Our History

The History of St Francis Animal Welfare

St Francis Animal Welfare was first established in 1953.  We care for, rehabilitate and re home numerous domestic animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds, various small mammals and reptiles. 

We originally had premises in Horton Heath but moved to our present (and far larger) site during 1992.

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St Francis Animal Welfare is a registered charity (no: 1166590).
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To apply for volunteering please telephone or call into the shelter. All volunteeers must be over 18.