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About Wetnose Animal Aid

Welcome to Wetnose Animal Aid

Mission Statement

  • Our mission is to make a positive difference by helping vulnerable animals and reduce their suffering through raising funds to support those who provide for their care and welfare in rescue.


  • To raise funds through sponsorship, donations, events and social media
  • To raise awareness and effect change for all vulnerable animals in the UK and abroad
  • To distribute funds to support lesser known rescue centres and individuals who rescue and provide care for vulnerable animals
  • To meet these objectives “one paw, hoof and claw at a time”

Who are we:

  • A small, not-for-profit organisation staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers
  • We receive no government or other funding; our work is actioned purely through donations and support from the public

How you can help:

  • Donate to Wetnose Animal Aid through gifts or items for our shop in Beccles, Suffolk
  • Fundraise by arranging a sponsored event
  • Purchasing Wetnose Animal Aid promotional items from our online shop (Redbubble), our Wetnose noses and wristbands or sponsor an animal
  • Promoting Wetnose Animal Aid and our work.

What does Wetnose Animal Aid do?

WETNOSE ANIMAL AID was set up in the year 2000, with a group of volunteers as a non-profit Ltd Company and trade mark 3124133 by Andrea & Gavin Gamby-Boulger who have worked with horses and ran a boarding/dog rescue Centre for 13 years in Norfolk; they sold their kennels to set up Wetnose Animal Aid to help other Rescue Centres who need more support.

Many people never think of Animal Rescue Centres as we are so busy with our everyday lives, we forget what is around us, if we are lucky we have a park or an open space to go to into for our lunch hour, but many people and children forget that nature is all around us every minute of every day, from birds singing in the mornings or bees collecting honey from our flowers to bats flying overhead at night.

We do of course get a horrible reminder of our wildlife when we see a dead hedgehogs on our roads, which are now in decline, or a munkjack deer. The only time we think of dogs, cats or horses is when we want to own one, but what about the rest of the year? As the number of stray or abandoned dogs in the UK reaches over 110,000 a year which is unbelievable in itself that means that 21 dogs are put down every day!

There are many reasons why we need more animal rescue centres not less, these people have so many skills, good animal knowledge, understanding, dedication and passion for animals that have been dumped, badly treated, neglected or breed for money. Rescue Centres will look after them and try to find them a new loving home or release them back into the wild when they are better.

These people are our forgotten heroes and we should all do more to help, children, schools, local companies, local suppliers we can all help more. Remember its all animals from frogs, bees, hedgehogs, cats, dogs, ponies, horses, reptiles all animals in Rescue need our help today. This is why Wetnose raises funds to help those who need it most, our sick and neglected animals.

Wetnose will vet centres by Application Form and will visit some centres, funds are given out by buying equipment such as incubators, cages, heat pads, cattle feeders, rugs, items which are always needed and much appreciated, or by buying animal feed or pay a vets bill. So please support the cause that cares, helping one paw, hoof, claw at a time.

  • Wetnose Admin Manager Tina Smith at the Bat Hospital I-O-W
  • Wetnose PR Volunteer Tiffany Belle at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wetnose Founder Andrea Gamby-Boulger at Cat Chums in Norwich
  • Wetnose at REMUS HORSE
  • Wetnose Project Manager Nick King at Quarry Bridge Farm Rescue near Oxford
  • Wetnose at Hope Pastures - Equine Rescue, Leeds

Just some of the many quotes from the Rescue Centres Wetnose has visited and helped:

Remember we sometimes help these Centres again and again not just once.

Alexandra Bastedo from the Alexandra Bastedo Champions Animal Sanctuary in Sussex says “Thank you so much Wetnose for your kind donations and for coming to visit us on our Open Day”. RIP Alexandra wonderful lady.

Alternative Animal Sanctuary in Lincs:

Tamara Lloyd says “Thank You Wetnose for being so kind and helping with a donation, lovely to meet you and show you all the horses and other animals”.

Wagtails in Essex:

Corrin says “Thank you so much for helping Ruby with your donation”.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk:

Wendy Valentine says “Thank you Wetnose for your kind donation, it really helps us to continue with all out work, glad you enjoyed the visit”.

Jayne Shenton from German Shepherd Rescue:

“Thank you Wetnose for your help and £2,000 donation and also for taking on 2 of our GSD’s Tammy and Archie, donations mean we can carry on with our work”.

Mare & Foal Sanctuary in Devon:

Rosemary Kind says “Thank you for your £1,000 donation it really is lovely to receive this kind donation so we can help pay off some of our vets bill”.

Willows Animal Sanctuary in Scotland:

Kate Robinson says “Thank you Wetnose for your kind donation mean a lot especially to the animals”.

