Animal Welfare

Our underlying ethic of animal welfare is a huge reason why Bow and Bear Cornwall exists.  We humans need to fight for animal rights, be their voice and reduce suffering.  

Our vision is that the customer base of Bow and Bear Cornwall will become the largest single contributor to improving animal welfare globally.  We need you to be a part of this journey, we cannot do this alone.

Every time a customer buys Bow and Bear Cornwall dog food and products you will be helping us in our global mission to improve animal welfare and your dog will be helping other animal friends. We donate at least 10% of our profits to animal welfare charities and causes at home and overseas to support and improve animal welfare across the world.  Please see below our work in action in giving our first donation to Ocean Acres, a dog and cat sanctuary in Barbados with our CEO Carly Ward.

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Ocean Acres, Barbados

The world has endured the devastating effects of COVID-19. Barbados is a small island dependent on tourism and people have struggled financially. This has had a serious impact on animal welfare with a momentous rise in pet surrenders, neglect and abandonment. Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes stray, abandoned and unwanted puppies, dogs, kittens, cats and even tortoises (land-turtles). Currently sheltering over 250+ animals. Karen Whitaker is the force behind this unbelievable organisation and Carly Ward was honoured to share some of her time whilst on the island.

Discover Ocean Acres
  • Karen Whitaker and Carly Ward

    Karen Whitaker, Ocean Acres

    There are over 100 dogs at any given time and even more cats needing shelter and re-homing. Karen (on the left of pic) and her volunteers rely solely on donations for food, medical care and supplies. The love exuding from Karen to these animals is tangible. She is totally selfless.

  • Carly Ward at Ocean Acres

    Carly Ward, Bow and Bear Cornwall CEO

    Carly making friends with some of the dogs, she was knocked out at how confident and friendly they all were! A testament to Karen and her volunteers in socialising and encouraging these dogs to trust us humans again. Carly wanted to take them all home!

  • Carly Ward at Ocean Acres

    An emotional day

    Carly spent an emotional day at Ocean Acres getting to know Karen better and her beloved dogs and cats. It was not hard to make the decision that they should benefit from our first donation. Carly is staying in touch with Karen and we hope to continue helping her look after all the adorable animals she loves so much.

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Karen Whitaker and Carly Ward

Karen and Carly

Carly was proud and excited to make our first donation to Ocean Acres and could not have witnessed a more dedicated and deserving charity as Ocean Acres. In July 2021 Bow and Bear Cornwall gave Ocean Acres £1,680 towards essential supplies. Please take a look at Karen's work - the first 'Freedom Flight' where Karen sent over 200 dogs (ruffugees) to forever homes in Canada, all on one flight, incredible. If you want to donate directly please click the link below.

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