Rabbit Rescues and Shelters in England

Welcome to our page of Rabbit rescues and shelters in England.

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Below is a list of counties in England and each links to their particular page of rescues in that county.

If there are any that we’ve missed off then please do let us know.

Rabbit Rescues and Shelters in England


Sandy Rabbit Rescue Based in Sandy, they are run by volunteers and are a rabbit rescue and rehoming organisation. They always have a number of rabbits that are looking for permanent homes. Contact them directly for their address.

RSPCA Beds South BranchBased in Dunstable, they are an independent charity that carries out animal welfare work throughout the local area, from Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard through to Ampthill, Toddington and Flitwick. Contact them directly for their details.

The Alternative Animal Sanctuary: Doone Brue Farm, Windmill Road, Pepperstock, Luton, Beds, LU1 4LQ. They are a non-profit making organisation, which cares for abandoned and unwanted animals.

Rehoming Animals Telephone Service (RATS)Based in Bedford, R.A.T.S. – They are a Re-homing Animal Telephone Service  operating in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire area.


Green fields rabbit rescue and bunny boardingThey rescue, rehabilitate and rehome domestic rabbits and offer high quality holiday care in our luxury large heated hutches. Proceeds from the boarding go to support the rescues work. Contact them directly for their address.

Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre – Nelsons Lane, Hurst, Nr. Wokingham, Berkshire. RG10 0RR. The DIANA BRIMBLECOMBE ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE formerly the Animal Rescue Group, Wokingham, was founded over 40 years ago. For a large part of that time animals rescued by the Charity were kept at the home of Mrs Brimblecombe, who was awarded the MBE in 2001 for services to Animal Rescue.

Reading Rabbit RescueBased in Reading, working alongside Reading & Oxon RSPCA, they provide temporary and permanent care for rabbits, finding new homes for unwanted and stray pets. We rely on donations and volunteer help with the care for these rabbits.

National Animal Welfare Trust – Trindledown Farm, Wantage Rd, Great Shefford, Hungerford, West Berkshire RG17 7DQSet in 10 acres on the edge of the Lambourn Downs, Trindledown Farm is dedicated exclusively to caring for those animals enjoying the twilight years of their lives. Our centre is home to both field animals and domestic pets. Elderly animals make great companions for people looking to rehome a pet and can often suit those with the most sedentary of lifestyles. 

RSPCA Reading with Oxon border branch – They do not have an animal center. The Reading with Oxon Border branch of the RSPCA is a financially independent registered charity that carries out animal welfare work and fundraising activities in the local area. They are dedicated to rehoming cats, dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits that come into our care from the central RSPCA via the local RSPCA inspectors and the general public. Contact them directly for details.


RSPCA Bristol & District Branch Area: 48 ALBERT ROAD, ST PHILIPS, BRISTOL, BS2 0XA Based in Bristol, The Bristol & District Branch of the RSPCA is committed to preventing cruelty and promoting kindness to animals. We aim to reduce animal suffering and increase animal well-being as much as possible through our activities.

Winterbourne Rabbits: 8 Cannans Close, Bristol, BS36 1PGBased in Bristol, Winterbourne Rabbits operates a non-profit rescue center for re-homing rabbits and guinea pigs, specializing in adoption and pairing with a new companion.

Littlest Rescue – BS16 4RB Bristol. They help to rehome Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in Bristol, UK. Check the page for animals that are available to adopt. They get all ages, all sizes and all breeds! Please consider adopting rather than buying from a shop or breeder. Every time a pet is fostered, another animal in need can take its place.

Heart RescueBased in Bristol, We are a small group of volunteers working from our own homes in our spare time but in each of the last 5 years we have helped over 250 animals which we think is quite impressive.


HULA Animal Rescue: Glebe Farm, Salford Rd, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes MK17 8HZ. HULA aims to relieve suffering and distress, by providing refuge and care to unwanted domestic animals and birds until suitable permanent adoptions can be found.

RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre: Blackberry Farm Animal Centre, Aylesbury HP22 4RJ. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected and abused animals, collected by the RSPCA Inspectorate

RSPCA South Bucks: PO Box 850, Amersham, Bucks. The South Bucks Branch of the RSPCA cares for all unwanted or abused cats, dogs, small animals and birds that have been found or rescued locally.

