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Oak Tree helps record number of animals in 2019

Lots of kittens found loving new homes in 2019

Cumbria has yet again proved it is a county of animal lovers with its support for Oak Tree Animals’ Charity allowing them to help 2,060 animals in our region in 2019, the Charity’s 110th birthday year.

Focussing primarily on cats, dogs and horses, Oak Tree not only rehomes animals but also carries out a wealth of community work to help keep pets in loving homes rather than needing to be rehomed.

Jess helped in 2019

General Manager, Caroline Johnson explains; “Many owners find themselves needing to give animals up when they feel they have no other option, which can cause animal and owner suffering. The team at Oak Tree seek out solutions to problems wherever possible to try to keep loving families together. This year the team launched the Pets in Rentals Programme (PiR) with the aim of tackling the huge lack of pet-friendly rental properties in the region which often leads to relinquishment. In addition, “Helping Paw” launched, supporting those who are homeless or fleeing domestic violence, by providing short-term pet fostering solutions while owners get back on their feet.”

“We are delighted that in 2019, our 110th Birthday year, that we have been able to support more than 2,000 animals in our region. This is only made possible by our amazing community who so generously donate time, goods and money to allow us to carry out our work. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and helped us this year – you are truly amazing”.

To find out more about the work of Oak Tree and how you can support this local animal charity please visit

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