Book your free visit!

It is essential to book a ticket as visitor numbers are limited for the welfare of our animals, and to provide a better visitor experience.

The area around the lakes and the dog walk are currently closed due to the Project Terrapin construction.

Aviaries close at 2pm every day for the welfare of our birds.

Supporting Raystede by Donating Shares

Donating shares is a simple and tax-effective way of supporting Raystede

If you have shares which are uneconomical to sell, you may be able to help Raystede animals by donating them through ShareGift.

Often, smaller number of shares can be more hassle than they are worth. Selling them can cost as much as, or more than, the value of the shares themselves. There are also tax implications, as income from shares, no matter how small, must be declared.

Raystede have to raise £120 per day to feed the animals in our care, so even small amounts of shares can help to rehome more unwanted and abandoned pets.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can claim income tax relief on the value of most stocks and securities when you donate them to a charity. In addition, donating shares charitably gives rise to neither a gain nor a loss for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) purposes.

Who are ShareGift?

ShareGift is an independent UK registered charity (No. 1052686) which specialises in releasing the money locked up in small shareholdings. ShareGift works by collecting together small lots of shares until there are enough to sell and then donating the resulting proceeds to a wide range of charities.

To date ShareGift has donated over £42million to more than 3,300 charities. ShareGift make their grants based upon a variety of factors including the suggestions of their donors. You can help support Raystede by donating any small shareholdings you may have to ShareGift, and mentioning that you support us.

Animals in crisis - please donate to our urgent Christmas appeal!

When Layla arrived at Raystede we were astonished by her condition. This year we have had 1,076 requests to take in dogs, like Layla, who can no longer be cared for by their owners.

This is an animal welfare crisis.

Donate Shares