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Animal ArkAid are appalled at the number of animals being neglected, abused and abandoned and we are doing our best to support the amazing charities that look after these animals through our fundraising efforts.

We aim to support as many charities as possible so that they can continue the fantastic work that they do rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals that have had a bad start in life.
If you think you can help with fundraising or would like to join Animal ArkAid at our next event please use the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page.


Despite the days of pouring rain leading up to our event this year, we didn't let it dampen our spirits!


A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along to our annual Dog Show and Family Fun Day in Horsforth!  It was such a great day with lots of money raised for charities. 

We were joined by Shona from Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet who very kindly stuck out the rain to judge our categories. 

The event raised almost £4000 towards helping animals in need. 

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A huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Dog Show & Family Fun Day in Horsforth on 2nd October!  It was a fantastic event with our largest attendance for this event. 

Thank you to the amazing charities that show up every year to promote their services and raise awareness for animals in need.  They all went away with a cheque for £300 to support their incredible work. 

It was great to see Matt The Vet from Channel 5's 'The Yorkshire Vet' and his wife who kindly agreed to present our cheques and judge some categories in our arena!

About Animal ArkAid

Animal ArkAid are a group of dedicated animal lovers who recognise how hard it is for animal charities and rescue centres to continue doing the wonderful work that they do.


Looking after animals, especially those that may have been mistreated and neglected is expensive and time-consuming, so back in 2010, we decided to start a a fundraising group to help out! 


In January 2021, Animal ArkAid became a registered charity in England & Wales.  This has allowed us to continue working on our fundraising efforts and will hopefully open some exciting new doors for us in the future. 

Our registered charity number is 1193072 (Registered in England & Wales)

Our aim is to help local animal charities and organisations, and we would love to hear suggestions about who we could help, and also how we could help!  So if you have a fundraising idea, but need help getting it going please contact us, and we will help if it's possible.




Meet Our Team


Debs Kirby


Debs is the owner of Hartley Wood Boarding Kennels in Leeds and has over 30 years experience of looking after dogs. She loves nothing more than helping to raise funds for animal welfare and rescues.


Trustee - Chair

It was Rita's idea to start a group that could raise money for local animal charities.  Rita has been an animal lover all her life andis determined that AAA will make a difference to animals in need. Rita also fosters bunnies from Camp Nibble while they await their forever homes.

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Maureen Jackson


Maureen is a big cat lover and has a rescue cat called Jasper.

She works tirelessly to support our events come rain or shine, and can often be heard saying "I only offered to make the bacon sandwiches!"

Junior Ambassador
Ryan Pinnons


Ryan loves all animals, particularly goats. Ryan is passionate about educating young people about the need to protect animals and he regularly campaigns for animals rights. Ryan's love for animals has allowed him to work with animals in countries as far away as China and Uganda. 

Julia Owens


Julia loves all animals and thinks that we should use our voices to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves. 

Julia has fostored many kittens while they're waiting for their forever home. 

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Junior Ambassador
Dan Dainter 

Trustee & Webmaster

Dan is responsible for our online presence and keeps all of our social media up to date.  A keen animal lover, he has owned cats and dogs in the past and was an avid horse rider for many years.

 You can often hear Dan's voice over the PA System at our events.

Sally Harris


Sally is an active member of the committee who works tirelessly at all of our events to help with our fundraising. 

Sally is part of Animal ArkAid as she cannot bear to think of animals being mistreated and you will often find her at our events behind a tombola or brandishing a book of raffle tickets!

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Sharron Brooks


Hi I'm Sharron,

I help out with Animal ArkAid where and when I can.  I’m proud to be part of such a wonderful charity that supports local charities through Rita’s many whacky ideas!

Audrey Burdon


Hi, I'm Audrey. A new recruit to the committee supporting the charity by fundraising online selling unwanted CDs and DVDs that have been donated to us.

I love animals and have always been committed to their welfare. I've had many pets throughout my life and recently rescued my gorgeous dog Gus from a Romanian shelter.



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