ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE
Reg Charity No. 278696. Tel 01404 815487
Chineway Road, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1PL
ARC Animal Rescue celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. Originally started by Mrs Shrimpton and Miss Topsy Hindley, the official title is "Sidmouth Animal Welfare and Animal Rescue Circle". Another local charity known as Leap, "The League for the Encouragement of Animal Protection" was incorporated into ARC when its founder member died and ARC inherited the responsibility for their remaining animals and their funds.
Our purpose is to provide rescue, relief and re-homing for lost, unwanted and abandoned domestic animals in the area. Some 40 years later Miss Hindley remains one of the charity's trustees and continues to be a driving force behind ARC and an inspiration to all.
Much, however, has changed since those early days. The growth of local towns and the pressures of modern living have all played a part in ensuring that ARC is as busy now as it ever was. ARC has forged links with other organisations on a local and national level and is often called upon to help other charities re-home domestic animals which might otherwise be destroyed.