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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.

How can I help?

In 2020 the world was rocked by COVID-19 and came to a standstill and sadly all of our fundraising events had to be postponed.  Thanks to our online events, and your generosity we have been able to continue supporting the charities, shelters and welfares that we support.


To find out more about the charities we support, click on Learn More below.

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Online Shop

In January 2021, Animal ArkAid opened our online charity shop via our new Facebook page.  Thanks to the generosity and donations of our supporters, we have been able to sell clothing, toys and household items to boost our fundraising.

If you have any donations, or would like to browse our shop you can find us on Facebook by searching "Animal ArkAid Online Shop" or click the button below.




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.





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!"

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.

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.

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!

Miriam Ridha


Miriam is another new member to our committee who joined us to help with our Education and Outreach programmes.

She is currently responsible for our World Animal Day project that will roll out later in 2021 to local schools.

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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!



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