Help Required for Cat shot in Lancing
We re-homed Penny last year to a home in the Lancing area. On the 1st November this year, Penny came through the cat flap at her owners' house with an injury to her leg.
When they took her to the vets an x-ray showed that she had been shot with what the vet believed to be a 2.2 bullet, and that the leg would need to be either repaired or amputated. Although amputation costs less, it should be avoided if possible as it can put a strain on the other limbs as the animal ages.
When we re-home an animal, the new owners are given a months free pet insurance and we encourage them to continue with the policy following that first free month. Unfortunately, Penny was not insured and her owners were unable to meet the cost of either a repair or amputation.
They than had to make the difficult decision to return Penny to us so that she could have the necessary treatment and then be re-homed away from the Lancing area.
Luckily, Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital agreed to repair Penny's leg for the cost of amputation, but it is still costing Wadars hundreds of pounds.
Wadars is a registered charity that receives no government funding and we rely entirely on the generous support from the public and the community it serves. We would not be able to carry out our essential work without that support.
If anyone would like to make a donation to Wadars towards Penny's treatment, or any other animals in our care, it would be greatly appreciated. You can go to the donations section of this web-site for instructions on ways to donate. There is also a downloadable Gift Aid form to make your donation go further and a downloadable standing order form if you want to make a long term commitment to giving to your local animal charity.
Thank you on behalf of Penny and everyone here at Wadars.
The injury, the repair and the lovely Penny recovering at the vets.
Welcome to WADARS....
YOUR local Charity
Based in Worthing, West Sussex (UK), WADARS was established in 1969, and is a Registered Charity, No.257843. Our main objectives are the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, and the rescue and rehoming of domestic animals.
We rely solely on Membership, Donations, Legacies and Fund Raising to keep us running.
Please use the tabs on the left to find out more about our work, the animals we have available for adoption, and how you can help us.
WADARS at Hangleton Farm
Hangleton Lane, Ferring
The Trustees of WADARS are pleased to confirm they have exchanged contracts to purchase part of an equestrian centre at Hangleton Farm in Ferring.
WADARS is a long established animal welfare charity that rescues and rehomes over 450 companion (domestic) animals every year plus the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife.
Our proposed purchase at Hangleton Farm will enable us to provide a dedicated rescue and rehoming centre for companion animals, plus a permanent base for the entire charity. It is anticipated that completion of the sale will take place in January 2014 with work starting on the development of the rescue and rehoming centre soon after.
Our priority is our charitable objectives, namely to ensure that the needs of sick, injured and homeless companion animals which we rescue and rehabilitate are met. It may be possible for the charity to consider the use of unused stables for livery as part of our long term development plan for the property. However, this will not be for the foreseeable future and we will not be offering livery upon possession of the property as we will focus solely on our charitable objectives, the rescue and rehoming of companion animals.
For further information:
Enquiries regarding WADARS or the proposed rescue and rehoming centre, please contact WADARS on 01903 262828 or email email@example.com.
Enquiries regarding livery at Hangleton Farm should be direct to the current owner, Mr Chris Ellis, Hangleton Farm Equestrian Centre, Hangleton Lane, Ferring BN12 6PP; telephone 01903 240352.
4th October 2013
Northdale Veterinary Practice Christmas Bazaar
We would like to invite you to support this event in aid of Wadars!
We would also like to thank Jan and everyone at Northdale Vets for putting on this event for us, as they do every year, to help raise much need funds for your local animal rescue charity.
Just one telephone number: 01903 262828
This is the one number to ring for all our services, including animal rescue, pet rehoming, and administration.
What a wonderful waggie day was had by all
The Wadars Dog Show & Country Fete held at Clapham & Patching village hall on the 25th August 2013 was a dog show with a mixture of stalls, games and fun for all the family.
But most of all, there were hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes and their owners, all coming together to support their local animal charity. It was an amazing site to see. There were tails wagging, ice creams melting, face painting, music playing and the number of dog registrations for the dog show was as heart-warming as the sunshine.
I hope everyone that attended the event had a wonderful day, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended this event, whether you were a volunteer, stallholder, or a member of the public along with your four legged friend.
Thank you for supporting your local animal charity.
Support Adoption For Pets October Fundraising Drive At Pets At Home Rustington Store
The event will start on Wednesday 2nd October and run to Tuesday 29th October.
We will be in store on the following dates helping support the staff at pets at home to sell raffle tickets and raise awareness about adoption.
We will be in store on the 5th, 12th & the 26th October.
Please come along and say hello & bring along your £1.00's to buy some raffle tickets in store.
Channel 5 - Cowboy Traders
"Puppies" - Watch it on the web
This programme, filmed last Autumn, investigates the activities of a West Sussex puppy trader, and the issues around this type of business.
It starts with the heartbreak of two families whose puppies died very soon after they bought them, and moves on to secret filming of the purchase of a further two puppies by a Channel 5 team.
It then follows these puppies' veterinary treatment, and their transfer to WADARS, who took them in and re-homed them.
The programme is well worth a look, and can now be seen via the Channel 5 website:
Follow us on Facebook!
We now have a Facebook page, where you can keep track of many of our activities, and add your comments on our rescues, animals available for re-homing, and fund-raising activities.
You can go straight to the page by clicking here.
Over 65s get pets micro-chipped free!
Thanks to a grant made by The Body Shop Foundation, WADARS are able to offer a completely free pet micro-chipping service for anyone over the age of 65, who lives in the Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel, Pulborough, Lancing and Shoreham areas.
The scheme is a simple way to make sure that should anyone lose their pet, and it is found, it will be returned to them as quickly as possible.
Taking part in the scheme is simple:
1. Ring WADARS on 01903 262828 to obtain a free voucher, and a list of veterinary practices working with us on the scheme.
2. Ring a veterinary practice near you to arrange an appointment.
3. Take your pet and the voucher along to the vet for the procedure, which involves a microchip, no bigger than a grain of rice, being inserted under the skin of your pet.
4. Complete a simple registration form.
Catch Up With The News
Take a look at our 'Latest News' page and find out about some of our recent rescues and events. Use the tabs on the left, or click here.