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

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2020

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From the Kennels and Sanctuary

As the country enters a second major lockdown we continue to prioritise the protection of 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 remain closed to the general public and will only receive callers with appointments for specific reasons, following an agreed protocol for each individual visit. This is to ensure that we can control number of visitors on site at any time. This includes people bringing donated food and bedding as we will only be able to accept a limited amount in any week due to quarantine arrangements.

We will continue to admit animals in urgent need while following industry guidelines on handover protocols and quarantine.

We rehomed several cats and rabbits during the lockdown by doing virtual home visits, requesting vet references etc. When restrictions relaxed we began socially distanced meet and greet appointments where approval had already been sought. From Thursday 5/11 these appointments will be suspended and the only visitors will be those relinquishing animals.

We will not be open for general looking round or doing in person home visits for the foreseeable future.

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.