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 rodents.
- We also have a foster network that can take in puppies.
- 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.
- We also take in injured or distressed small wild animals, like hedgehogs, who need a little help getting back on their feet.