Welcome friend, to the Society for Abandoned Animals’ blog zone!

We are a small charity based in Stretford, Manchester (UK) that commits itself to taking in, caring for and rehoming unwanted and abandoned cats and rabbits. The charity has been going since 1966 when our founder, the late Peggy Henderson decided she could no longer stand for the plight of the homeless dogs swarming over Manchester.

A great many people from the Hulme area of Manchester were either relocated or made homeless during one of the biggest land clearances in Manchester’s history. Hundreds of houses were demolished to make way for a brand new housing development. This meant, however, that many of these people could not take their pets with them. In the 60’s, animal welfare was not a phrase widely recognised and so little attention was paid to the many dogs suddenly abandoned to fend for themselves.

Luckily for them, Peggy was around to help. She founded the charity and after much searching for the perfect haven for the unloved dogs of Manchester, she stumbled across a small plot of land called Mosley Acre Farm. This farm, nestled between the Bridgewater Canal and the River Mersey provided the perfect location for her attempts to save these animals from an unimaginable fate.

The Peggy Henderson Animal Sanctuary, as it was then known, opened its doors to the unwanted dogs, cats and rabbits of Manchester in 1994 and to this day has continued Peggy’s good work.

The life of a small charity, however, never seems to be easy. It’s no secret that many people in the world are suffering under the global recession. This has unfortunately meant that we are receiving fewer charitable donations and yet more and more animals are in need of new homes.

If you can help us in any way, shape or form please do not hesitate to contact us on e-mail office@saarescue.co.uk or by phone (UK) 0161 973 5318

Thank you