Wed 27th Sep 2023

Xmas Raffle 2023


Get into the festive spirit and make a difference this Christmas season by purchasing raffle tickets for our Xmas Raffle! Your support will go a long way in helping the animals in our care at Danaher Animal Home. We're excited to offer you a chance to win fantastic prizes while contributing to a great cause.

The star prize for our Xmas Raffle is a generous £100 that could brighten up your holiday season. But that's not all! We have a dazzling array of smaller prizes waiting to be won, including an alpaca experience that promises unforgettable moments, an overnight stay at The Stable Yard and Silos at Iron Pear Tree Farm for a delightful countryside getaway, signed Arsenal FC merchandise for the football enthusiasts, meal vouchers, and numerous other exciting surprises pictured below!

Tickets are only £1 each, or you can maximize your chances by grabbing 6 tickets for just £5. Tickets are available now and will be sold until the raffle draw on Tuesday 12th December. You can conveniently purchase them via our website, our animal home in Wethersfield, or any of our charity shops in Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford, Great Dunmow, or Sudbury. For those who prefer to buy over the phone, simply call 0300 111 4321 to secure your chance at winning these incredible prizes. Winners will be able to choose any of the remaining prizes!

By buying raffle tickets, not only do you have a chance to win big this Christmas, but you also become a part of our mission to provide care and support to animals in need. Every ticket sold brings us one step closer to making a meaningful impact on the lives of these animals. So, don't miss out on this opportunity to make a positive difference in our community this holiday season. Purchase your tickets today and help us spread warmth, joy, and hope to animals at Danaher Animal Home. Thank you for your support, and may your generosity be rewarded with festive cheer!

We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous individuals and businesses who have donated these wonderful prizes for our Xmas Raffle.

Please note - large and fragile prizes must be picked up from our rescue centre or one of our charity shops. Postage can be paid for smaller items to be posted. Vouchers can be posted free of charge.

Full list of prizes

£100 cash

Single night stay for 2

All things alpaca experience

Signed Arsenal FC merchandise

The George Inn meal voucher

Help with Hounds gift voucher

Distillery tour & tasting

Ronnie Buckingham signed book

Brian Poole signed items

Garden centre voucher

1 hour riding hack

Lavender Farm gift voucher

First aid class

Dog hamper

Smalls hamper

Spiced rum


Candle set

Jigsaw puzzle

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Fri 15th Sep 2023

Open Day 2023

We're thrilled to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who joined us for our much-anticipated Open Day event at Danaher Animal Home on Sunday 3rd September 2023. It was a day filled with joy, furry friends, and unwavering support for animal welfare. Let's take a moment to relive the highlights of this special day!

One of the star attractions of our Open Day was the enchanting dog shows. These talented canines left us all spellbound with their skills and charm. From the "Waggiest Tail" to "Best Rescue," our furry participants competed for various titles and stole our hearts.

Our diverse array of stalls had something for everyone. Whether you were looking for unique goodies or information about adopting a furry family member, our stalls had it all. Our dedicated staff were on hand to answer questions and guide those interested in giving a loving home to an animal in need. Your curiosity and engagement in our mission were truly heart-warming.

We're delighted to announce that our Open Day wasn't just a day of fun; it was a day with a purpose. Thanks to your generous contributions, we raised an incredible £8000! These funds will be used to help countless animals in need, providing them with the care, love, and support they deserve. Your participation made a tangible difference, and we can't thank you enough for your generosity.

Our Open Day was a resounding success, thanks to your enthusiastic participation. Your presence and support remind us of the love, companionship, and joy that animals bring into our lives. We are immensely grateful for your commitment to our cause and your dedication to making this event a tremendous success.

As we bid adieu to this wonderful day, we eagerly look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Together, we can continue making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. Thank you for being a part of our community and for celebrating with us on this memorable day.

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Fri 14th Jul 2023

2024 Calendar Competition

Unleash the star power of your rescue pet in our Rescue Pet Photographic Competition! Your beloved companion has the chance to shine on the front cover of the prestigious 2024 Danaher Animal Home Calendar. Not only that, but the winner will receive a voucher, valued at £160, for a Pet Portrait at Barrett & Coe’s Studio.

We're seeking high-resolution photographs of rescue pets adopted from any rescue organisation. Let their natural beauty and charm take centre stage - no dressing up please. Submit your entries by Sunday 30th July 2023, the winner will be announced a couple of short weeks after.

Please email your captivating photos to [email protected], including your name, the name of your rescue pet(s) featured in the photo, and a brief paragraph about their inspiring story. By entering your photograph, you agree to allow us to share it on social media, websites, press, and other media platforms.

This is your chance to celebrate the resilience and love of rescue pets everywhere. Join the Rescue Pet Photographic Competition today and let your furry friend's star shine bright!

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Fri 26th May 2023

Danaher Reopens it's Doors to the Public!

Danaher Animal Home is delighted to announce that we will be trialling the reopening of our doors to the public, commencing this THURSDAY 1st JUNE.

After careful consideration and thoughtful deliberation, we have concluded that although the closure has created a calmer and more serene environment for our animals during the COVID pandemic, it is imperative that we provide them with every available opportunity to find their forever homes as swiftly as possible.

Our opening hours will be from 11am to 3pm, with the exception of Wednesdays when we will remain closed. It is no longer necessary to book an appointment; however, we kindly require that you complete an Animal Interest Form online before your visit. We eagerly anticipate the pleasure of seeing you all once again!

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Mon 27th Feb 2023

Pets Abandoned Due to Cost of Living Crisis

In recent months we have seen a large increase in the amount of abandoned animals ending up in our care due to the cost of living crisis, with owners being unable to afford to keep their pets.

Our General Manager, Sam Garvey, discusses the impact this is having with reporters from The Times. Watch the full video here:

The increase in animals, often with medical problems due to owners not being able to afford vet fees, puts extra strain on our limited resources. Please consider making a donation today to enable us to help more of the growing number of animals who have been left to fend for themselves.

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