We would like to say a HUGE thank you for all those who collected wish tokens for us.  We came second and will be receiving £992.89.  This will be a great help in helping all our animals.

One again Thank You

During December the Support Adoption for Pets held their Santa Paws appeal at all their Pets at Home stores.

All the staff at Middlesbrough store supported by a team from SARA asked customers to contribute 50p towards a Christmas dinner for animals in rescue centres. It was a tremendous effort and the support by customers was outstanding.

In the month £2,897 was raised.  This was split between Support Adoption For Pets and SARA.  This resulted in a cheque being presented to SARA for £1448.50.  This will help SARA look after the animals.

The animals at SARA were given a Christmas dinner of chicken, beef and pork together with the trimmings.  There was so much food that they had the same on Boxing Day. Our thanks go out to all the customers who kindly donated.


The little dog in the picture is Sam who was rescued 2 years ago with a deformed foot. After an appeal to raise funds to cover his treatment and 7 operations later he has finally been given the all clear and now he just needs physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to finish the job. In two weeks time he can run off lead for the first time since the treatment began.

Inspired by a dogs’ sensory garden at a national flower show SARA thought it would be a brilliant idea and be ideal for the dogs at our sanctuary.

A derelict piece of land has been transformed into a garden full of exciting zones for the dogs to roam freely, under supervision.

A central pebble path runs through a free flowing water spray and a grasses garden provides soft textures.  There is  a rockery, also a log area and an arbour providing shade for resting or grooming.   Raised beds house a profusion of relaxing aromas with herbs to calm animals.

It is an exciting addition to the Sanctuary facilities and has been funded by friends and supporters of SARA.



Pictures of many events can be seen  by clicking here

In the summer of 2016 Support Adoption for Pets (Pets at Home) held its annual summer fundraising drive.  The total raised for the country was £464,013.

A team from Saltburn Animal Rescue Association attended the Middlesbrough store to help with the fundraising.

The Middlesbrough store raised £1164 of which  £582  was passed onto SARA by Dave the deputy manager collected by Fern, Sam and Barney.



SARA held its Open Day on the Saturday 10th September. It was well attended and events included a mini fun dog show, doggy games and a flyball display by local teams. Music was provided by Cleveland Ukes. We were supported on the day by staff from Sainsbury’s, Saltburn and the sea cadets. As usual there was a tempting display of food (especially cakes). The day was completed by the grand draw details of which will be on our facebook page shortly. Our thanks go to all who supported us.

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