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How you can help

  • Volunteering
  • Animal Sponsorship
  • Fund Raising
  • Visit our shop
  • Amazon Wishlist
  • Pets At Home VIP Club
  • Cottages4you
  • Give As You Live
  • Food Donation Bins
  • Book Your Holiday
    • Do you enjoy spending time caring for animals?AIN_Volunteering
    • Have you a minimum of 4 hours a week to spare?
    • Are you reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious?
    • Would you be prepared to work hard for free?

    If you can answer yes to all of the above questions, you could be the person we are looking for! 

    Volunteering is very rewarding & a great way of making new friends and gaining confidence.

    We are looking to recruit committed volunteers aged over 16 to help at the Sanctuary in Little Irchester.  Our volunteers come in for a block of 4 hours at a time.  If you are able to commit yourself to doing this on a regular basis, even if it is not every week, we would like to hear from you.  You can put your name down to do specific tasks, ie dogwalking or mucking out, or you may just be happy to help out generally where required.  We even need volunteers to do fundraising, so if you don't want to get your hands dirty you may wish to help out in that way.

    We do ask that you are reliable, and that if you arrange to come in on a particular day that you do turn up.  If you are genuinely unable to come in due to illness, we would ask that you give us as much notice as possible so that we can ensure we have enough cover. 

    No experience is required just an affinity & love of all animals and reliablilty is essential.

    If you feel you meet up to our criteria, please come down to Pine Tree Farm on a Saturday between 12 and 3 pm where you can complete an application form and chat with Darren or Sally, who will be able to answer any questions. or email us for an application to volunteer form on admin@animals-in-need.org

    We hope to hear from you soon.

  • Animal_SponsorshipPerhaps you would like a pet but currently do not have the facility or time to offer them a home. It may be that you would like to sponsor an animal on behalf of your school or office. Or perhaps you would like to treat someone to an unusual gift, at the same time helping out a local animal charity.

    For each animal sponsored you receive a Certificate and Photograph, together with a pen, badge, keyring and newsletter. Your donation will help to provide food, care and shelter.

    Contact us for more information on how to sponsor an animal.


  • Fundraising_Wing_WalkEach year Animals in Need runs several fund raising events. Past fundraisers have included sponsored walks, wing walking, sky diving, mountain climbing and even walking on hot coals.

    Our 2014 fund raising events are now confirmed, visit our news & event page to view how you can take part!

    If you have a keen sense of adventure and want to join our fund raising team please either email us at admin@animals-in-need.org.


  • AIN_Charity_ShopA great way to support us would be to visit our Charity shop! We need volunteers to assist with the running of the shop – plus we need donations of good quality clothes, bric a brac, unwanted gifts and books. Unfortunately we cannot take electrical items.

    The shop is open Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm and can be found at 89 Lea Road, Abington, Northampton, NN1 4PE


  • We now have a shopping list of goodies that we wish for here at Animals In Need!  Simply visit Amazon and find our wish list to order and send us some goodies!


  • As a member of the Pets At Home VIP Club not only will you receive lots of offers and discounts but every time you spend in store and swipe your card a donation will be made to us here at Animals In Need!  All you need to do is simply sign up to the VIP programme using this link www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/vip

    When selecting your local store please select either "Wellingborough or Corby" and ensure you pick us as your nominated charity.  You dont need to shop at Wellingborough.. you can shop anywhere.. you just need to select this as your local store to ensure your rewards come to us here!   We currently have over 650 people signed up to the programme which is amazing.. thank you.


  • Dog_beach_1cottages4you make a donation for every holiday booked through this site!

    Animals In Need have joined forces with cottages4you to bring you over 13,000 self-catering holiday cottages, villas and gites in the UK and overseas. Cottages4you specialise in pet friendly holidays and have hundreds of amazing properties located in UK and Europe where you can now take your furry friends on holiday!

    Alternatively if you're looking for a cosy romantic retreat, a fun-filled family getaway, or somewhere large, lavish and filled with luxury, you'll find a great selection of properties to suit everyone.
    Many properties offer a short break of 2, 3 and 4 nights or stay for a week or longer!

    For every booking made on this site Animals in Need will receive 10% donation.

    Happy Holidays!



  • Give As You Live

    How can I help Animals In Need Northamptonshire, just by shopping online?

    Give as you Live works with 3,062 leading stores that have signed up to donate a commission on every online purchase to the charity of your choice. This commission is already included in the price of what you’re buying, so you can support your favourite cause, at no extra cost to you.

    It's not too good to be true.

    Every popular comparison website uses a similar model. With our technology you can still get the best deals online by comparing millions of products and thousands of brands, but with Give as you Live you can also send a percentage of everything you spend to the charity of your choice. All without spending a penny more.

    In December 2013 our Give As You Live supporters spent over £6,000 on-line shopping which resulted in £7.53 coming to us here in commision.  Every penny counts and we want to try and get more of you signed up to this programme! 

    Full details on how to join can be found at http://www.giveasyoulive.com/howitworks

  • We have several locations around Northamptonshire where you can donate food.  Donation bins can we found in the following locations:

    Jollyes Pet Superstores

    Northfield Avenue, Kettering


    Morrisons Supermarket

    Kettering Road, Northampton

    Victoria Promenade, Northampton

    Oxford Street, Wellingborough


    Veterinary Practices

    Rhodes Vets, Queens Park Parade, Northampton

    Rhodes Vets, Towcester Road, Far Cotton, Northampton

    The Avenue Vets, St Peters Avenue, Kettering

  • Book your next holiday with our favourite Travel Counsellor and she will donate 1% of the total value of the holiday to us here! Might not sound a lot but with over 10,000 fans and most of you taking holidays it will all mount up! She has booked Roy and Annie's last 3 trips and the service is excellent!! Make sure you tell her you are a supporter of Animals In Need at point of booking.