Two prominent charities that offer help with dog rescue and re-homing in Watford and Herts are the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) and the RSPCA.
The National Animal Welfare Trust
The NAWT was founded in 1971 as an independent charity and purchased the Hendon & Aldenham Boarding Kennels in 1981, establishing the first NAWT Rescue and Re-homing centre.
In 1986 the NAWT purchased an adjoining field to the Watford Centre, which enabled it to improve the facilities for large animals, and establish more exercise paddocks for the 120+ dogs housed on site.
The Aims and Objectives of the NAWT are:
- the provision of care and shelter for stray, neglected and unwanted animals of all kinds,
- the protection of animals of all kinds from ill-usage, cruelty and suffering,
- and in particular, to rescue and provide care and shelter for stray, neglected and unwanted animals of all kinds and find suitable homes for any such animals.
The HEAD OFFICE of the NAWT is:
To find out more and/or make a donation visit their website by clicking here.
The Middlesex North West Branch of the RSPCA.
The Branch employs three animal welfare officers who work out in the communities serving in the London Boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon (north of the A40), and Watford (including Bushey and Oxhey), Rickmansworth, St Albans and Radlett in South Hertfordshire. Through a proactive approach to animal welfare work the RSPCA are able to assist animals and their owners quickly and effectively when the need arises.
If you are concerned about the welfare of an animal or wish to report a mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animal, you should use the online enquiry service My RSPCA by visiting their website.
Or you can call the 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.
Before you call the RSPCA asks that you read the cruelty checklist to help you identify the information they may ask for when you contact them.
There are a number of shops across the Middlesex North West area where you can support the branch by purchasing items or by donating unwanted possessions.
The RSPCA Watford shop address is:
53 The Parade
Tel. (01923) 630 669