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.
ANIMAL OF THE WEEK -
Hi there I'm Marley, a three year old female German Shepherd. I'm good with other dogs and enjoy nice walks. I'm not used to young children or cats.
If you would like to learn more about me then please call Wadars on 0300 30 30 999
Our postal address is:
Please note that it is only our offices that are at this address. Our animals are kept with volunteer fosterers around the Worthing area, and in local kennels.
Just one telephone number: 0300 30 30 999
This is now the one number to ring for all our services, including animal rescue, pet rehoming, and administration.
A call to our 0300 number will cost just the same as to the local 01903 numbers.
0300 numbers are designated for use only by public bodies and not-for-profit services, including charities.
WADARS TAKES TO THE STREETS!
Our annual Street Collection takes place this year on Saturday 25th May in Worthing town centre!
Our annual Street Collection moves from its recent October slot to a new one nearer to the middle of the year. As before, we will be based in Montague Place, with our stalwart team of volunteers, with collecting pots and four-legged assistants, spread around the shopping centre. Come along, say hello, and if you have any loose change in your pocket or purse, it will be gratefully received!
Our Wag-A-Thon on 19th May proved to be the best supported for some time, with 40 entries representing individuals, couples and families, with varying numbers of dogs, meeting at Highdown and walking along the Downs to Angmering village, and the Spotted Cow.
This excellent turn-out resulted in £371.01 being raised for WADARS on the day, with more promised by way of sponsorship over the next few weeks.
We are very grateful to everyone who turned out in indifferent weather to take part, and to Abigail Corcoran of Grove Lodge Veterinary Group for her enthusiastic involvement.
Our next Wagathon will take place as usual in the Autumn: watch this space for further details.
NEW HOMES FOUND THROUGH NORTHDALE VETS
Our first Re-Homing Day, hosted by Northdale Vets at their Victoria Road surgery on 19th May, exceeded all our expectations! Jan Pannell and the rest of the Northdale team pulled out all the stops to make all of their accomodation available to us, as well as organising a raffle, and laying on tea and delicious home-made cakes.
Our Animal Rescue Officer, Lee Gander, worked with his colleague, Billy Elliott, and WADARS fosterers, Eve and Kiri, to bring along a selection of the cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, while Charlotte Wells, our Volunteer Co-Ordinator & Fund-raising Assistant, organised displays showing other animals we have available, along with information regarding the charity's other work.
Everyone's efforts were rewarded by an excellent crowd of visitors, the first of whom were waiting at the door for the event to open. The flow continued throughout the afternoon, with many people reserving animals that they had seen or heard about, and the whole afternoon was a great success! The icing on the cake was a donation from Northdale comprising £50.50 from the raffle, and £75.00 from the refreshments. Our sincere thanks to all concerned in this new venture.
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 0300-30-30-999 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.