ARC takes in many animals, most are for adoption, but also sadly we sometimes have animals that are not possible to rehome or require ongoing medical care. In these, thankfully quite rare cases, we continue to support these animals to live in permanent foster homes in line with our values

We passionately believe that every animal is entitled to be loved and cared for and live a healthy and happy life

We believe that euthanasia is only ever an option when an animal has a poor quality of life or if they are a potential threat to other animals or humans.

This page will showcase the sanctuary animals currently in our care and share their stories. From time to time we fundraise specifically to cover their medical bills as this can be quite a burden despite the vet discounts we already are fortunate to receive.

FELIX & FUZZY

  • Date Posted: 20/06/20
  • Breed: Guinea Pigs
  • These lovely boys came to us because a member of the family who had them became severely allergic to them. Previously they had been in the adoption section of Pets at Home. It was clear that Fuzzy had a large growth on his neck which could not be treated. He is strongly bonded to his mate Felix, who is so called because he has exactly the same black and white facial markings as the cat on the Felix cat food boxes!  They are currently living very full and pampered lives with one of our volunteer fosterers locally and thoroughly enjoying their new lives with ARC.

Albus & Remus

  • Date Posted: 27/05/20
  • Breed: Rabbit

Albus and Remus have been with ARC since late 2016. They were handed in to be rehomed before their 1st birthday.
Remus (black and white Dutch) has always been extremely nervous and unfortunately has not improved whilst being in foster care. His foster mum has attempted everything, even trying reiki by an animal healer who offered her help.

Albus and Remus are very much in love. Albus is not as nervous as his partner and will tolerate a quick nose rub but will then scoot off to be with Remus. They currently live in an 8ft hutch with an outside area which they happily mooch in and out of, but you will mostly find them snuggled up together.

Amazingly, a wonderful former ARC adopter has come along and agreed to take care of Albus and Remus for the rest of their lives. They will be left to get on together with minimal human interference and will have an attached run so they can go in and out of their hutch as they wish without being handled.

ARC will continue to pay the vet bills for these two beautiful rabbits for the rest of their days. We are so happy a wonderful home as come along and they can now have the peace and quiet they need.

Dizzee (4 years old)

  • Date Posted: 22/05/20
  • Breed: Guinea Pig
  • Meet Dizzee, a 4yr old guinea pig who has ongoing respiratory issues and suffers impaction (like many older male piggies). He is the sweetest boy and is well able to demand his food and make his presence known, also rather partial to trotting around on the floor!

Blue & Logan (8 years old)

  • Date Posted: 30/04/20
  • Breed: Chinchillas
  • Logan and Blue are two sweeties that have been in rescue since the beginning of November 2019 and are still waiting for their perfect home which will be supported by ARC due to Logan’s health condition. They love snuggling together and sit waiting for treats. Blue was very nervous when she first came but has come out of her shell and loves coming out and getting into mischief. Logan is albino so his eyesight is not good and he is thought to have fits. He had one when in his fosterers front room which may have been triggered by the TV but since putting him in the back room he has not had any. He comes to his name and loves being out out and running around.

Boo

  • Date Posted: 30/04/20
  • Breed: Rabbit
  • Boo is an angora rabbit, the breed which is reared for their ‘wool’. Her coat is incredibly high maintenance, needing constant clipping otherwise it form painful matts at the roots, constricting her movement like a strait-jacket. Angoras are subject to awful cruelty in countries like China where they are kept in appalling conditions and their fur is inhumanely pulled from their skin. This is why many animal lovers boycott products containing angora wool. Boo has had several homes, but the constant worry about her fur and the cost of regular professional clipping, has seen her come back into rescue. She now lives in the lap of luxury in a large Swiss chalet style shed and gets daily maintenance to keep her coat under control.

Pandy

  • Date Posted: 30/04/20
  • Breed: Rabbit
  • Pandy arrived at ARC at the start of 2020 after being surrendered by his owner. After arriving at Twickenham Vets, and having a health check it was very clear Pandy wasn’t a well boy. He was given a 6 week course of Panacur for suspected EC (a parasitic disease). After careful monitoring on completion of this course of meds, he developed an eye issue which then led to a case of severe mites.

    Pandy is currently in foster with one of our Trustees who is giving him lots of love and attention. He is a beautiful, friendly boy and loves to mooch in his run and eat the grass. He also loves sitting on his fosterers lap whilst receiving strokes and quite often, closes his eyes and totally relaxes whilst being pampered by his human.

    Pandy’s treatment and recovery is still on-going with more vet trips after the mite treatment course is completed to see if that is contributing to the eye problem. He still has a head tilt which may or may not improve, but he is learning to be more steady on his feet with his unusual angled view of what’s around him.

    Pandy will be neutered when all his existing health problems improve as we do not want to put his little body under even more stress whilst he is unwell.

Polly (17 years old)

  • Date Posted: 30/04/20
  • Breed: Cat
  • Polly is a 17 year old torti, again with renal problems. ARC supports her vet care.

Molly (19-20 years old)

  • Date Posted: 30/04/20
  • Breed: Cat
  • Molly is owned by an elderly lady in Northolt. She has renal problems and a history of weeing out of her litter tray so ARC support Molly’s renal food and the occasional visit to the vet.