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.
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.
“FREEDOM DAY” UPDATE, JULY ’21:
From the Kennels and Sanctuary
As the country comes out from lockdown and social distancing we still continue to prioritise the protection of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and family members here at Windyway, some of whom still haven’t had the full compliment of vaccinations, so that we can continue to care for the animals to the best of our ability.
We are therefore keeping all our measures in place to minimise the risk of any of us contracting the disease or of passing it to visitors.
We will therefore remain closed for general viewings for the foreseeable future and will be accepting visitors by appointment to meet specific animals if a promising match has been made and the potential adopter has been approved in advance. This is to keep the footfall to a minimum and to utilise our staff in the best way. Anyone viewing animals indoors will be asked to wear a face covering and staff and any visitors handing over or collecting animals will be asked to do this outdoors and maintain social distancing.
We have developed online adoption application forms to help you apply and send your evidence for pre approval and the links to these are included here. Approval will only be granted if the photos, vet reference and other requested evidence is included so please take time to acquire these before submitting. We will start ‘in person’ home/ garden visits for certain specific cases but we are likely to continue with the pre-approval procedure for most applicants permanently.
Our currently available animals can be viewed on the website here:
Some of our animals are not published on the website so we are still happy to speak on the phone about anyone who is new in or who cannot be advertised for other reasons.
Links to application forms:
Currently we are looking after a high proportion of cats with additional medical needs and dogs with behavioural problems so particularly welcome enquiries from adopters who are willing and able to give these less fortunate ones the chance of a loving home and who will work with a behaviourist or the vet to make sure they have the best chance of a happy future.
We all want to thank you for your support and understanding as this is still a unique and difficult time for us all.
Wendy, Don, Sally and all at Windyway