Parker the dachshund mix saved from hoarding hell in Taiwan

Your kind donation instantly helps transform the life of a suffering stray or wild animal in northern Taiwan.

ACT is the only registered charity rescuing stricken animals around the clock in northern Taiwan. When a stray dog is hit by a car, an injured monkey is trapped in a tree, a puppy is stuck in a drain, or a kitten can be heard crying from somewhere down a filthy back alley and halfway up a building, we won’t give up until that animal is rescued and receiving the best veterinary care available, no matter what situation or hour.

The majority of the dogs that ACT rescues are maimed by poachers’ illegal leg-hold traps and wire snares, and we probably care for the largest number of amputee dogs in the world: currently around 52. After turning their lives around, ACT’s rehoming team finds forever homes for those dogs and cats who would enjoy adoption and provides lifelong care for those who are best suited to a sanctuary environment. Always, we consider every dog, cat, or wild animal as individuals.

Here are some examples of what your kindness can make happen for the animals that ACT rescues:

£5 vaccinates a recently rescued dog or cat against ten dangerous diseases

£10 feeds a rescued dog healthy food for a month or a cat for two months

£25 pays for life-saving oral medicine for a sick animal

£50 covers all costs for our team to rescue a stray or wild animal in distress

£75 sponsors the entire monthly care for a sanctuary dog or cat

£100 ensures a sick or injured animal gets vital blood tests and x-rays

£250 to £500 means an injured dog or cat can undergo life-saving surgery

Yes! Suffering animals must get the help they need and deserve, and I want to contribute to make that happen.

Your donation will help give a suffering animal the best chance possible of recovery and a bright, happy future.

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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 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.

Brian May

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

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!