Pussy Cat Lodge in Essex:

"Thank you for your support and kindness this mean so much to all of us, especially the animals”.

Dartmoor Pony Rescue:

Natalie Torr says “Thank you Wetnose for your £1,000 donation this really will help us kick start our training workshop off”.

Animals in Need in Northampton:

Roy Marriott says “Thank you Andrea for all your help and support, your donation means a lot”.

Paws Animal Sanctuary in Sussex:

Stacey McSpirit says “Thank you Wetnose for all the good work you are doing helping animals, I’ve been doing this for over 30 years and it doesn’t get any easier, much appreciated”.

Friends of strays of Greece:

Lyn Purdon says “Thank you Andrea and Gavin from Wetnose your £1,500 donation will help many animals on the islands of Greece”.

Animal Kingdom in Philippines:

Charles Wartenburg says “Gavin your help and support during your visit and your generous £3,000 donation is just fantastic thank you from us all here in the Philippines, hope you enjoyed your trip”.

Safe Haven for Donkeys in West Sussex:

Lucy says “Thank you Wetnose for your generous donation of £2,000, much appreciated and will help our donkeys”.

Greek Animal Rescue in London:

Vesna says “Wetnose you’re wonderful people thank you for helping Greek animals”.

International Aid for Korea Animals:

Yoon Kerr says “Thank you for your generous and very special donation of £2,000”.

Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand:

John Dalley says” Hello Gavin and thank you for your donation of £1,000 this is wonderful news”.

Ace Animal Care in Egypt:

Julie Wartenburg (Founder) says “Gavin your donation for £2,000 is just wonderful thank you for your support, lovely to meet you both”.

Animals Algarve in Portugal:

Vickee Taylor says “Wetnose thank you so much for your £500 donation, much appreciated”.

Wetnose message on Twitter:

Vickee Taylor from Algarve Cat Rescue Portugal says “Wow the cat play station is wonderful thank you Wetnose just what they need to play on”.

Hugletts Wood Farm:

Wenda Shehata says “The Cattle Feed is perfect for the cows thank you Wetnose”.

Pro-Animals in Tg-Jiu, Gorj, Romania:

Patricia says “Thank you so much for all the boxes of goodies sent to us and for all the money donations, all the animals need your support”

Heronfield Animal Centre in Knowle, Solihull:

Mitch Withey says “Buying animal food for us really helps keep our bills down, any help is most welcome thanks Wetnose”.

The Algernon Trust in Whittlebury:

Jane says “Thank you for paying £200 off our vets bill, great to know Wetnose is able to help when needed”.

Cavyrescue in Rochester Kent:

Stella Hulott says “A big thank you for giving us £250 for our vets bills, it really helps us re-home rats and other small animals”.

Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre:

Juliette Cuncliffe says “At last a moment to officially thank you for your very kind donation of £200, there are many animals here in Nepal that need so much, this will help with our spaying programme”.

Rescue Remedies in Essex:

Sharon Reynolds says “Thank you for the £200 towards our vet’s bill, we always try and help Staffies so our bills are high but from Lynn De Costa and myself thanks for your support”.

Walk with donkeys in Crete:

Suzanne Barbour says “Thank you Wetnose for your paypal donations it’s not easy getting donations over here, hay over here is now is getting so expensive so every donation counts”.

Animal Ark Rabbit & Guinea Pig Centre in Inverness:

Susan Grant says “Paying off our vet’s bills means so much as I can now pay for a new rabbit hutch and run thank you Wetnose”.

Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Rescue:

Geoff says “Thank you so much Wetnose, lovely to see you and help with your film, your £300 is towards our new hospital we need”

Mill House Animal Sanctuary:

Chris Hart says “Thank you so much for your generous donation of £300, we have been here over 25 years and hope to continue with our rescue work. Our founding sisters join me in sending you our heartfelt thanks”.

Remus Horse Memorial Sanctuary:

Sue Burton Said “Thank you so much for the £500 donation towards our field shelter, this will really help this Winter after the other one was blown down”.

Quarry Bridge Farm:

Suzie Ritchie says “Thank you Wetnose so much for the hen houses and feed for our ex-battery hens, they will be very happy hens now”.

Hope Horse Rescue in Leeds:

“So grateful for your kind donation, this really will help us, thank you”.

Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Norfolk:

John says” Thank you so much Wetnose this will help us build our new shelter we badly need”.

Hallswood Animal Sanctuary:

Liz says “Thank you so much for the hay and cat food, so lovely to get help from people that really care”.

PACT in Norfolk:

George says” Thank you Wetnose this will go towards our field shelter we desperately need”.

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