Animal Welfare Foundation

The charity led by the veterinary profession

Registered Charity Number: 287118

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Working to improve the lives of all animals through veterinary research and education, applying the knowledge, skill and compassion of vets in an effective way. 

Although many improvements in animal welfare have been made over the last few decades, the sheer enormity of animals within the UK and worldwide, means that serious animal welfare issues remain. The ethical and practical considerations facing society with intensive farming versus animal welfare, emerging diseases and increase in number and variety of pets; means we are still constantly reminded of the continued and urgent need for our work.  Examples of animal neglect, cruelty, avoidable illness and disease are all too visible, and the need to address these cannot be ignored.  

What is unique about the Animal Welfare Foundation?

We are the veterinary professionís own animal welfare charity, providing a unique approach to tackling difficult animal welfare issues and concerns, creating a platform of support and advice for vets and the public, and influencing future animal welfare policy. 

AWF is a small charity which is totally dependent on the generosity of people like you to enable this important work to continue.  Every donation counts however small, it really can make a difference.

Founded in 1983 - over thirty years of improving the welfare of animals by:  

  • funding research; 

  • supporting veterinary education; 

  • providing pet care advice; and

  • stimulating debate. 

We are proud of the positive and practical impact our charity has made on the health and welfare of large and small animals and we invite all those interested in improving animal welfare to support us.  Find out more about how your support can help us. 

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Animal Welfare Foundation 7 Mansfield Street

Phone: 020 7908 6375

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

December 2014 December 2013
Total Income £216,995 £112,057
Total Expenditure £284,812 £659,531

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