RSPCA Milton Keynes: P.O. Box 4586, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK12 6ZS. They help to rescue and re-home cats and small animals in the area.


RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre –  Block Fen Drove, Wimblington, PE15 0FB March, Cambridgeshire. RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre is a rehoming centre with dogs, cats and small animals looking for new homes. We also have a pet accessories shop. 

Blue Cross Cambridge Centre – 20 Garlic Row, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HW, United Kingdom. We find happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets and we keep pets healthy by promoting welfare and providing treatment.

Wood Green Animal Shelter – King’s Bush Farm, London Rd, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 2NH, United Kingdom. As well as cats and dogs, they rehome many chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, ferrets and more.
They also promote responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to both new and existing pet owners.

RSPCA Cambridge & District Branch – Animal Clinic, 1 Pool Way, Whitehill Road, Cambridge CB5 8NT, United Kingdom. They are a branch of the RSPCA raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Their branch is run by a committee of locally elected volunteers who are responsible for the management and administration of the branch’s affairs.


Northwich guinea pig and rabbit rescue – Based in Northwich, We rescue unwanted Guinea Pigs and Rabbits within the Cheshire Area and rehome them to new, forever, homes.

Cheshire rabbit rescue – Based in Crewe, Cheshire rabbit rescue was set up in the late autumn of 2011 by my self after seeing a increase of rabbits being sold on because owners no longer wanted them, after the first large group of rabbits we took in were at risk from the families dog i made the decision that i would care for them until they could find forever homes. Since we started taking in unwanted rabbits we have successfully found homes for over 80 rabbits

RSPCA The Wirral and Chester Branch: Wirral & Chester Animal Centre: Cross Lane, WALLASEY, CH45 8RH. We work closely with RSPCA Inspectors to provide direct animal welfare services in these areas. This includes veterinary care and safe homes for unwanted animals and those that the RSPCA Inspectors have rescued from harm.

RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch: Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington, WA1 1NA. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of animals each year in Warrington, Halton and St Helens

RSPCA Macclesfield SE Cheshire and Buxton: PO Box 518, Macclesfield SK10 9DJ. Our branch, like all local RSPCA branches is a separate charity which though under the umbrella of the national RSPCA headquarters,is not centrally funded.Neither the national society nor this branch receive monies from the Government

Country Durham

Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary: Stonehouse Chapel, Bildershaw, Bishop Auckland DL14 9PL. Kays Hill animal sanctuary is a not for profit organisation which provides shelter for a wide variety animals from equine to rodents, birds to wild life and many in between.

RSPCA Durham and District branch: 7 Beech Rd, Durham DH1 5JEThey are a branch of the RSPCA raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. 

National Animal Sanctuaries Support League: PO Box 42, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham DL5 5JA. The National Animal Sanctuaries Support League is a charity dedicated to the welfare of domestic animals and injured wildlife.

Farplace Animal Rescue: Far Place, Sidehead, Westgate, Weardale, Co Durham, DL13 1LE. They proudly put animals first and campaign against hunting, animals in circuses and the badger killing.  They think Breed Specific Legislation is wrong and punishes a breed when it should be on a case-by-case basis regardless of breed.


RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre – Yarm Lane, Great Ayton, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS9 6QB. Great Ayton Animal Centre occupies a 16 acre site that is situated to the North West of the North Yorkshire Moors. The centre is a five-minute drive away from the village of Great Ayton and is overlooked by the picturesque landmark of Roseberry Topping.

RSPCA Cornwall Branch Animal Centre: Quoit, St Columb, Cornwall, TR9 6JS. Based in High Quoit, St Columb, they provide a place where animals can be adopted and is a focus for the work of the RSPCA throughout Cornwall.

Marias Animal shelter: Top of Tresowgar lane, The Green, Probus, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4LP.  Marias Animal Shelter started off with one pony and is becoming a big success, taking in animals including: Goats, sheep, kune kune pigs, geese, ducks, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils, degus, budgies, hamsters, etc.


Animal Concern West Cumbria: Egremont, Cumbria, United Kingdom. Animal Concern Cumbria is a small local charity which helps to find new homes for neglected or unwanted animals. The Charity is self-funding and is run entirely by Volunteers.

