For wildlife emergencies or to adopt a Wadars animal
Call 01903 247111

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

Keeping cool summer campaign

A big thank you to the staff and customers at Pets at Home Worthing who raised over £500 for Wadars through their #Keeping Cool summer campaign.

We rely heavily on the support of locally based businesses to raise funds which enable us to continue to run our vital services.

We will be having some weekend collections at the Pets at Home Worthing store during December, so if you can spare a couple of hours to help with the collections then we would love to hear from you. You can either calls us on 01903 247111 or email


“Hello there, my name is Trixie and I am a 10 month old cross American Bulldog."

Trixie is a very friendly girl who came into Wadars for rehoming because of a relationship breakdown and is now looking for a new home. Trixie is ok with other dogs but is probably not suitable to live with cats. She is quite strong on the lead and needs some basic training, but is basically a lovely friendly dog.


Buzz and Jessie

"Hello there, we are Buzz and Jessie, we are brother and sister and we are looking for a home together."

Buzz and Jessie are just a year old and came into Wadars because their owners were moving house and were unable to take them. Buzz is a little shy, but they are both very friendly and used to living with children.

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