Charity shop to open again

The Charity shop will re-open again on the 12th of April and we are having a clothes sale with everything priced at £1  until the 1st of May make sure you don't miss a bargain

Corona Virus and Lockdown and Adoptions latest news

We are happy to announce that our kennels are now open again for limited access keeping in mind the governments social distancing rules and guidelines

Cats... Liz  01767681157

Small Mammals ... Zoe  01234342150

Lost & Found ... Linda  01234 822877


Covid 9 News and our shop in Biggleswade

Our shop in Biggleswade is now open again Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm

The Small Mammals team still require donations of newspapers to continue their work. So if you have any newspaper donations could we please request that these are left in the porch at 3 Troon Close in Bedford MK41 8AY for onward distribution to our foster homes.

Charity Cycle ride Caen to Cherbourg ( Total 375 miles )

The Route
The road ahead
home at last a job well done

On the 7th July 2019 Mark & Paul embarked on a fantastic cycling challenge – all in aid of the Re-homing Animal Telephone Service!

Having started in 1986, the Hayling Charity Cycle Ride is now in its 34th year and this year’s challenge is a 375 mile long cycle from Ouistreham to Cherbourg. To date the Hayling Charity Cycle Ride has raised over £1.5million for local and national charities, and attracts riders from 15 different countries. For more information on the Hayling Charity Cycle Ride please visit the website at:

This years route is as follows:

Day 1 – Caen to Evreux (Distance: 89 miles, Climb: 5,000 feet)

Day 2 – Evreus to Chartres (Distance: 65 miles, Climb: 2,100 feet)

Day 3 – Chatres to Lisieux (Distance: 85 miles, Climb: 2,500 feet)

Day 4 – Lisieux to Bayeux (Distance: 67 miles, Climb: 2,600 feet)

Day 5 – Bayeux to Cherbourg (Distance: 67 miles, Climb: 2,500 feet)

We are completing this challenge to benefit an Animal Charity which is local to us - the Re-homing Animal Telephone Service - who rehome Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs into safe, loving homes. If you would like to donate towards the event please click HERE

Many thanks to Mark & Paul from all the people and animals at RATS

Gt Amwell Woman's Club donation of £600

cheque hand over

Following a quiz night on behalf of Rats we have received a cheque from the Gt Amwell Woman's club for £600 what a fantastic result and many thanks to all the ladies who took part

Donating your old £1 coins

Have you found some old £1 coins?   If so, RATS Charity would love for you to donate them to us to help support the dogs, cats and small mammals in our care. If you have any that you would like to donate please bring them along to our Biggleswade shop, were they will gratefully received it is located at 15b Hitchen St , Biggleswade, SG188AX which is open most days 10.00am till 4.00pm ( unfortunately they cannot be accepted for purchases in the shop ) many thanks for any support

Warning for Rabbit owners about the new form of Viral Haemorrhagic Disease

We would like to warn everybody about the dangers of the new and more virulent form of Viral Haemorrhagic Disease,  RHD, rabbits can die in hours from this blood disease, there is a new vaccine for it that can be given in addition to the combined Myxomatosis/VHD vaccine, our small mammals vet has stressed how important this vaccine is for all rabbits.


Lack of rabbit foster homes

"Due to lack of rabbit foster homes, the charity will not taking in any more rabbits for the foreseeable future and will not be holding a waiting list.   Should anyone in the Bedford area be interested in fostering rabbits, then please contact the helpline.  Guinea pigs, gerbils and hamster will continue to be rehomed as before."

Thank you Wormly St Laurence lodge 9621

We would  like to thank The Wormley St Lawrence Lodge 9621 in Hertfordshire for their kind donation of £300 to Rats, the money will all go to the animals in our care many thanks to all who contributed. 

Olivia's sponsored dog walk

Olivia Whitaker recently held a sponsored dog walk for RATS in and around Tewin, many thanks Olivia and all who turned up for your grateful donation of £340, Olivia runs her own dog walking business you can get more information HERE again many thanks Olivia for all your help.