Animal Concern Cumbria North – based in Lakes and Solway, the centre is run entirely by volunteers. The branch does not have a sanctuary or private kenneling facility – our animals are predominately in foster homes.

Animal Concern Cumbria South lakesbased in the Lyth Valley, they rehome to the South Lakes and South Lakes Peninsulas areas including Kendal, Ulverston, Barrow, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, and Ambleside. They are a charity which was set up 28 years ago to care for and find good homes for unwanted or neglected animals.

Animal Rescue Cumbria: The Wainwright Shelter: Kappellan, Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9BS, United Kingdom. Animal Rescue is staffed by a small team of able and dedicated professional carers, who are supplemented by equally dedicated volunteers.


RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire branch: 137 Spital, Lane,  Spital,  Chesterfield,  Derbyshire, S41 0HL. They  rely heavily on volunteers to carry out a variety of duties to help the running of the animal centre, from fundraising to dog walking.

RSCPA Derby & District Branch: 45 Abbey Street, Derby, DE22 3SJ. The role of Derby & District RSPCA is to provide help and support for animals and their owners from Derby and the surrounding Derbyshire areas. Their work is invaluable to the lives of the many animals that have suffered from cruelty or neglect. The Centre may be in a busy city but here we try and make every day better than the one before for the animals in our care. Many of the animals at the Centre come to them via Inspectors. It is their goal to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home them.


Woodside Animal Welfare Trust: Plymouth, Devon PL7 5ED.  The Woodside Animal Welfare Trust is an animal re-homing charity (registered charity number 1143122) based on the outskirts of Plymouth in Devon.

RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter: Black Hat Ln, Bakers Hill, Exeter EX2 9TA.  Little Valley Animal Shelter is owned and run by the South, East and West Devon Branch of the RSPCA, a separately registered charity responsible for raising funds locally to support the work of the Branch and the Shelter.

RSPCA Plymouth & SW Devon Branch: 80 Grenville Rd, Plymouth PL4 9PY. The Plymouth and South West Devon Branch of the RSPCA is a local charity headed by a group of volunteer trustees who show great devotion and dedication to animal welfare.

RSPCA North Devon: 32 Mill St, Bideford EX39 2JJ. The North Devon RSPCA Branch is an independently registered charity and are financially responsible for any animal welfare services they may initiate in their area.

Blueberry Warren Animal Sanctuary, Holiday Boarding & Pet Shop: Finlake Lodge, Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0EH. Blueberry Warren started originally as a boarding facility for rabbits and guinea pigs in 1997.

North Devon Animal Ambulance: 12 Silver St, Barnstaple EX32 8HR. They provide welfare backup and an animal ambulance service for pets, farm animals and wildlife in North Devon. 

Animals In Distress: Edgelands Ln, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UF. The Animals in Distress rescue centre cares for and re-homes unwanted domestic animals. The Centre was opened in 1994 and over one thousand animals have been re-homed each year.


Waggy Tails Rescue: 143 Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset. They have a no destruction policy. No healthy animal is ever put to sleep, which means that as well as re-homing we also look after dogs in long term foster homes.

Willowtree Rescue Centre: 6 Somerford Avenue, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4JA. They are a small animal rescue based in Christchurch. We are currently don’t receive any funding so rely on donations. We aim to neuter before rehoming.

Pound Puppy Animal Rescue: BH16 Poole. The rescued pets are kept in foster homes mainly in the Poole area. Pound Puppy Animal Rescue survives on donations of food, and money to pay vet fees.

Margaret Green Animal Rescue: Animal Sanctuary, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5NQ. Every year Margaret Green Animal Rescue cares for over 1,200 animals, many of which have been abandoned, unwanted and ill-treated, and rehome them to loving owners. We have centres in Devon and Dorset and always have a large variety of animals that are looking for new, loving homes. These include dogs, cats, rabbits, donkeys, goats and pigs, to name just a few.

RSPCA West Dorset Branch: Higher Dairy, DT2 8PY Kingston Maurward, Dorchester. RSPCA West Dorset Branch is a separate charity affiliated to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). We cover the towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Sherborne and Axminster (Devon) as well as all the surrounding villages and hamlets.

