About Assisi


Founded in 1997, Assisi Animal Sanctuary is Northern Ireland’s largest independent animal welfare charity, providing shelter for up to 200 companion animals including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs.  Last year Assisi rescued over 2,300 animals.

All animals are neutered, vaccinated, wormed and de-flead and all our dogs and cats are microchipped prior to rehoming. Assisi operates a strict rehoming criteria to ensure our rescue animals find the best possible home.  Assisi is committed to providing an excellent quality of life for our animals no matter what their age or state of health.

The Sanctuary operates a ‘No Kill Policy’ which means that euthanasia is carried out only in exceptional circumstances, i.e, terminal illness causing suffering or severe behavioural problems which put at risk staff, volunteers or other residents. Click here to read the full policy.  This can only be assessed and administered by a professional vet in consultation with staff and two members of the Trustee Board.

With operating costs of £500,000 and no government aid, Assisi is dependent on fundraising, donations and legacies. If you would like to support Assisi, Click here for details on how you can help.

The Friends of Assisi Animal Sanctuary. Charity Reference Number: NIC104594.