Animal Concern Cumbria is a registered charity operating throughout Cumbria. The charity was founded in 1982. See our History for more information.
The charity is run by a Board of elected volunteer trustees who are responsible for the overall management, development and sustainability of the charity; an employed Chief Executive Officer to manage the day to day running of the charity and support the trustees in their roles; and a staff team to deliver the services provided by the charity.
The work in the charity is vast and in order to meet our aims in helping animals in need we rely very heavily on volunteer support in all our areas of work. To see more information on the various roles and duties please see the What we Do section.
The objectives of the charity are:
- To promote kindness and to suppress cruelty to animals,
- To attend generally to the welfare of all animals in need of care and protection;
- To help neglected or unwanted animals and to arrange for the provision of good homes for them;
- To release an animal to an approved home only, to maintain an interest in its welfare and to take it back into the care of the charity if the owner is unable to care for it in a proper manner;
- To refrain from selling any animal and from destroying an animal except on the advice of a veterinary surgeon;
- To cooperate with other organisations concerned with the welfare of animals;
- To do all such other things as are necessary to achieve these objectives.
Animal Concern Cumbria relies on membership subscriptions, gifts, legacies, voluntary contributions for adopted animals and fundraising activities by supporters for finances.
Animal Concern Cumbria, The First 30 Years
The charity does not sell animals and will only ever have an animal put to sleep on the advice of multiple veterinarians and if there are no other options for the animal. We also work together with the RSPCA and some other organisations within Cumbria to help rescue animals.
In 2011 we celebrated our 30th year as a charity and produced a booklet reflecting on our 30 year history. View the booklet in PDF form by clicking the thumbnail.