East Ridings Of Yorkshire

Hull animal welfare: Pinfold, HU15 2HE. The Hull Animal Welfare Club was formed in 1982 by a band of caring people who wanted to do something practical and demonstrable about animal cruelty and abandonment in the Hull and East Riding area.

RSPCA Hull and East Riding branch: Clough Road, HULL, HU6 7PEWe are a branch of the RSPCA raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.

Bridlington & District RSPCA: 42 Quay Road, Bridlington. They are part of the national RSPCA network.

East Sussex

LUMPY LODGE Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rescue Sanctuary: Beaconsfield Rd, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1XA. Lumpy Lodge is a non-profit solely self-funding community support service.We rely solely on Donations, Sponsorship, Legacies and Fund Raising to keep us up & running with the hope that awareness will increase, & local & widespread support will help us to continue our much loved work with small animals 365 days every year.

Portslade Animal Rescue – based in Brighton, East Sussex. They started up over 20 years ago rescuing cats, but as more rabbits became abandoned we started to take in bunnies as well. Contact them directly for their location.

Mid Sussex and Brighton RSPCA: Braypool La, Brighton BN1 8ZH. The Sussex Brighton and East Grinstead Branch of the RSPCA is entirely self-funding, and is run by an active committee of volunteers who are trustees of the Branch funds. The Branch is responsible for the Brighton Animal Shelter at Patcham.

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare: The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ. At Raystede we are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals and are committed to giving them the best possible life. We rescue, rehome and provide sanctuary for more than 1500 animals each year.


Small Animals Boarding & Rescue Facility: Aylands, Harts Lane, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex CO7 7QH. Based in Epping, they provide Pet Ferret and Pet Rabbit Boarding and Rescue services.

RSPCA Danaher Animal CentreRSPCA DANAHER ANIMAL HOME, THORLEY FARM, HEDINGHAM ROAD, WETHERSFIELD, ESSEX, CM7 4EP. Based in Weathersfield, The Danaher Animal Home is an independent charity which is affiliated to and works closely with the RSPCA but is Entirely Self Funding

Mistley Park Animal Centre: Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre, New Road, Mistley, CO11 1ER. They have over 2,000 rescued animals at any one time, and the number of animals continues to increase daily.

RSPCA Essex North East Branch: 116 Harwich Road, CO4 3BZ. RSPCA Essex North East Branch relies totally on donations, local fundraising and legacies to support our work with animal welfare in our branch area.

Essex Guinea Pig, Rat and Rabbit Rescue: 104 Church Road, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2HA. EGPRR are South–Essex based registered charity concerned with the care of guinea pigs, rabbits and pet rats.

Towerhill Stables Animal Sancutary:  CM0 7DZ Asheldham. To provide a home for life, care and medical attention when necessary to the 400 animals at the Sanctuary and when the time comes dignity in death.

Cuddly Critters : South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 6EL. Cuddly critters is a non profit rescue and rehoming organisation, that take in, rescues and rehomes small animals such as rabbits, guinea-pigs, mice, hamster. ferrets, birds and various other small animals.


Windwhistle Warren Rabbit and Guinea Pig RescueCrowgate Lane, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire. GL14 1QT . Rabbits and guinea pigs are the most neglected of pets and their aim is to change that for the ones who come into our care.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter: Gardner’s Lane, GL51 9JW. They are a charity that has been helping animals since 1926. We provide kennelling for stray dogs from four councils: Gloucester City, Tewkesbury Borough, Cheltenham Borough and Cotswold District.

Carrot Tops Rabbit Rescue
Based in the Lydney, Forest of Dean, Carrot Tops Rabbit Rescue is a non profit-making rescue aiming to re-home lost or unwanted pet rabbits and guinea-pigs. Contact them directly for their address.

South Cotswolds RSPCA: 30 Lansdown, Stroud. Gloucestershire, GL5 1BG. They provide animal welfare to the Cirencester, Fairford, Tetbury, Dursley, Nailsworth, Wotton-Under-Edge, Berkeley and Stonehouse area.

RSPCA Glos City & District Animal Welfare Centre: Alleyne Lodge, Knapp Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3QH. They are part of the RSPCA national network.
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