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Plans for the future – Can you help?

Bentham and District Pet Rescue is seeking new trustees to help      secure an exciting new future for the organisation.

Founded over twenty-two years ago, the charity is looking to continue its vital work in the long term as current members retire and our organisation faces changes to the way it operates.

We are seeking interest from potential trustees with relevant skills and experience, particularly in the fields of securing funding, charity finances and project management to drive forward plans for the future and be instrumental in realising the development of a new facility in the locality. 

Candidates must be highly committed to animal welfare.

In addition, the charity is searching for land in the area on which to construct a new building to house the cats that come into our care (with associated visitor parking). We are keen to discuss terms with the owners of any site (comprising approximately 0.5 ha) in North Craven that may have potential for the development we envisage.

For more information please contact us through this website, via      Facebook or phone 0775 112 5068 to discuss our requirements.

Who’s won the 21st Annual Quiz?

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the infamous                Bentham & District Pet Rescue Quiz.

First prize: Alison Ratcliffe of Ingleton; 2nd prize: Pamela Davies of Burnley; 3rd prize: Shirley Brown of High Bentham and 3 lucky prize draws (all with correct answers):  Carole Capstick of Ingleton, Liz Hornby of Horton in Ribblesdale & Susie Holden of Settle.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Please contact us if you would like a copy of the answers!


This quiz, like the previous 20, was set by Peter Marshall.  Sadly     Peter died in April this year, aged 85.  His will be a very hard act to follow but we hope to have a similar quiz for you in 2020, set by      another supporter of Bentham & District Pet Rescue.

Celebrating 21 years of rescues!

Set up by Val Marshall in 1997 to help pets and people in North             Craven, the work of Bentham & District Pet Rescue is as important now as it was then.

To celebrate, past and present supporters gathered at Bentham Golf Club recently to enjoy afternoon tea. Chairman Rob Bullock spoke about the hundreds of animals that have been cared for during the last two decades and found new homes.  He also recognised that volunteers have made a valuable contribution over the years and continue to raise much needed funds to enable the charity’s work to continue.


A presentation was made to founder and Honorary President, Val Marshall, pictured here with her husband, Peter, a former Treasurer of the organisation.


Also, the award for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ was presented to Louise Pauley (pictured with Rob Bullock). This is a new trophy, made by Stonegate Glass of Ingleton, to commemorate dedicated volunteer Marion Casey of Settle who died suddenly last year.

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