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.
UPDATED MAY 2021
From the Kennels and Sanctuary
As the country begins to come out from lockdown (hopefuly once and for all) 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 will 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 the staff in the best way until all staff and volunteers can be brought back.
We are admitting animals in urgent need and following industry guidelines on handover protocols and quarantine.
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 hope to be able to start ‘in person’ home visits for certain specific cases later in the year but we are likely to continue with the pre-approval procedure permanently.
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.
Currently we are looking after a high proportion of older cats with additional medical needs and dogs with behavioral 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