Windyway Trust




Welcome to our Website.
We are a Macclesfield based Charity supporting the work of Windyway Animal Rescue  Centre and The Search and Rescue dogs of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Teams.

The Trust was formed in February 2005 and consists of 5 Trustees.

Our Objectives:
TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF DOGS, CATS OR ANIMALS OF ANY SPECIES WHO ARE IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION AND IN PARTICULAR TO PROVIDE OR MAINTAIN KENNELS, CATTERIES, REFUGES, ANIMAL HOSPITALS OR OTHER FACILITIES FOR THE RECEPTION AND CARE OF UNWANTED DOGS, CATS OR OTHER ANIMALS AND THE TREATMENT OF SICK OR ILL TREATED DOGS, CATS OR OTHER ANIMALS AND TO FIND NEW HOMES FOR ANY SUCH ANIMALS
AT THEIR DISCRETION THE TRUSTEES MAY SPEND ALL OR PART OF THE CAPITAL OF THE CHARITY IN FURTHERING THE OBJECTS.

COVID-19 STATEMENT MARCH 2020

From the Kennels and Sanctuary

We are following the Government’s advice and have put in place a plan to protect our staff, volunteers and family members here at Windyway so that we can continue the work with the animals to the best of our abilities during this very difficult time.

All the above will receive updates as the disease/ Government advice changes and are reminded to check their emails regularly.

We have decided to close to the general public and will only receive callers with appointments for specific reasons, following an agreed protocol for each individual visit. You may be asked whether you have any symptoms of the disease or whether you are in a high-risk category or in isolation before we proceed with any request to visit.

We hope that we will still be able to admit animals in urgent need in which case there will be a strict protocol put in place for the handover which will reflect the level of risk at the time.

Rehoming of animals is largely on hold except in circumstances where we have a perfect match for adopters already known to us or with excellent vet references. This would be ascertained before any visit or introduction could be made.

Currently we are receiving a very high volume of calls from people who think that this is an ideal time to take on a new pet; we don’t believe that it is, bearing in mind the stress that many households will be under, both emotionally and financially, and that you may actually become ill with the disease or have to isolate which could affect the establishment of long term routines for your new pet. Of course, there will be exceptions and we will be as flexible as conditions allow and will naturally continue to examine every enquiry on a case by case basis.

We all want to thank you for your support and understanding as this is a unique and difficult time for us all.

Wendy, Don, Sally and all at Windyway


Windyway Animal Sanctuary,       Windyway Trust Centre
Buxton Old Rd,                           164a Crompton Road
Windyway Head Farm,                 Macclesfield
Macclesfield. SK11 0AP.                Cheshire. SK11 8EH
01625 422246                            01625 617603

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