We are an animal rescue and re-homing registered charity based in Oldham, but work in Manchester, Shaw, Middleton, Chadderton, Saddleworth and the surrounding areas.

In June 1992  Rod Smith our current Chairman and some friends cared for unwanted animals in a pen at Alt Estate Oldham. They called themselves Pike View Animal Rescue and started raising funds to try and obtain premises .

In January 1994 they applied for and were granted Charitable status for the Rescue. The following month February 1994 they rented a stable block at Scouthead which they converted into kennels and a cattery.

Unfortunately in February 1997 the lease for the stable block ran out. However Pike View were fortunate enough to find another stable block at Nod Farm in Chadderton. Over this period, the Rescue was going from strength to strength and were able to find new homes for many animals in the Oldham area.

In April 2001 Pike View again found themselves without premises and for the next 4 years survived with the help of foster homes.

In 2005 the current kennels at Heaton Farm Middleton were found.

It was decided in June 2015 that a new name and new committee were needed to take the Rescue forward and Pike View became Animal Rescue Oldham .

As always our aim is to care for unwanted animals in Oldham and the surrounding area.

If you want more information call us within office hours on 0161 626 2230 or on 07591 234847 when out of office hours.



We take in abandoned, unwanted and stray animals, we nurse them back to health and then look for someone to offer these animals their forever home.

Our ultimate aim is to give all of our animals a caring and loving home. If you feel you could give an animal a second chance and are considering rehoming then please feel free to get in touch as we’re sure we have someone for you.

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We rely heavily on donations from the public. We know times are hard for everyone at the moment and whether it’s money, food or items for us to sell in our shops, we really appreciate any donation no matter the size. Click here to find out more about donating.


We are on the lookout for volunteers, both at our shops and at our rescue, if you have a few hours to spare then why not use it to help us and the animals out.