Animal Lifeline Wales

We are a small local charity based in Carmarthenshire that aims to provide support for the pets of the elderly, the vulnerable and those living alone, at a time of crisis. Examples of the ways that ways that we can help are, providing safe accommodation in local licensed boarding kennels and catteries, both short and medium term, for vulnerable pet owners who are temporarily unable to care for their pets at home, careful and loving rehoming of a pet, its owner has died, and, most importantly, a friendly, listening ear.

We Provide the Following Support

Our aims are to support local and regional animal welfare initiatives and organisations, to help lost, stray, or injured pets and animals, and to offer support and advice to less well off or elderly local pet owners. We work closely with a wide range of local services and charities, and with our local hospitals, to provide vital help and support for elderly and vulnerable pet owners.

You can read about some of work in a Greyhound's Tale and our donation to Gower Bird Hospital both of which were funded through our Charity Shop.

Our Charity Shop

Animal Lifeline Wales Shop in Burry Port

Our shop has moved just a few yards along the road, to much larger premises. You will find here a wide range of books, clothes, china and glass, an area for children’s clothing and toys, and our new ‘Vintage Corner’.

The address of our shop is: 43 Station Road, Burry Port, SA16 0LP

The shop is currently closed for Christmas and New Year.

We will reopen on Monday January 11th 2021, subject to any further changes to Covid-19 restrictions.

We will then be open every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.

Clothes, books, china, glass, bric-a-brac and household textiles always needed, we regret that we cannot accept electrical items or used duvets. Our shop is also the information hub for our charity and we are a very friendly group. Come in to say hello and find out more about our work and what’s new.

Gower Bird Hospital

Animal Lifeline Wales donated £1,060 to the Gower Bird Hospital in May 2016 towards the refurbishment of their CCTV system for monitoring injured and sick birds and other animals.

gower bird hospital donationGower Bird Hospital, based in Pennard, was founded in 1996 to care for sick and injured birds but now has a wider remit as a wildlife rehabilitation centre. They have treated over 25,000 injured birds and animals such as hedgehogs and bats in the last twenty years. They pioneered the use of CCTV to monitor sick birds, thus reducing stress by observing their patients without constantly disturbing them. Their present CCTV system is over fifteen years old and requires refurbishing and this donation will allow them to carry out this vital work.

The photo shows Dr Iain Ferris, Trustee and Vice Chair of ALW, handing over the cheque to Karen Kingsnorth of the Gower Bird Hospital in our Charity Shop.