Sarah Dunning – 1943 – 2021

Sarah Dunning

We are extremely saddened to report the passing of our much loved trustee Sarah Dunning on 3rd September after a battle with cancer.

Sarah had been a trustee of Catholic Concern for Animals for many years and had been its membership secretary for much of that timeShe had also been a director of the Animal Interfaith Alliance since its inception in 2014 and had contributed hugely to its success.

A wonderful advocate for peace, Sarah was always there for the animals. She gave so much to achieve a world where all animals are loved and respected and can live a good life. We really appreciate her support and friendship. Sarah’s was a life well lived. We will miss her terribly.

Sarah leaves behind her husband Darrell (Daz) and two children, Claire and Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.




Our Mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs.


The charity meets its objective of advancing Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation through the production of its magazine, The Ark, which is issued three times a year, and through its website and social media outreach. The Chief Executive promotes the work of the charity by engaging with other organisations and giving presentations.

Public Benefit

The charity provides a public benefit by producing educational material and giving talks on the empathetic treatment of animals, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, which gives a moral benefit to the human community.


The charity has a high impact by informing and educating on the issues of Animal Advocacy among the Catholic world population at all levels, from the Vatican as the Catholic Church’s highest institution to individual Catholics throughout the world. The Charity also works very closely with other Animal Advocate organisations and individuals worldwide.

Animal Interfaith Alliance

CCA is a founder member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance