Tue 30th Aug 2022

FUNDRAISER - Stolen Van!

On Friday 12th August our Transit high-top long wheel base van (pictured), registration YM66 ZPP was stolen in Sudbury.


Despite the best efforts of the police and public, we are no closer to recovering it and thus have decided it is necessary to purchase a replacement to be able to continue our operations.

The donations collected by our van drivers help towards 50% OF OUR RUNNING COSTS as well as provide food and bedding for the animals, so it is vital we have a replacement as soon as possible.

Insurance will cover part of the cost, however we are asking for the kindness of our supporters to help raise the additional funds needed.

We have set up a GoFundMe page for anyone that would like to help:

We give our sincerest thanks to anyone that can help us in our time of need and massively appreciate your support.


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Thu 25th Aug 2022

Job Vacancy - Site Maintenance Operative

This is a permanent post (4 days a week, 8am-4pm) involving all aspects of site maintenance.

You will ideally have industry orientated qualifications such as PAT Testing, experience of repair and maintenance (inc gardening) is essential and you will hold a full UK driving licence.

A more detailed job description is available from the Home Facilities Manager on request.

Good communication abilities, both verbal and written, with good organisational and interpersonal skills are essential. You will be numerate, computer literate and a self-motivator with huge amounts of energy, commitment and enthusiasm.

Part-time hours: 28 per week

Salary: From £9.50 per hour


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness programmes

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Great Dunmow, CM7 4EQ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Maintenance: 1 year (preferred)

Application deadline: 23/09/2022

Applications (incl. a covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for this position together with your CV) must be received in writing or email by 23rd Sept 2022.

Please address to Karen Joyner at Danaher Animal Home, Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road, Wethersfield, Essex, CM7 4EQ 

[email protected]

01371 853072

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Thu 28th Jul 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce our Fun Day event this year has been cancelled.

After initially having to postpone the event due to the hot weather, despite our best efforts we have been unable to reschedule many of the planned activities and entertainment for later in the year and have thus taken the tough decision to cancel rather than postpone.

Our Grand Raffle which was due to be drawn at Fun Day will now take place instead on Friday 5th August.

We apologise for any disappointment or confusion caused and thank you for your understanding.

We are sure Fun Day will be back in 2023 and will be bigger and better than ever!

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Mon 25th Jul 2022

Online Bookseller Partnership Boosts Fundraising Opportunities

Danaher Animal Home at Wethersfield, near Braintree, has been chosen as a charity partner by online specialist bookseller We Buy Books.


The move is a big win for Danaher as it means anyone wanting to sell a book can now do so directly via the We Buy Books website, simply clicking a button to donate the money to the charity.


At the same time, unwanted books brought into its charity shops are scanned by Danaher staff and sold via the bookseller’s website.


Julia Askam, head of retail for Danaher Animal Home, explains: "Whether people choose to sell directly their books directly or bring them into one of our six shops, they can help raise funds for Danaher."


"With continually rising costs we are having to be more inventive in the way we raise funds and discovering that we could quadruple the amount of money raised by working with We Buy Books has been a real gamechanger."


As a regular seller with a high number of books, Julia now gains an extra percentage on each sale and is also allowed to sell multiple copies of the same book.


Usually Danaher’s shops sell books for around 50p a time but by sorting and scanning the book donations and working with We Buy Books, it is achieving an average of £2 per book and sometimes even more – raising nearly £7,000 to date.


Now an online donation button has been added to the We Buy Books website, it means that even without leaving home people can help the charity. All they have to do is scan, or manually enter, the book’s barcode or ISBN number for a valuation. Once accepted, a free postage label is provided.


Huw Evans from We Buy Books, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Danaher and help them raise money for animals in need. So many households have books that they no longer want, so this is an easy way to turn them into cash which they can then donate to Danaher at the touch of a button via our charity dropdown list.”


So far the money raised has been spent on kitting out the Home’s newly-built extra large kennels, making them as comfortable as possible for the increasing number of larger dogs now arriving.


Further funds will go towards new all-weather dog agility equipment and enrichment toys for the increasing number of cats arriving at the centre.


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Tue 12th Jul 2022

Snuffle Mats Now Available!

Handmade snuffle/foraging mats are now available to purchase from our pet supplies shop at the Danaher Animal Home and can also be bought through any of our charity shops by prior arrangement.

Foraging is a natural behaviour and fun for animals. It provides mental stimulation and slows down speedy eaters! Sniffing is rewarding, mentally tiring, and reduces stress and anxiety. Snuffle mats can be used to help calm, relax, distract animals, and as a boredom buster.

Snuffle mats are used within the centre by our dogs, cats, and small animals. They are popular with adopters and many of our rehomed animals have gone home with one.

The mats are machine washable at 30 degrees and come with an instruction leaflet.

Sizes are available for all noses and budgets!

Mini (6’x8’) - £6

Small (8’x12’) - £12

Medium (12’x12’) - £17

Large (12’x16’) - £22

Pop by our centre to purchase one for your furry friends today!

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