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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.

Post Covid Appeal:

As we return to normal after a very challenging year, Happy Landings are proud that we are still able to provide care to all the animals that have come to us in need. However, the impact of the last year will be felt for some time to come. To enable us to continue we urgently need your support to help us feed, care for and provide veterinary treatment to animals. Our work cannot stop and we desperately need a helping hand.

We are hoping to raise £25,000 which will help cover some of the funding losses we have endured as a result of the pandemic. Your donation will help to provide vaccinations, food, neutering, veterinary treatment and general care for all our animals.

Please donate and help us to protect this incredible charity. We want to thank you for your continued support over the last few months, it really means a lot to us. However, we still need your help today.

Please donate and protect Happy Landings so that Happy Landings can continue to help animals in need.

Please See our New Just giving page Just Giving Here

You can donate online here on our donation page

You can donate by filling out our Donations Form

Happy Landings so greatly appreciates items given as donations and currently need: Unopened dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig food, 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, liquid soap
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE (AS WE HAVE TO DISPOSE OF THEM AT A COST TO US): quilts, pillows, blankets or used 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.