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Happy Landings provides care, shelter and veterinary attention for stray, abandoned and neglected animals. We rescue, rehabilitate & rehome and provide ongoing support to new owners as required.

We are first and foremost an animal shelter, although we do have a council licensed boarding facility for dogs and cats which helps to pay for the welfare work.

The boarding section is very much in demand and spaces are booked very early. We no longer board rabbits, guinea pigs etc.

The charity owns the 5 acre site, and is a mixed animal shelter, taking in all types of animals. We are unable to take exotics.

The centre can take approximately 300 domestic and farm animals, and we re-home about 300 animals a year plus several hundred ex battery hens. The team of staff and volunteers offer shelter and hope.

Happy Landings works with Dog wardens, Vets, Police, Social Services and other shelters. We are full at all times and have to work on a waiting list system with the demand for rescue spaces being very high.

Many animals have to be nursed back to health and more have to be re-habilitated before carefully chosen, loving homes are found. We pride ourselves on our match-making ability and it is rare that an animal has to be returned to us.

You can read about our Bark Appeal here and donate to the appeal with this link: Just Giving

You can donate online here on our Virgin Giving Money Charity Page

You can donate by filling out our Donations Form

Happy Landings so greatly appreciates items given as donations and currently need: dog detastixs, dog / cat / rabbit treats,natural dog chews (e.g. pig’s ears)- no rawhide, human tins of fish or meat (for training and enrichment, enrichment)toys for dogs / cats / rabbits, rabbit hay, toilet rolls / kitchen roll.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE (AS WE HAVE TO DISPOSE OF THEM AT A COST TO US): quilts, pillows, dog or cat beds.

You can drop them at our white box by the front gate, the donation boxes at Morrisons in Wells, Tesco in Shepton Mallet, or Tesco Wells