THERE are many animal sanctuaries across France set up by volunteers who can both help with questions, as well as offer advice on adopting a pet.
But even if you can’t take a cat or dog in they will always be on the look out for volunteers to help in the facilities or raise much needed funds.
Below is a selection of centres to give you an idea of the work they do but also some of the cats, dogs and other animals they care for.
Chats du Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne
Chats du Quercy looks to provide homes, help and support for more than 500 cats and kittens each year and approaches cat welfare holistically to execute their work with excellence. They provide advice to individuals where the behaviour of their companion feline is a problem, to help find a solution other than abandonment of the animal.
Phoenix Animal Rescue, Dordogne
Offers re-homing of abused and abandoned animals, but also works alongside local veterinary practices and has a helpline service.
Animal Aid Saint Aubin, Poitou-Charentes
Looks after stray cats and dogs, before trying to help find a new home for them, also offers advice on what you can do if you find an animal.
Foundation Djimba, Burgundy
Home for old, ill and handicapped dogs.
SOS Animals in Distress
Animal charity based in Gourin, France (Brittany).
Dog Rescue Carcassonne
Dog Rescue Carcassonne was set up on 1st July 2014 by two British volunteers at the ScPA Carcassonne. Rowan and Moira had been working together for some time, and had come to realise that not everybody who wanted to adopt felt sufficiently competent in French to tackle the process alone
The SPA (Sauver Protéger Aimer) does a lot of work in saving animals including adoptions.
Last Updated on 17 June, 2007.