LIFELINE - Transport Service for Sick or Injured Animals and Birds LIFELONG - Commitment to Rescued Animals

IMPORTANT STATEMENT

The Charity does not deal with healthy strays and unwanted pets. We will only collect those animals needing veterinary attention and are vulnerable because of condition, such as pregnancy, or age ( kittens or elderly animals) or badly neglected or injured animals and birds.

There are many local rescues that will take healthy strays and unwanted pets. Animal Accident Rescue is not one of them, due to limited resources. We would ask callers to understand and respect our role, in order that the Charity can continue to help those animals that most need our specialist attention.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a healthy stray, please contact a local rescue for advice. There is help and information on the RSPCA, Cats Protection League and Cat Chat websites. If you find a stray dog that doesn’t need veterinary assistance, please contact the Dog Warden at your local council.

Coming Soon

Hi there, my name is Squishie and I’m around 3 months old. I’m a beautiful tortoiseshell girl and have that typical tortoiseshell character! 

You may wonder why my name is Squishie? Well there is a good reason for this. At about 5 weeks old I was taken to the vets after being ‘squished’ by a falling sofa. Amazingly nothing was broken but I was in pain and also very wobbly on my back legs. Unfortunately my family couldn’t afford for me to have any treatment and things were looking bleak. Then the vet had an idea…..could the Animal Accident Rescue Unit step in and help?

Collaboration started and a plan was agreed, the vet would get me healthy again and the Animal Accident Rescue Unit would foster me and find me a new home. Brilliant!

I was a bit quiet when I first arrived at my foster home and still very wobbly but my wonderful foster mum gave me special massages, painkillers and lots of love and care. The dedication has paid off as I am now zooming around as if nothing ever happened. I’ve learnt a lot from my foster brother, Spud, and together we can be quite mischievous! 

I love my foster brother so much and my foster mum thinks I would thrive in a multi cat household, especially cats that are a bit younger and will play with me!

I’m very inquisitive, there’s nothing I won’t investigate and I do like climbing. I would definitely benefit from an interactive household with parents that will give me plenty of playtime.

I’m fully litter trained and very clean and I will eat anything you put in front of me, I’m still learning that human food isn’t mine though so you may have to watch your plate around me.

If you’re looking for a beautiful kitten that will give you hours of playtime and entertainment, I think I could be for you. Please come and meet me soon, I’m sure that my cheeky tortoiseshell charm will win you over immediately!

All our cats are “snap” blood-tested, at the vets,  for FIV/FeLV (the result is deemed negative unless clearly stated.)

All cats have been examined and treated by a vet and received flea and worming treatment. They are micro-chipped and litter-trained.   All of our cats are fully vaccinated for their first year, after which time it is the responsibility of the new owner to continue annual vaccinations.

Adult cats are neutered and kittens under 6 months of age will need to be neutered by their new owner.
We recommend that all cats are kept indoors for around 6 to 8 weeks, to allow time to bond with their new owner and adjust to their new surroundings.  Kittens should always be kept indoors until neutered and then be supervised, with only limited access outdoors. It is recommended by all cat welfare societies that cats be kept inside at night, as they are vulnerable to many dangers.

if you are interested in Squishie, please contact our Adoption Officer on 0115 9985063 after 6pm. This number must not  be used for any other type of enquiry or emergency contact.  Alternatively,  you can email this volunteer atadmin@aaru.org.uk .  You will receive a response as soon as possible.

The Charity is run entirely by volunteers and is always in urgent need of additional fosterers to foster the cats that Animal Accident Rescue Unit rescue.  The Charity has no central base, office or cattery and cats are fostered in individual  volunteers’ homes as pets, in and around the Nottingham area.

All potential adoptions will require a successful homecheck and we don’t rehome on or near busier roads, unless the cat is suitable to  be an indoor only pet.

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Recent News

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

A monthly Saturday fund-raising sale, lasting for a couple of hours, is held at Lowdham Village Hall for Animal Accident Rescue Unit. Due to the ill health of a couple of volunteers, the Charity would...

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Urgent appeal for cat fosterers and for dog fosterers

Urgent appeal for cat fosterers and for dog fosterers

With so many abandoned animals coming in, we have run out of room to care for them.  Please help us to help these dogs and cats who need the charity’s support to survive. If you can offer a shor...

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Recent Animals for Adoption News

Tilly – Will you give her a second chance?

Tilly – Will you give her a second chance?

  Tilly is looking for her forever home. Poor Tilly has had more than her fair share of bad luck – could you be the person to turn her life around? Tilly has been returned to the Charity th...

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Ginny – A gentle lady who enjoys the finer things in life

Ginny – A gentle lady who enjoys the finer things in life

  Hi, my name is Ginny and I’m around 5/6 years old, although I don’t think I look a day over 2! Not a lot is known about my past but one thing is clear, I’m definitely a lady. Maybe I have arist...

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Oscar – a polite and charming boy

Oscar – a polite and charming boy

  I’m Oscar, a stunning pure white boy with bright blue eyes and a pink nose. I know it’s hard to believe but I was a stray for a while before being picked up by the Animal Accident R...

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