About Wood Green
About This Shop
From humble beginnings in 1924, Wood Green, The Animals Charity has grown to become one of the leading animal welfare organisations in the UK with centres in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London and charity shops in Godmanchester, St Ives, St Neots, Heydon and Sandy.
Every year we take in and rehome thousands of unwanted or abandoned animals of all shapes and sizes at our rehoming centres. As well as cats and dogs, we find loving new homes for a vast variety of pets including ex-caged chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, rats, ferrets and more! We think owning an animal is one of the most rewarding things you can do and we are here to offer help and support to both people and their pets. Our Outreach and Education teams visit the community to offer advice and support (both behavioural and where possible financial), whilst also educating within schools and other children’s groups to ensure future generations of pet owners and carers are aware of the importance of animal welfare.
We receive no government or lottery funding and therefore rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to carry out this valuable work. But it is not just money that we need – good quality unwanted items such as clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories, books, DVDs, toys and homewares, mobile phones, used stamps, ink cartridges, coins, old gold or other jewellery are just as valuable.
Through our 5 charity shops, our team of enthusiastic volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that these donated items become much needed funds for the animals in our care.
Wood Green has also won the accolade of Best Business Environmental Project 2013 in the Huntingdonshire Green Heart Community Awards for our green initiatives including our new wind turbine, use of solar and photovoltaic and muck bunkers. All of these initiatives mean we are able to put our resources into caring for the animals we take in.
For more details about the work we do and how you can help, please take a look at our website: www.woodgreen.org.uk.