Argyll Animal Aid was registered as a Scottish charity in 1991, (SC 013211) when a small group of animal lovers decided to do something about the lack of a local animal rescue shelter or service for Argyll.
From very small beginnings of looking after animals in our own homes, and just rescuing and rehoming in areas around us, the charity now rescues and rehomes throughout Argyll, mainland and the islands. Anywhere, in fact, where there is a need – providing we have the resources at the time.
Our aim is to promote animal welfare through provision of rehoming support and services including support to access veterinary services
- Assist in the rehoming of pets which, for whatever reason the present owners cannot keep.
- Encourage the neutering of cats and dogs.
- Assist, if our finances permit, with the emergency veterinary treatment of an animal where the owner is unable to cover payment.
- Assist in the rehoming of stray animals.
We offer a fostering service when owners are hospitalised or taken into short term care and their pets have no one to care for them. This can only be undertaken when space in our cattery/kennel is available.
We do not take in feral cats but we do trap/neuter and return to site when asked to assist.
Pregnant feral females are taken into the cattery and we keep them until the kittens are weaned and then spay and return to site. The kittens are successfully rehomed as pets.
Feral kittens need to be trapped from about 3 /4 weeks old to have any success in bringing them round sufficiently to become pet cats. It takes dedicated hours to bring these kittens round if they are older and we simply do not have the man power for this.
If you know a cat has had kittens PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IMMEDIATELY. Do not feed for weeks and then get in touch as by that time it is too late.
The charity is run entirely by volunteers, and funded entirely by donations and fundraising efforts.
We welcome all contributions, fund raising efforts and anyone wanting to join the Argyll Animal Aid team.