There are so many ways you can help!

ARC’s work is made possible through the generous support we receive.  We’re entirely dependent on donations – and all the monies we raise go directly to caring for animals. Our charity is run by volunteers so we have minimal overheads.

Did you know that it can cost up to £200 to make sure that an animal is ready for rehoming? And that doesn’t include food costs! Our monthly bills exceed £3,000.

Scroll down to the end below to see more details of how your donations help us!


If you want to find out more about getting involved, there are lots of ideas on this page or feel free to email us at

Just do bear in mind that as we are volunteers you may not get an immediate response, especially in working hours. Thank you!


Become a member

As a valued friend of A.R.C. we would like to offer you the chance to become one of our members. Becoming a member of A.R.C. will give you the opportunity to find out more about our work and have a voice in how we operate. As a member you will also be giving A.R.C. financial, practical and moral support.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Attend our AGM
  • A vote at the AGM
  • A.R.C. newsletters
  • A.R.C. annual and financial reports

Please note that there are different ways to pay your membership, listed below in order of ease for us to process. After clicking the button below you will be asked to complete the form with your details and can elect to pay your membership in a number of ways.

Join here


Ways you can support ARC financially:

1) Our preferred option > Set up a direct debit – just click on the Join Here button above to access directly

2) Make a payment direct to our bank account – please ask us for the details by emailing to  or Sadly, due to suffering fraud previously we no longer publish these on the site.

3) Send a cheque to P.O. BOX 46, Twickenham, TW1 1WG

4) We also accept PayPal, Visa and Mastercard, but note we have to pay a processing fee for these. Do remember to give us some information regarding your payment – there is a space space on the Paypal page where it says “Add a note”

Please just make sure in all cases to make it clear what the payment is for as we like to help our Treasurer to do her job. You can also use this form to give the details – thank you!

If you like to receive a gift aid form please contact

Thank you for your support!!

Raise funds for us

Fundraise for ARC by
– Running or helping at fairs
– Donating items in good condition or selling items for us on ebay
– “Donate your birthday” A couple of our lovely supporters have recently been asking their friends & family to donate to ARC instead of buying them birthday presents: what a great idea!
– Organising a fundraising event of your own: ask your family & frinds to sponsor you on JustGiving. Our Just Giving fundraiser leaderboard is below

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Make money for ARC by shopping online

As the giver:

  • You join for free and choose up to four causes to support. Of course we’d prefer you to pick ARC!
  • You generate commissions by shopping online (works with over 1,500 retailers including Amazon,, John Lewis, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Next).
  • Your commissions are converted into donations for your chosen causes.

Easy to set up on your mobile or on your computer!
Mobile: Download the Shop & Give App, available for both Android & Apple.
Computer: Install the Shop and Give reminder, then go register on our special Giving Machine page

All monies are processed independently each month and ARC just receives the total.

The great thing with Shop & Give is that you’re raising funds for free! Learn more about The Giving machine here

The Giving Machine

Leave a lasting LEGACY

A few supporters have been very kind in leaving a legacy in their will for ARC or their families have organised a collection in memory of their loved one. We are currently exploring ways of making this easier and being able to properly thank those who have already supported us in this way.
More to come….

Donate food or litter with our Amazon wishlist

You can donate to A.R.C. by ordering food, litter and other essentials for the animals we’re looking after. Click through to our list and pick an item. Once you have placed an order, it will be delivered to A.R.C. within a few days. Just click on the logo below to head to Amazon!


Donate food and supplies for our animals

We always need healthy foods for cats like Royal Canin, Hills Science Plan, James Wellbeloved, Burns and Vitakraft.
Our rabbits and guinea pigs need good quality hay such as Oxbow or Western Timothy, and Burgess Excel pellets.
Our hamsters, rats, chinchillas & Degus, need items like paper bedding, safe wood chews, food and treats etc.
No blankets or towels though please – we have enough!

Please also note we are no longer accepting used stamps. There is no easy market for them now and they take more effort than we make.

Help transport animals

We always need help in the local area to pick up sick, injured or homeless pets. Contact us to enquire at

Do homechecks

We’ll give you basic training on how to assess potential new owners. Contact us to enquire at

Play the weather lottery

There is a chance to win 25K every week. At the same time you’ll be support us – we receive a donation from every game played via A.R.C. Play at

Play the weather lottery


Did you know that it can cost up to £200 to make sure that an animal is ready for rehoming? And that doesn’t include food costs! Our monthly bills exceed £3,000.

HEALTHCARE FOR THE ANIMALS: the most expensive part of our work

  • Worming and flea treatment
  • Neutering
  • Veterinary care
  • Medication


  • Food, which often has to be a special diet
  • Litter and bedding such as hay for animals


  • Carriers, pens, traps
  • Beds and housing such as hutches, cages and heaters
  • Litter trays and feeding bowls
  • Recreation and environmental elements like scratching posts, runs and toys

Some of our volunteers like to cover some small costs themselves, such as petrol when driving an animal to the vets. However, a small part of your donations will go to operational costs such as phone bills, printing and stamps, fundraising and transport.

If you want to find out more about getting involved, email us at

All our work is made possible by the support of people just like you – on behalf of us and our furry friends, THANK YOU for your help!