National Animal Welfare Trust

Improving the lives of homeless animals

Help us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of homeless and abandoned pets. Your gift will allow us to offer care, shelter, training and veterinary treatment to animals going through a lonely and dark period of their lives. Most importantly, it will help us to unite them with a loving owner.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090499)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The Reed Foundation

  • “You truly feel you are actually doing something worthwhile to help give the dogs a better chance of not only being adopted, but being happier whilst in the rescue centre.”

    — NAWT Volunteer

  • “The Christmas Challenge has been a wonderful scheme! I took part so my pledge could stretch even further. Staff and volunteers carry out the most amazing work with all the animals in their care, making sure they are as happy and healthy as possible to enable them to find suitable, loving homes."

    — Frances (Volunteer)


National Animal Welfare Trust rehome over 1,200 homeless animals every year. Rescue centres are often a last resort for pets in need and seen as unhappy environments for poor unwanted animals. We’re working to change that by transforming our centres into educational facilities, which offer every animal the enrichment and training they need for a happier future. Whilst still catering for every animal’s basic care requirements, we’re also improving their journey through rescue to a loving home.


It is our belief that every animal deserves a responsible, loving owner and we strive to find that for all animals that come into our care. Our Open Paw training programme works to enrich the lives of animals during their time in rescue, train them and prepare them for life in a new home. Each of our centres has a dedicated veterinary practice on call, who vet check every animal in our care and advise us on any treatment they will require to offer them the best chance of a happy future.