Name : Abandoned Animals Association, Wales
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Address : Little Pydew
Ffordd Ffynnon, Prestatyn
Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych
Telephone : 01745 857975
Fax : 01745 887223
Registered No.: 518901
The Association was founded in 1986 by Mrs Olwen Edwards who, disturbed by the ever-increasing number of unwanted pets, began taking them into her own home. The animals received the best of care and most were subsequently re-homed. However, the problem was ongoing and very costly, with many animals requiring expensive veterinary treatment.

During 1986/1987 Olwen appealed for help through the local newspapers and was joined by a number of other people. They formed a committee and this dedicated group named themselves the Abandoned Animals Association. Subsequently they applied for and achieved registered charity status.

The long-term aim of the association has always been to purchase suitable premises that will provide a fully equipped rescue centre. Until now we have had to kennel our animals at various establishments in the North Wales area, most recently at Pet Rescue Welfare Association.

We now have opened our own centre at Little Pydew and are hoping to become a centre of excellence for rescued animals.

We have a non-destruction policy which is strictly adhered to. The only animals which are humanely put to sleep are those with untreatable illnesses. Those animals for which we are unable to find suitable homes become long-term residents and will always have a comfortable home at the rescue.

Prospective homes are carefully assessed and approved prior to the signing of adoption papers. New owners are encouraged to keep in touch and we love to hear how their pets are getting on.

Although the association exists to help all species most of the animals in our care are dogs. A fostering scheme exists to help those animals with problems to live out their lives in a home environment. Because these animals often need ongoing treatment or special care the Association takes full responsibility for the provision of food and veterinary treatment. Prospective foster homes are inspected and approved in the same way as adoptive homes but the association’s officer visits on a regular basis to dispense routine worm and flea treatment.

The Association extends a warm welcome to all new members and is always grateful for help in organising fund-raising and fun events during the year.

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