for your visit.

We will endeavour to answer any telephone calls between 10am and 2pm.

Donations can still be dropped off any day before 2pm but please ring bell to get attention. 

If you have a genuinely urgent enquiry, please call 02380 693282 – leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Who We Are

Our shelter is based at Sunnyside Cottage, Mortimer’s Lane, Fair Oak, Eastleigh in Hampshire. We care for, rehabilitate and re home numerous domestic animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, caged birds, various small mammals and reptiles. 

We are a small shelter with only four full time and one part time member of staff. Some of our animals were unclaimed strays, others were handed over by their owners who were unable to care for them any longer for a variety of reasons.

Rehome a Pet

Our animals are well looked after and given lots of care. View all our animals currently for adoption.

Success Stories

The Staff and Volunteers always love to hear how ex St Francis animals are getting on in their new homes. Would you like to share your story? Please email our shelter manager- Helen Kerris Shaw.

Resident Animals

At St. Francis Animal Welfare, we have several resident animals, whom we give lots of extra love and care. View some of our current residents here.

Make a Donation

There are many ways your contribution can help these animals. Find out how you can make a difference to these animals.

Toys and Treats

Our animals love special treats. Take a look at our range of products from toys, food treats to comfortable animal bedding!
Check out our amazon wishlist now for great ideas and treats!


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