Our Community Team

Working to improve animal welfare throughout our region

Our team are experts in their field and passionate about animal welfare and pet ownership. In line with Oak Tree's values, we are non-judgemental, look to find solutions to problems and aim to be approachable for anyone who needs us.

You may not see our Community Team very often at Oak Tree Farm as much of their work takes place off-site and is often outside normal working hours. Due to the sensitive nature of the work carried out by our Community Team, we cannot often publicise it. 

We aim to be accessible to all, holding drop-in advice clinics and pet health checks based in key locations within our region. Whilst these sessions are temporarily on hold due to Covid restrictions, you can keep an eye out on our social media pages or our “What's on” Page on the website to learn when these sessions will be back up and running. Alternatively, if you would like advice from our team, you can email community@oaktreeanimaks.org.uk or call 01228 560082 extension 230/228.

If our team is not available to take your call, please leave a message with your contact details and the nature of your enquiry and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why not take a look around our Community pages to learn more about our outreach work in your area. Alternatively, if you are interested in our Community Education Programme, please click here


We would like to say a huge thank you to those who regularly assist us without whom, our work would not be possible:

  • Our fantastic partnered veterinary practices: Eden Vets (Carlisle), Paragon Veterinary Group (Dalston) and The Green Veterinary Surgery (Skelton). 
  • The organisations who work alongside us, including Carlisle Foodbank, Carlisle Key, Carlisle City Council, Restore Morton, Loreburn, Eden and Riverside Housing.
  • Our foster carers who work around the clock to care for animals in need.
  • Our amazing supporters who provide the funds who allow us to make a difference.

A big thank you to you all!