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Caring for Cornish Charities

Caring for Cornish Charities

Cornwall is home to some of the most incredible animal charities in the country. Supporting both wildlife and domesticated animals throughout the UK, our Cornish coastline is carried by charities dedicated to helping support the lives of animals inside and outside of our homes. 

Providing love and care for pets, wildlife and sea life in our surrounding area, Cornwall really is a beacon for how much this country is dedicated to ensuring that animals no matter how big or small enjoy the best possible lives they can. 

With some of the most amazing charities just a stone’s throw away from both our Natural Cornish Pet Shop and Doggy Day Care, here’s how you can help your local charities and how your little bit can help a lot this winter. 

Cinnamon Trust

As pet adorers, there is nothing we think about more than what may happen to our pets when we are no longer here, however, The Cinnamon Trust dedicate their time, research and care into ensuring the last moments of their resident’s lives is spent with the comfort of their pets and that their pets are cared for no matter what the conclusion. So with years of service under their belts, here’s why we just adore the Cinnamon Trust and all the amazing work they do.

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering. 

Helping to support and rehome animals that have lost their loved ones. The Cinnamon Trust are constantly in need of dog walkers and fosterers who can be on hand to give a little extra TLC to animals in need. Their online store is also packed with a plethora of local Cornish goodies with proceeds going to support the lives of their residents and their pets, so even purchasing a packet of fudge can work to support the lives of pets this winter. 

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National Animal Welfare Trust

Here in Cornwall, our National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) centre is located in the heart of West Cornwall. Just a stone’s throw away from the Natural Cornish Pet Shop and Doggy Day Care, this centre strives to rescue and rehome animals throughout the county. With an excellent team on hand each and every day, the NAWT centre in Hayle, is a place where dogs and cats alike can feel as loved and adored as they should be right up until they find their happily ever after.

With a multitude of ways to help support the NAWT, every little helps in the support of this amazing charity organisation. Donations are a massive part of the funding NAWT receives and even the smallest amount can make a life-changing difference to the animals they care for. You can make a one-off gift, or monthly donation by phone, post or online.

From assisting in shops to caring for animals in centres, there are hundreds of volunteer positions available across all of NAWT sites. Even if you can only spare an hour of your time a week, you will be making a massive difference to all the hard work at NAWT.

NAWT cornwall
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Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

Home to a range of marine wildlife, from otters to penguins, seals to sea lions, this conservation centre puts its inhabitants right at the heart of its outlook. 

Acting as both a tourist attraction and rescue centre, this incredible marine museum is an ideal place to visit with your family and four-legged friend. Providing support for marine life (particularly seals) this conservation centre of excellence is a charity we adore. 

Their mission is to rescue and provide expert care for sick, injured, or distressed seals and other marine animals in need of help, who are found on and around our shores. Their aim being to eventually release them back into their natural environment once they are back to full health. At the sanctuary, they also provide a permanent home and ongoing care for seals and other marine animals who cannot be released back to the wild. Ultimately, they educate and inspire generations to protect our seas and amazing marine life, now and for the future.

From volunteering to animal adoptions, there are so many ways you can help support this incredible charity. Donations, no matter how small, can provide significant support to the seals in their care and without the hard-work of locals in and around Cornwall, this incredible charity simply wouldn’t surive – so whether it is a simple visit or adopting your very own seal, a little goes a long way at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. 

Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Here>


With animal adoptions and fostering on the rise in recent months, if adding a four-legged friend seems a little too much there are different ways you can make a difference this winter. From donations to raising awareness, no matter what you do to help your local animals just know you can make a difference in even the smallest of ways. 

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