Animal Lifeline Wales

We are a small local charity based in Carmarthenshire that aims to provide support for the pets of the elderly, the vulnerable and those living alone, at a time of crisis. Examples of the way we can help are by providing help with fostering (both short and medium term), support for vulnerable pet owners, careful and loving rehoming after the decease of a pet owner, help with exercising and pet care, and most importantly a friendly, listening ear.

We Provide the Following Support

Our aims are to support local and regional animal welfare initiatives and organisations, to help lost, stray, or injured pets and animals, and to offer support and advice to less well off or elderly local pet owners.

Please contact us, details at the bottom of the page, if:

  • You know someone who needs help with their pet
  • You would like to be a foster carer for a pet
  • You can volunteer in our shop
  • You can spare some time volunteering for the Charity

You can read about some of work in a Greyhound's Tale and our donation to Gower Bird Hospital both of which were funded through our Charity Shop.

Our Charity Shop

Animal Lifeline Wales Shop FrontPlease support our Charity Shop in Burry Port, we are next door to the vets on Station Road.

The address of our shop is:

38 Station Road, Burry Port, SA16 0LP

Our shop opening hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 10am to 4pm

Tuesday and Saturday - 9am to 1pm

We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.


Clothes, books, china, glass, bric-a-brac and household textiles always needed. We give treats to visiting dogs and our shop is also the information hub for our charity and we are a very friendly group. Come in to say hello and find out more about our work and what’s new.

Gower Bird Hospital

Animal Lifeline Wales donated £1,060 to the Gower Bird Hospital in May 2016 towards the refurbishment of their CCTV system for monitoring injured and sick birds and other animals.

gower bird hospital donationGower Bird Hospital, based in Pennard, was founded in 1996 to care for sick and injured birds but now has a wider remit as a wildlife rehabilitation centre. They have treated over 25,000 injured birds and animals such as hedgehogs and bats in the last twenty years. They pioneered the use of CCTV to monitor sick birds, thus reducing stress by observing their patients without constantly disturbing them. Their present CCTV system is over fifteen years old and requires refurbishing and this donation will allow them to carry out this vital work.

The photo shows Dr Iain Ferris, Trustee and Vice Chair of ALW, handing over the cheque to Karen Kingsnorth of the Gower Bird Hospital in our Charity Shop.