01983 522 511

Friends of the Animals warmly welcomes volunteers and is happy to cover expenses.

Short term fostering

Do you love animals and are at home for most of the day ?
Could you offer a temporary home to an animal, at its’ time of greatest need?

Do you want a dog, rabbit etc but not the expense or long term commitment?

Please contact us if you live on the I.O.W. for more information on becoming a FOSTER CARER. We supply: bedding, food, equipment, veterinary care and cover your expenses.


If you’re an admin whizz, we would appreciate your help in our Newport office.

Shop Staff

Our Portsmouth and I.O.W. shops in Ryde and Sandown are open Monday to Saturday. A regular day or half day in one, will make a huge difference. Please call or pop in. Our Newport head office is open Tuesdays and Saturdays.

OUR REVAMPED H/O following the cruel Arson attack in Nov 2020
Our Ryde Shop 181 High Street PO33 1HN 01983 68 55 55
Our Sandown Shop 99=101 High Street PO36 8AJ 01983 48 00 00
Our Portsmouth 89 London Rd PO2 0DN 02392-660-660

Car Booters

We are seeking teams of two, who would be willing to pick up goods from our shop in Gunville, price the items and sell. Vehicle supplied if available.

Street and Store Collections

Remember just a small gift of time can make a BIG difference to the life of an animal. An hour or two spent helping at a local collection, translates into a chunk off a veterinary bill. This one item remains the
Charity’s biggest outgoing.

Pets at Home

When shopping at Pets at Home please remember to nominate ‘Friends of the Animals’, if you do, every time you swipe your VIP card, our animals will receive vouchers to spend in Store. Our latest voucher was for well over £1,200 so they are super-worthwhile to the Charity.

Shopping Online

Please register with ‘Give as you live’ to do your’ online shopping. Then as you shop, the Stores themselves make a donation to the Charity. It’s as simple as that to help an animal !

Animal Sanctuary

Do something amazing and help out at the Sanctuary in Wolverton, Warwickshire. You’ll need: time, kindness, a willingness to work and probably a pair of wellies !


Hello, I’m Stella! 

‘Stella’ is a Maltese Terrier. She is only 10 months old and for the last almost six months, 

she has suffered with a serious gastro problem – diarrhoea and now losing blood.

£4K’s worth of insurance has gone, without a firm diagnosis. 

‘Stella’ is a dear little dog and deserves the chance of being able to go to a specialist Vet 

for an Ultrasound and an Endoscopy. The quote is in excess of £3,000 and any help towards this would be very gratefully received please.

Alternatively, please give Lacie a call on 01983 522 511 to make a card donation over the phone (Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm, or Saturday 10am–4pm)

Plan / Organise your’ own event.

This can be anything from holding a Coffee Morning to running a raffle at work. We can almost always support you with publicity and prizes.

Foreign Currency

Please remember we avidly collect: British, foreign and obsolete currency. The proceeds of which are used to pay veterinary bills.

If you are a tax payer “PLEASE THINK GIFT AID”. You can complete a ‘Gift Aid’ form by clicking here and sending it to our Head Office.

The Charity will then be able to claim as additional 25% from the Taxman at NO COST TO YOU!

A £10-00 donation is worth an additional £2-50 when the Charity makes its’ claim.