Support Brysons Animal Shelter

Brysons has been established for over 70 years and we certainly hope to be around for many years to come. Sadly, this won’t happen without your support. We receive no government or council funding, so your support is essential for our survival.

We Need Your Support

As a small charity we do rely on goodwill and we are very grateful for all donations, whether they are financial, a donation of goods or of your precious time.

Over the years we actively encouraged volunteers to join us and help us to give our animals the very best quality of life in the time they are with us. We fully appreciate that people have very busy lives, so we just ask that you join us when you can, you do not have to commit to a set pattern.

You can join us to dog walk or spend time with our lovely cats, so long as you are a minimum of 18 years old for our insurance purposes.

You can join our fund-raising team and help us make our events as successful as possible. You can organise a fund- raising event for us or arrange a collection of goods between family and friends.

Woking together can make a real difference!

Shepherd type dog chewing on a toy

Donating Other Things

There are so many things needed to keep the Shelter running and items that many people don’t think about.

We are constantly cleaning to keep our animals accommodation fresh and comfortable for them, so we use lots of pet friendly disinfectant, washing up liquid, soap powder and bin bags.

Each year we hold regular fund-raising events at the Shelter as well as attending Dog Shows and Fayres, this means that we need  items to be used in tombolas and raffles. If you receive any gifts that you don’t require, we would certainly use and appreciate them and they will make a difference.

We can also accept good quality second-hand goods that could be sold at our monthly sales. Someone else may be delighted with an item that is no longer of any use to you.

Things We Can Accept

Dog & Cat Goods

Dog & Cat Food (Although it is always worth checking what is needed at any specific time)

Collars & Strong Leaders

Cat Litter


Fleece Blankets For Bedding (We are unable to accept pillows and duvets)

Horse Goods

Horse Feed (Always Needed)

Happy Hoof

Dengie Lite


Carrots & Apples

Small Animal Goods

Rabbit and Guinea Pig Food (Please do check what is needed at any given time)


Bid In An Auction

We are regularly donated unwanted items by our loyal supporters. We have set up an Ebay auction where you can get yourself a great bargain and support the Shelter, a win win situation. Like all auctions, the person that bids the most will receive the item they want.

If you are new to Ebay, check out their help pages first, get registered and start bidding. It’s as easy as that!

This is a great way to support the Shelter from the comfort of your home and yet still make a difference for our animals.

Want to volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering at Brysons Animal Shelter, please fill out the form below, send us an email to [email protected] or call us on 0191 487 5858.