Its been a very busy year for us already, amount of animals needing to be rehomed is on the increase and the kitten season will soon be with us.  Although we havent had a time when we havent had any kittens.
Easter is on it way and our Easter Egg Hunt and family games will be on Easter Sunday 20th April 11 - 3 free admission and parking.
We have a new fund raising team who are working hard to help raise necessary funds for Ark on the Edge to stay afloat.  So we have a number of events which will be listed on our Events page.
On our adoption page we have listed the current costs involved in making sure that a cat/kitten goes to a new home in peak condition.
We still have cats and kittens waiting for a new home and over 28 lots of cats waiting to come in from our waiting list. So please if you can give a home to an unwanted animal give us a call.
We have had a big increase in rabbits so anyone wanting rabbits please contact us. Some have come in with hutches so they come as a complete package. Do contact us if you can help.
Thankyou for all your help and support during the year. This has been the worst year for all charities especially anything to do with animals. These seem to be the first thing to go. Intake has gone up and donations have gone down, so every little helps us at the moment.
We have donation bins in Morrisons and the Co-op in Barnard Castle so if you can spare a little please just pop something in the bins.
We would also like to say a very big thankyou to our handful of volunteers who play a very big part in helping Ark on the Edge to survive over this very stressful period. They give up their time to make our events successful and to make sure that any animal is looked after to a high degree and given the very best attention.
Sainsburys is still supplying us with bread on a Wednesday and now a sunday and it is very welcome especially at this time of year.
Ark on the Edge was formed many years ago but has only been known by its name since 2000. Word of mouth has been its main advertisement for the successful and committed rehoming of animals, or in some cases the animal just has a sanctuary for life.
In May of 2005 we moved to Woolley Hill Farm, Woodland, just a couple of miles down the road from where we were. The property, situated well away from the main road, set in 40 acres, meant that there was no immediate danger to the animals or visitors.
We are now working towards making great use of a Wildlife Education Centre as well as the rescue/sanctuary. We are wishing to attract schools and other educational establishments to bring the children to come and see the animals, take part in a nature trail - there is a bridle way from the farm to Eggleston. Also the centre can provide facilities for birthday parties where the children can see and touch the animals, play in the straw and hay, along with the prospect of a birthday tea.
Welcome to Ark on the Edge and our website
We pride ourselves in making sure that any animal rehomed is rehomed to the right new owner in a home perfect for the rest of its life.
Once rehomed we are here to give full support and help whenever it is required. If you have a problem or a question you would like to ask please call us, or just call in to see us at anytime.
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We are generally open 7 days a week from 9 - 5.
We can be available outside of these hours by prior arrangement.
If you are travelling any distance we suggest you ring us before setting off to ensure that we haven't been called to any emergency.