St Giles Bike Ride 2024

GET ON YOUR BIKE! and join us Sunday 23rd June for our fundraising Bike ride!

🚴‍♀️ Family Fun Ride – 8 miles: This shorter fun ride is ideal for a range of abilities. This route takes you through Stoke St Gregory, towards Burrowbridge. This picturesque ride is particularly rural and takes you along the beautiful river banks.

🚴‍♀️ Longer Ride – 30 miles: This route starts in Stoke St Gregory and then takes you out towards Langport, through Muchelney, towards South Petherton and the final leg brings you back into North Curry past St Giles Animal Centre.

To find out more follow the link to our website:

Fun and Events – St Giles Animal Welfare


Such a sweet boy who is looking for his forever home. His confidence is growing daily and, as you can see, he now loves having cuddles from all the staff here.

Zeus’s day out!

Zeus had a picnic in North Curry with one of our volunteers and managed to dodge the raindrops. He must be blessed with weather powers. Zeus loves his time away from the kennels, mixing with staff and volunteers and can hardly contain his excitement. He’d be happy living in a one up and one down, bit like his ears really.


Our beautiful Maddie is looking for another Foster placement on a long term basis. She can not live with other dogs as she is reactive so is looking to be the only dog in the home, Very sweet girl with lots of love to give. She can be left for up to 4 hours a day. Maddie really needs an urgent foster home, if you can help – please fill in our foster form or email


To help us continue our much needed work rescuing and re-homing the county’s unwanted pets, we are in desperate need of tombola and raffle prizes to help boost our funds.

Bottles, tins, cosmetics, toiletries, pet toys, new soft toys – in fact any brand new/as new items that we can put a ticket on will make all the difference to our animals!

If you have anything you would like to donate to us please drop off at the kennels or, if local, our Volunteers are very happy to come and collect.

Thank you x 😍🐶

Its’s Adopt a Greyhound Month!

Candy, pictured left and Mable, pictured right are still waiting for their forever homes. They have been in separate foster homes for a while now and both doing very well.

If you are interested in applying, please head to our website to fill in an online application form ❤️

Hope’s Photoshoot

We had a lovely visit from our new friends at Viking Photography. They spent Saturday morning with beautiful Hope and gave her the star treatment of her very own photoshoot! She loved every minute of it! This is what they said about Hope: ‘my lord if it wasn’t for us having two house rabbits, we would snap her up in a heartbeat she is such a lovely doggo!’

Thanks to Reagan & Josh for their time and we hope to see them back very soon! ❤🐾


Ernie is clearly enjoying his foster home and getting some much needed respite from the kennels 🐾❤ Update from the fosterers below

“He’s settled perfectly into living in a house, happy doing his business outside, napping when we’re on work calls and coming to cuddle. He absolutely LOVES puddles and his harness now lives above the radiator to dry after muddy walkies. He’ll come and visit you throughout the day for attention when he wants it, sitting and doing paw and lie down for treats and waiting nicely for his dinner until you say ok. He loves people and has met a few on lead dogs very nicely.”

Exciting news for Ashton


We have recently been informed after an assessment from a private contact who Jack Linnell, the Centre Director had been in contact with, that Ashton is not deemed as an XL Bully breed type and we couldn’t be any happier for this beautiful boy. We are awaiting further assessments and confirmation regarding Hope and we will keep you updated once we find out more on Hope.

We are now exploring our foster carers for an urgent foster home for this gorgeous chap but if you feel you could offer him a suitable adoptive of foster home, please do head to our website where he will appear on there tomorrow for more information. He does have separation anxiety and will need someone who is home to be able to tend to his needs and help him with this.

We would like to thank everyone for their help and support during Ashton’s time of need. He has even been for a photoshoot today which we will update you all on more soon. #storyofAshton❤

Home Required for Salem


Salem has now been in search of his forever home for 382 days and we are desperate to get him in to his forever home.

Salem arrived in January 2023 from a local vets when he was taken to them as a stray and was in poor condition. Salem required Entropion surgery and it was undertaken at the vets he was taken to. Salem then came to St Giles Animal Centre to look for his forever home but is sadly, still waiting. 😔

Salem was then required to have Entropion surgery again as the first procedure wasn’t successful. It was a stressful time for this senior chap but it was completed with our vets and his eyes improved. He has not had surgery since.

Salem was very stressed in the cattery so we found him a lovely foster home in April. He has made wonderful progress but is a very independent cat and would just like a space in someone’s home to reside in.

