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Animal Care Trust is a UK-registered charity transforming the lives of suffering animals in northern Taiwan. We care for cats with FIV, nasty injuries, or just in need of a quiet, safe place to give birth. Two of our cats came in paralyzed to save them from euthanasia—both are enjoying walking again. We rescue wildlife in need of emergency treatment and always aim to release as soon as the animal has recovered. We provide lifelong sanctuary to any animal that cannot be released or rehomed. We work hard to place cat and dogs in caring homes but always take an animal back should things not work out—even years later.

But the bulk of our work is unique in the world of animal welfare: most of our time is spent rescuing dogs and other animals who have fallen victim to the thousands of

poachers’ steel leg-hold traps and wire snares that plague the otherwise beautiful Taiwan countryside. Most will lose a limb to these cruel, indiscriminate devices. Some lose two paws or even more. We perform a 24/7 round-the-clock rescue service, which often involves going into snake- and snare-infested jungle in the middle of the night to carry out a maimed and very uncooperative dog. And we work with government animal protection to bring poachers to justice.

We do all of this with no government financial assistance—it’s all thanks to gifts from kind donors like you who believe in transforming the lives of suffering animals. Please consider donating today so that our vital animal work can continue.

Tiny the RSPCA Ruff's Inaugural Champ!

Tiny the rottweiler with no fur, sick, and depressed in a cage THEN

Tiny the Rottweiler was languishing in a government kill pound. He was very thin, sick, and depressed. His body was riddled with mange and sores and was almost furless. We were told he was big and aggressive and facing euthanasia. So we busted him out, got him the meds he needed, and got him on a raw diet with lots of fresh air, walks, and love thrown in. Tiny loved his new life, and his health dramatically improved in no time at all. He almost doubled in weight, and his fur grew back beautifully. And he SMILED!


Tiny’s transformation was so incredible that we entered him into the RSPCA’s brand-new ‘dog show’, Ruffs, where winners are chosen not on looks but on their welfare and happiness. Tiny not only won the Best Transformation category by a landslide (180,000 votes) but also went on to be named inaugural Champion! His story went viral and was covered by newspapers and websites all over the world.


What people say about us

You are doing such an amazing job. I am so proud of you.
Dr. Jane Goodall
World-renowned Primatologist, Environmentalist, Animal Rights Activist and UN Messenger of Peace
I’ve met extraordinary people in the dog world over the years but what you and Judy and the team do is like nothing else! Flat out some of the most remarkable people I’ve met . . . The way they rescue stray dogs (Taipei has an insane problem with strays) was deserving of a TV show! If I lived over there I would have scooped them up.
Todd Henderson
Associate Producer, 'Dog Whisperer' with Cesar Millan
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