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Donations for the rescue centre

The pets at the rescue centre need support that comes in all shapes in sizes. If you’re looking for a way to help the cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs directly, there are lots of things that you can do.


We always need newspapers for our rabbits and guinea pigs. We use them to line their beds and litter trays. With over 60 rabbits and guinea pigs at the rescue centre at any given time, you can imagine how many papers we go through. If you ever have any newspapers that you’ve finished with, we would be extremely grateful for them.



We make sure the dogs get plenty of exercise. Whether it’s walking through the lanes around Ipplepen, chasing a ball in the field or having a go on the agility equipment, we give the dogs lots of time outside. In South Devon, this means that they can get pretty wet and muddy so we need towels to keep the dogs clean and dry. If you have any towels that you no longer need, we would love to have them. We don’t mind how threadbare they are, we can still use them.

dog towel

Washing powder

We try to make all the pets in our care as comfortable as possible, which means they each have their own bed. For the cats and dogs we use lots of blankets and bedding to give them a cosy place to snooze. But this leads to quite a bit of washing. We do all our own laundry at the rescue centre so we are always in need of washing powder to keep the bedding fresh and clean. If you could donate a box of washing powder every now and again, it would make a big difference. It doesn’t matter what brand, it just needs to be non-bio.
cat washing machine

Wishlists and places to buy gifts for the animals

Pets at Home

Newton Abbot – Kingsteignton Retail Park, Newton Rd, Kingsteignton TQ12 3AN  or Paignton – Unit 4, Devonshire Retail Park, Paignton TQ4 7TQ

You can shop in-store and then deliver them to any of our charity shops. Alternatively you can shop online and have them delivered straight to our rescue centre, at Biltor, Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, TQ12 5UF. Please remember to use your VIP loyalty card, with Animals in Distress as your chosen charity, and we will receive extra VIP Lifelines too!

The Healthy Pet Shop

4 Somerset Pl, Teignmouth TQ14 8EP  Tel 01626 778852

You can shop or place your order for us in-store or over the phone, and lovely Jo who owns the shop will deliver the items to our gate for you.

The shop sells a large array of wonderful, healthy treats for dogs and cats, as well as small animal items.

Piggie Parcels

Piggie Parcels is an online shop selling amazing packs of natural forage for guinea pigs and rabbits.

You can buy a gift card from Piggie Parcels for our rabbits and guinea pigs from £5 – £20, with no shipping cost to you. To send a gift card, simply choose the amount you wish to spend and your gift will go towards a forage pack of our choosing for our guinea pigs and rabbits. Click here to buy a gift card.

Alternatively you could order a Forage pack straight from the wonderful Piggie Parcels online shop and have it sent directly to us, at Biltor, Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UF.

Newton Pet & Aquatics (at Fermoys)

Fermoys Garden Centre, Totnes Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 5TN Tel 01803 812722

You can shop in-store or place your order for us over the phone, then simply leave your gifts at the shop for us and we will collect them.

Amazon wishlists

Our wishlists can be seen below.

Amazon wishlist for dogs

Amazon wishlist for cats

Amazon wishlist for rabbits

Thank you so much for your amazing support!