Did you know that hundreds of dogs are maimed every year in Taiwan, victims of the countless leg-hold traps and wire snares that plague the island? Without help, they face a miserable and painful existence struggling to survive on the streets or mountain roads.

Animal Care Trust is a registered UK charity whose founder, dog-rescue expert Sean McCormack, has been transforming the lives of suffering dogs in Taiwan for more than 20 years. Our passionate team runs a beautiful 80-animal rescue-and-rehoming centre dedicated to transforming the lives of suffering dogs and another for 40 cats.

A third of the dogs in our care have lost at least one limb to these horrifically cruel and indiscriminate hunting devices. Others have been hit by cars or were suffering with debilitating mange. They all deserve your compassion. Your kind monthly gift of just £30 instantly helps a rescued dog because it guarantees  her a healthy, raw meal every day for two months.

Watch Cleo's transformation

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.

Sponsor a dog or cat—a great way to support our rescue work with a monthly gift!

Want to choose exactly what your donation does? Try our NEW chip-in page.

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 GREAT People Say About Us

Sean McCormack, Jane Goodall, and Judy Hsu

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

Brian May

 I take my hat off to you for achieving so much for animals.

Dr. Brian May


Rock Guitar Legend, Founder of Save Me Trust, and Prominent Campaigner for Animal Rights

Todd, Judy, and Sean

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 . . . was deserving of a TV show!

Todd Henderson


Associate Producer, 'Dog Whisperer' with Cesar Millan

Close Menu
Please check you have typed it correctly.
Please let us know roughly where you live.