About us.

Our story.

Keeping pets and their owners together.

Anita and Rob, motivated by their deep love for animals, embarked on a mission to make a positive impact in their communities. 

 

They recognized a growing issue that families, across the UK, were facing financial hardship and struggling to feed their beloved pets. 

 

With a strong determination to address this problem, Anita and Rob came up with the idea of creating a Facebook group called "Animal FoodBank UK." 

 

Their goal was to connect willing volunteers with families in need, ensuring that no pet would go hungry or even be separated from their caring owners, and possibly end up in rescue, due to affordability.

As time went on, the group gained momentum and attracted volunteers from various backgrounds who shared a deep empathy for pets. 

 

These individuals formed a strong and supportive community, dedicated to preserving the bond between pets and their families, regardless of the challenges they faced. 

 

Through their Facebook group, Anita and Rob organised regular food drives, where volunteers tirelessly collected and distributed pet food donations to families in dire circumstances.  

 

The "Animal FoodBank UK" Facebook group created a sense of belonging and support within the community, sparing families the heartbreak of parting ways with their beloved companions due to financial constraints. 

 

News of Anita and Rob, and their dedicated volunteers' incredible work quickly spread, resulting in a significant growth of the Facebook group and people needing support. More and more individuals eagerly joined, eager to contribute their time, resources, and expertise to this worthy cause. 

 

Today, as the "Animal FoodBank UK " Facebook group continues to thrive and leaves a lasting impact on the lives of both pets and their families, we are currently in the process of applying for charity status. we will be sharing our journey along the way.

 

Anita and Rob's story serves as a testament to the transformative power of compassion and community, reminding us that by standing together, we can ensure that pets stay with their families and create a brighter future for all.

Our team

Our team consists of highly motivated professionals, who are all animal lovers. With many years of experience in the charity industry, they have the expertise to provide comprehensive, first-rate services to our clients.

Anita Arthur

Founder

Anita has a long history of fundraising and helping others, from humans to animals. She has supported many charities including sending pet items out to the Ukraine Appeal. In her spare time Anita dedicates her time to her loving family and also travelling the country, educating about conservation work with Giant Aldabra Tortoises and spreading awareness.

Robert Miller

Founder

Robert spent his career in hospitality management. Robert has volunteered for many animal charities, either fundraising or helping with social media including fundraising for Dogs Trust. In Roberts spare time he enjoys photography and family history.

Mel Beer

Finance

Mel has a financial background and joins us to help with behind the scenes administrative area. Mel is an animal lover and also has a history of volunteering and fundraising for charities. In her spare time, Mel has a passion for art including pet portraits. Mel also enjoys quality time with her family.

Shahid Khan

Admin

Strategic Leader | Change Catalyst | Senior Management Specialist.

With over a decade of experience, Shahid is a strategic leader known for driving organisational growth and fostering innovation across sectors. He excels in leadership development, strategic planning, and financial management, with a track record of delivering impactful change. 

Tracy Hulse

Admin

Tracy has a working background in nursing. She has been with Animal FoodBank UK more or less from the start and has been a huge part of making us work, helping with our Facebook Group and distributing pet foods to those in need. In her spare time she dedicates herself to her loving family.

Make a difference.

Help our cause.

  • You can be a part of our mission to support pet owners in need. 
  • Your donation will help us provide essential pet food to those facing financial hardship.
  • Together, we can ensure that no pet goes hungry and that the bond between pets and their owners remains unbroken.
  •  Join us in making a difference today!

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