Although the majority of animals we help are cats and dogs, we also take in rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and many types of small furries e.g. mice, rats, hamsters, degus, chinchillas, as well as ducks, chickens, cage birds, horses, and we even had a pot-bellied pig for a while. We don't just give them a roof over over their heads and food, but grooming, cuddles and attention, regular handling and where needed, we start rehabilitation programmes to address issues and make their rehoming a more likely event. This is most successful amongst the dogs.
Barbara Pearce Volunteer
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The Ark is situated near Donna Nook, which is accessed from the village of North Somercotes.
The road to Donna Nook is virtually opposite the Axe and Cleaver Pub, which is on the main road through the village, on the A1031 between Grimsby and Mablethorpe.
The final directions from this point are:-
Go onto JUBILEE ROAD, which is opposite the Axe and Cleaver pub.
Turn RIGHT onto BANK END.
Turn LEFT onto MARSH LANE.
Turn RIGHT onto ARK ROAD.
THE ARK IS ON YOUR RIGHT-HAND SIDE ABOUT 0.3 MILES ALONG THE ROAD.
Laura, Sue's daughter is continuing the family tradition and is now Assistant Manager.
Other volunteers and helpers are:
Karen, Arthur, John and Jim all walk dogs on a regular basis and often find themselves hauled in for other things as well!
Pat and Linda also fund-raise in the Mablethorpe area and use a variety of innovative methods to get money out of people.
Paul, Christine and their daughter Louise come every weekend to walk dogs while sisters Karla and Tina come twice a month to walk dogs, usually taking 8 dogs each visit. They even take time off work to make the journey from Grimsby and the length of time they can stay at the Ark worthwhile.
VOGUE CLOTHING AGENCY in LOUTH keeps one of its rails of clothing as a fund-raiser for the Ark, which is very successful.
LOUTH BUILDING SUPPLIERS kindly pay for printing of our Christmas raffle tickets.
BOYES in LOUTH have collection boxes in their store and regularly send us good amounts from these.
BLACK SHEEP VETS in LOUTH, ALDERVALE VETS in ALFORD and FENWOLD VETS in SPILSBY all have collection boxes, as do FEATHERS in LOUTH and JOLLY FRYER CHIPPY in ALFORD
VOLKS WORLD in LOUTH has fund-raising initiatives for us from time to time
BUSINESSES PROVIDING COLLECTION POINTS FOR FOOD, BEDDING OR BOTH
BUCKETS EQUINE & ANIMAL FEEDS, Unit 17, Station Industrial Estate, Newbridge Hill, LN11 0JT Tel: 607787 are willing to take things in for us to collect.
Also LINDSEY WELDING SUPPLY CO. LTD., Warwick Rd, Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth, LN11 0YB. Tel: 01507 604083 will also take in donations of bedding and food etc.
AMBLESIDE, PRIORY LANE, GRIMOLDBY, LN11 8SP. Tel: 07751 443201 or 01507 328951 Bedding and food can be dropped off at this address. If nobody is in, leave it by the front door and it will be picked up shortly. Alternatively, collection can be requested by telephoning the above numbers for people living between Grimoldby, Louth and Mablethorpe and surrounding villages.
MANBY POST OFFICE, Brook House, Carlton Road, Manby, LN11 8HG. Tel: 01507 327396 will take in donations of food and bedding.
MUDDY PAWS COUNTRY STORE, HIGH STREET, SOUTH ELKINGTON, NR LOUTH, LN11 0RZ. Tel: 01507 607577 Bedding and food can be left here. The store is open Monday-Saturday 8.30am-6pm.
SIXHILLS AQUATICS in GRIMSBY send us donations from time to time and have a collection box. They also pass on donations of food, treats etc from customers.
MORRISONS near GRIMSBY have 2 permanent collecting bins in their Laceby Road store.
DOLLY TUB, in Mill Road, Cleethorpes is happy to act as a collection point for bedding.
HARRISONS ANIMAL FEEDS, Barnoldby Road, Waltham DN37 0JP 01472 823100 accept donations of food and bedding for collection by us.
RAMSDEN'S SUPERSTORE in GRIMSBY now regularly sends us large donations of food collected in the store
CLEE VETS on Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby (nr Ramsdens) collect food and bedding donated by their clients.
MB CRAFTS, 106 GRIMSBY ROAD, CLEETHORPES, DN35 7DP will act as a collection point for bedding etc. You'll aslo get to meet Rosie, adopted from the Ark and thinks she's a member of staff!
TODAYS LOCAL STORES around Cleethorpes collect money donations from customers in four of its stores abd the manager converts the money into whatever food we're most in need, which we collect from the 371 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes store.
SECOND AVENUE RESOURCE CENTRE in SECOND AVENUE, GRIMSBY, DN33 will collect bedding for us to collect. Opening hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Contact telephone is 01472 874301.
CARE4ALL, BERT BOYDEN HEALTH & WELLBEING CENTRE, 34 CARVER ROAD, IMMINGHAM, DN40 1DS. taking in donations of all pet food, towels & bedding, collars, leads, washing up liquid, bleach, catlitter, mops, dustpans and brushes etc. Tel: 01469 520000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WINDMILL GARAGE at SALTFLEET have a collection box and do
fund-raising for us.
FEDEX, UNIT 3-5C, VALE ROAD, SPILSBY, PE23 5HE is willing to act as a collection point for bedding, food etc which they will transport to us.
If there are any others out there who do something to help, whether it
be on the site or behind the scenes somewhere, please let Barbara know,
so that their work can be mentioned on this website. It doesn't matter
how small your contribution is, it is all very necessary and gratefully
received on behalf of the animals in our care.