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If you need us for an urgent enquiry of an emergency just call, we answer the phone 24 hours a day (01235) 524 777. Emergencies in the night are seen at our Abingdon Veterinary Surgery. Please note we have a reduced staffing level at night so we would kindly ask that for routine enquiries and appointments you call during our main opening hours.
Headed up by Michelle Clark who prior to the launch of DOTS back in 2016 had already been running a street outreach programme for 6 years, tending to the needs of the homeless with dogs, she steadily built up a strong rapport and in depth knowledge of their true needs.
Via Michelle’s extensive work in this area, the true inspiration for DOTS came in the waggy tailed shape of a very special street dog called Poppy who changed Michelle’s life forever. Poppy’s homeless dad was taken very ill and having heard about Michelle’s work made contact to see if she could help with Poppy’s welfare while he moved into accommodation to try and better his health. Michelle took Poppy on, welcoming her into her family (including numerous other furbabies!) like one of her own. And it was this bond that was formed with Poppy that sparked the desire in Michelle to do even more than she was for the homeless doggy owning community, to provide a more permanent and regular service.
Fast forward to now and DOTS operates weekly in London as well as running regular services in other major UK cities with a view to expand even further. With a fully equipped mobile veterinary surgery vehicle allowing ease of access to dogs in need, DOTS ensures all the essential items and services are provided for free each and every week. From food provisions to new harnesses and leads plus training and grooming sessions.
Michelle has been involved in a number of cases where she has been successful in getting homeless people and their dogs off the streets for good and hopes to do more of this in the future, because every body, human or canine, deserves a roof over their heads
Dogs On The Streets
Big And Red Storage Ltd – Unit 5
Martinbridge Industrial Estate
240-242 Lincoln Road
The Edward Foundation was founded in March 2011 when a group of people on a Bulldog Owners Forum were made aware of a Bulldog who was being advertised at stud and later for sale on the internet. We could see from the advert photos that he was in a terrible condition. After receiving no help from reporting to the relevant authorities it was decided to raise the funds and get him out of a dire situation.
Once Edward (as we renamed him) was in our possession it was clear he had severe Demodex, was extremely thin and needed a lot of TLC. We handed him over to Bulldog Rescue, where they took much time and devotion to get Edward to full health. He was later rehomed and is enjoying a fantastic life with owners who really care about him. He is now a much loved bulldog and has admirers all around the country!
He inspired us to start this Foundation in his honour, to help the bulldogs at risk of abuse being and used as a commodity. We have helped over 500 bulldogs find loving forever sofas. The Edward Foundation is run by De Randall and Marion Beardall on a day to day basis and our Trustees are De Randall, Marion Beardall and Margaret Cassidy. We rely totally on our wonderful volunteers that run our auction page to raise money & our Area Co-Ordinators that are invaluable. We also have a huge network of foster homes and volunteers that are available at the drop of a hat to help a bulldog in need. We cannot thank them enough for their time, their dedication and their kindness along with our loyal bunch of supporters without whom this Foundation could not exist. The Foundation is now well supported enough to require no help from any outside organisation. We cover all veterinary costs for each bulldog and have forged relationships with many trusted vets around the country that help us with any bulldog requiring medical attention. We work with other rescues [when asked] to take into foster care any bulldogs they may have come into their shelters.
10 Beech Avenue,
TigerTime is a campaign of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation; an adaptable and flexible, non-bureaucratic organisation responding promptly to conservation threats by supporting trusted, reputable individuals and organisations operating in the field. Lean on administration but generous on funding, DSWF supports a range of innovative, vital and far-reaching projects throughout Africa and Asia, achieving real results for wildlife survival.
7 Kings Road,
01483 272 323
If you care about nature and love wildlife, Wildlife Watch is the club for you! Explore your local wild places, get involved in hundreds of events and activities and make new friends by becoming one of Wildlife Watch’s 150,000 members.
Wildlife Watch - The Wildlife Trusts
The RWF is a registered charity (#1167093) with the aim of improving the health and welfare of domestic rabbits in the UK. Both educational efforts and campaigning are channelled through the RWF. This charitable status means that donations to the fund are eligible for Gift Aid. Despite being formed of two separate bodies, we tend to talk about the organisation as a single entity – the RWAF.
To improve the care of pet rabbits in the UK by:
Act for Wildlife are leading the way in saving endangered wildlife around the world. In the fight for conservation they are a force to be reckoned with. They work tirelessly to ensure species are protected.
Act for Wildlife, Chester Zoo
Upton by Chester
The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with their partners, they protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. They also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
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Founded in 1969, IFAW has provided almost 50 years of global leadership, innovation and hands-on assistance to animals and communities in need. International Fund for Animal Welfare holistic conservation approach includes reducing the demand and exploitation of wildlife at the source; working together with communities and enforcers to shut down poaching networks; pioneering first-ever successes in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphan animals back into the wild; activating where needed most in the wake of global disasters; and advocating through expert research and solutions to the greatest threats to our planet’s populations and habitats.
International Cat Care is a charity passionate about improving the care of all cats.
For over 60 years International Cat Care have been raising the standard of treatment and care provided to cats by veterinary surgeons, boarding cattery operators, those involved in rescue work, breeders and, of course, cat owners by providing the best information possible. Formerly known as the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB), new name – International Cat Care – coincided with a dramatic increase in International Cat Care's international welfare work for unowned cats, demand for information from cat owners all over the world, and work with veterinary organisations worldwide.
Dogs Trust (formerly the NCDL) is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 15,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK - and one in Dublin. They have been involved in every piece of legislation affecting dogs over the past 126 years.
Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to Blue Cross's animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, their Education and Behaviour Teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life.
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.
The Association Aims and Objectives
BSAVA was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals and now has over 10,000 members. The majority of members work in practice as veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses.
British Small Animal Veterinary Association
1 Telford Way
Waterwells Business Park
t: +44 (0)1452 726700
f: +44 (0)1452 726701
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. They do this by setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.
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We are fortunate at Abivale Vets to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusuastic staff.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary services for you and your pets, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.