Calendar of Events

Sadly we still do not know when we will be able to restart our Open Days safely, but we will put details on this page as soon as we can. Meanwhile, keep safe and we hope to see you all again soon.

CHRISTMAS DINNER APPEAL

As usual at this time of year, we have launched our annual Christmas Dinner appeal and you can download a form to print by clicking on the button below. If you prefer, you can pay by clicking HERE and using our Donate button – please be sure to say it is for the Christmas Dinner Appeal. We do hope that as many people as possible will support the appeal.. our  cats and dogs will be very grateful….and so will we….especially this year!!

Download Form

WE’RE OUT AND ABOUT!…..PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CHRISTMAS STALLS IN ASHBOURNE

We will be having stalls in Ashbourne selling our fantastic range of Christmas Cards and The Ark 2022 Calendar throughout October and November (weather permitting). We are outside the old Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop (near the Co-op) in Horse and Jockey Yard from 10 a,m. – 2 p.m. on:

  • Saturday 9th October
  • Thursday 14th October
  • Saturday 23rd October
  • Saturday 30th October
  • Saturday 6th November
  • Saturday 13th November
  • Thursday 18th November
  • Saturday 27th November

Money raised through the Christmas stalls will help run The Ark  over the winter months so do please support them if you can.

ASHBOURNE ANIMAL WELFARE DOG SHOW AT DOGS UNLEASHED UTTOXETER RACECOURSE, 11th & 12th SEPTEMBER 

A very big THANK YOU to everybody who supported our Dog Show and stall at Dogs Unleashed in Uttoxeter. It was a really good weekend and it was great to be out and about again at last!

WE CAN’T KEEP QUIET ABOUT THIS!!

Ten year old Isobel has done a Sponsored Silence to help all the cats and dogs at The Ark. Our cats and dogs are very impressed with this as they know they couldn’t have managed it!! A huge THANK YOU to her for raising an amazing £216.25!!

THE CATS AND DOGS AT THE ARK WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO SUPPORTED OUR “LONELY HEARTS” EVENT AND THEY HOPE THAT YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL VALENTINE’S DAY!

ASHBOURNE ANIMAL WELFARE  PET PHOTO COMPETITION

We are delighted to say that our Pet Photo Competition proved very popular and raised an amazing £730 for our funds. A very big THANK YOU to everyone who entered and supported the event. These are the winners in each category:

Cat : Benjamin playing Bam Boo and  Winnie & Norman   (joint winners)
Dog : Fergal out for a stroll
Feathered Friend : Ginger
Horse and Donkey : Beauty
Small Animal : Doris the Dumbo rat
Best of the Rest : Rocky & Baa
Best Overall PictureMissy, Honey & Rupert at Malham Cove and Bunty (joint winners)

Benjamin playing Bam Boo

Ginger

Beauty

Missy, Honey & Rupert at Malham Cove

Winnie & Norman

Doris the Dumbo Rat

Bunty

Fergal out for a Stroll

Rocky  & Baa