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Welcome to Wadars
Animal Rescue

Based in Worthing, Wadars is a leading animal rescue charity and has been providing care and protection of animals of all kinds, in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or similar causes since 1969.

We believe that animals enrich our lives; we also know they cannot speak for themselves and need protection. Wadars rescues and rehabilitates more than 1,500 injured and orphaned wildlife and re-homes over 600 unwanted or abandoned pets every year.

Our team of animal welfare officers respond to calls from the general public where animals are in peril and during the summer months, can receive more than 60 calls a days. At any one time, we have more than 50 dogs, cats and other pets in our care needing new homes.

Currently, as we have no homing centre of our own, Wadars animals are cared for in commercial kennels and catteries or with our volunteer fosterers until suitable forever homes can be found. We also have the support of various wildlife sanctuaries in the area.

In January 2015, we completed our move to permanent new premises in Ferring where the Charity is now based. From here, we shall develop our own animal rescue and rehoming centre, where we shall become responsible for the care of our animals, 24 hours a day.

Wadars is a registered charity and relies almost entirely on donations, legacies and fundraising from within the community that it serves to make all this possible.

Hangleton Lane
West Sussex
BN12 6PP

Please vote for Wadars in the Herald & Gazette Community Star awards!

We are delighted to have been nominated in two categories (Charity of the Year and Animal Heroes) in the Herald & Gazette Community Stars awards 2016. We are up against some formidable competition in both categories and we need you, our amazing supporters to vote for us, and then keep your fingers crossed that we win!

Votes must be submitted on the official form which appears in this week’s Worthing Herald and Littlehampton Gazette (photocopies will not be accepted), and as long as you use an original form from the paper, you can vote as many times as you like. Voting closes on November 22nd and the winners will be announced on 8th December.
Please do vote for Wadars if you get a chance and thank you in advance for your support.


Dave is an adult male cat who had been straying in Upper Beeding for several months before he came into Wadars. During his time with us he's had lots of fuss and attention and although he is a little bit shy at first (so probably needs an adult only home), once he gets to know you he will make a great companion.

Wadars is a registered charity No.1149884 and a company limited by guarantee No.8273985, VAT No.154 7428 96