The BARKS story

In 1986, a group of like-minded folks banded together with the mission to help animals in the Banbury area in sore need of a second chance at life and love. So Banbury Animal Rescue and Kindness Service (BARKS) was born and registered as a charity in 1997, operating across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

Our mission is straightforward. It’s our bedrock and it’s incredibly rewarding:

  • We rescue stray or unwanted cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs and small furries.
  • We have suspended puppy fostering and rehoming due to lack of funding
  • We give them whatever medical care they need to be rehabilitated and re-homed.
  • We find loving homes where they can have a second chance at a full and happy life.
  • We follow a ‘no euthanasia policy’. Senior and disabled animals are lovingly cared for and we only ever contemplate euthanasia on veterinary advice, as a last resort.
  • Senior, disabled or sickly animals that have little chance of finding a new adoptive home are fostered out on a permanent basis, gaining forever homes under Barks care
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