If you have no other animals and feel you can offer Salem his forever home, please head to our website and fill in an online application form. Salem says, THANK YOU

Please note, the Welfare Office Team are extremely busy at the moment and will not be able to get back to everyone. 🐾❤

Knitting & Crochet Session

We will be holding another Knitting / Crochet session and would love for you to join us!

Sunday 19th May

Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall

10am – 12pm

Tea / Coffee and biscuits and great company provided

£5 per person for anyone who is wanting to learn.

Payment link can be found on our website –…/fun-and-events/

We are also looking for volunteers again to help with teaching / aiding the newbies!

Please email – if you can help us.

Please Vote!

My Giving Circle Voting is underway and we need your support to reach the top 10 to be in with a chance of winning a share of £13,000.

Voting is FREE and takes a few minutes to do. You can vote for free every week so pop a reminder in your calendar and GET VOTING! 🤞

Kai and his trip to the vets

Kai has been to Cave Veterinary Specialists Referrals today for a neurology consultation Cave where lovely and Tom who loved Kai helped give us some information on his condition. When Kai arrived at the Centre he was very wobbly with a strange gait, scuff marks on his pads and muscle weakness. After his consultation today Tom has helped us to understand what Kai’s condition could be. The potential causes of Kai’s clinical condition include congenital malformations such as a Spinal Arachnoid Diverticulum (SAD) a fluid sack that presses on the spinal cord, or some form of Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (CSM – ‘Wobbler Syndrome’) a congenital spinal disorder where the bones can press on the spinal cord. Both conditions are located in the neck (cervical region) affecting the spinal cord, therefore affecting Kai’s mobility. To 100% confirm this he would need an MRI scan, this is something we can’t afford at present and feel that the money is best spent on rehabilitation. Kai is very friendly boy who is super social with dogs and people, he is not coping in kennels and with his condition we are desperate to find him a foster placement as soon as possible. The condition Kai has will mean potentially his life could be shortened, but we will do everything in our power to given him the best quality. If you think you could help Kai please contact via email

Beautiful Kai

Kai is a gorgeous young boy who has unfortunately made his way to us as a stray now in search of his forever loving home.

Kai has recently had a neuro assessment and x-rays as this beautiful boy came into us lame and a little wobbly.

Give Kai some love ❤He is just so friendly and deserves a family. 🐾

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Buy A Virtual Gift!

What is the perfect Christmas gift? 🎁 We say a Virtual one!

Buy a virtual gift today and your donation could:

🐾Feed an animal

🐾Purchase toys

🐾Pay for treatment & care for our animals

PLUS, you receive a gift certificate to download and keep or send to a loved one. What better way to help the animals in our care this Christmas. ❤🐾…/virtual-gifts/

We Welcome a new Sponsor!

We are thrilled to announce that Mill Meadow Eco-Homes have very kindly become a sponsor of St Giles Animal Welfare. A family run business in Kingston St Mary, Taunton. They have kindly sponsored one of our kennels along with providing some great advice for us to become more sustainable. We are so grateful for your support and look forward to working with you further. ❤

Buy a Christmas Dinner Appeal

Give our animals the perfect gift this festive season! For £5, your donation will give a dog or cat the perfect Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Buy a Christmas dinner HERE

St Giles Pet Food Bank – Launched

We want to give back and support our local community as much as we can. We have joined together with some of our amazing suppliers to bring a local Food bank opportunity to the local area. If you are struggling to feed your dogs or cats at present, we may be able to help!

Follow the link below, answer the questions so we can assist further.

More information on our food bank can be found on our website.

Our Pet Food Bank – St Giles Animal Welfare

(This campaign is separate from any donations given to our rescue animals.)

#HeatAKennel #HeatAPen

We need your help!

It costs around £10 to heat one of our kennels or cat pens for 1 month. We have set up a donation link below and are asking our loyal supporters to donate as much as you can so we can keep the animals warm and safe this winter.

With the worry of the current climate and costs of electricity, we are already seeing the effects of more animals needing our help and we face a very hard financial winter. Your donation of £1, £3 or whatever you can spare would go a long way to securing our future.

How to Donate


Click HERE and enter the amount you wish to give.

Via text:

To donate £1, text DDHD012 to 70201

To donate £3, text DDHD012 to 70331

To donate £5, text DDHD012 to 70970

To donate £10, text DDHD012 to 70191…

Every donation is gratefully received.