National Equine (and Smaller Animals) Defence League

Helping animals for over 100 years

Registered Charity Number: 280700
Carlisle, Cumbria

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The National Equine Defence League was founded in 1909 by Francis Cox, to campaign for the welfare of pit ponies and other working horses. 100 years later, the League works to protect all kinds of animals through its Animals' Refuge near Carlisle.

The Refuge provides a home to many horses and cattle, and provides a temporary haven for abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats awaiting new homes through our Adoption Programme.

In 2012, over 600 animals found new families through this scheme, while a further 281 lost dogs and cats were reunited with their owners.  We rely entirely on people's generosity for financial support to maintain this vital work and all donations are greatly appreciated.


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National Equine (and Smaller Animals) Defence League The Animals' Refuge
Oak Tree Farm
Wetheral Shields


Phone: 01228 560082
Fax: 01228 560985

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December 2015 December 2014
Total Income £507,708 £440,142
Total Expenditure £992,372 £915,005

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