New Lives Op Shop

Located at 76 Duke Street, Cambridge

All funds raised through the Op Shops are used to pay for the ongoing costs of running our rescue.

🚨 3 March 2019 - Announcement: New Lives Animal Rescue, Hamilton East Op Shop has now closed down 🚨

Why did we close our Hamilton East store?

Long story short - we are both mentally and physically exhausted! Trying to juggle the management and operation of two Op Shops plus running the Animal Rescue (which is a 24/7 job in its own right) is a massive task and we simply do not have enough resources or time in the day! It was an extremely difficult decision to make, but after much thought, discussion and consultation we have realigned our priorities for 2019 and the time is right to say goodbye to Hamilton East. 

We opened the shop in 2015 and wow what a rollercoaster ride has it has been! We’ve laughed, cried and been overwhelmed with the generosity of the some truly wonderful people! 

Our Cambridge Op shop

Don’t worry our Cambridge Op Shop is staying put! It’s doing well, and we look forward to investing the extra time and energy into the animals which is predominantly what we do all this for, we also have a number of exciting projects that will see even more animals in need helped. 

2019 is looking like an exciting year for us here at New Lives we have some amazing projects and initiatives in the pipeline.

To all of our loyal supporters, customers and of course amazing volunteers we would like to thank each and every single one of you for your support and dedication at both shops and for those in Hamilton come to see us in Cambridge anytime there’s room for you all

Cambridge Op Shop
76 Duke Street, Cambridge

Opening times:

Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

We are also open on the Cambridge Market, Lions Trash 'N' Treasure days (Second Sunday of each month) 10am-2pm


We gratefully accept any donations of good quality items that we can sell, these can be dropped off to either of our shops during opening hours, if you have large items or bulk loads please contact us and we can arrange collection. 


Would you like to help New Lives Animal Rescue? Have a few spare hours up your sleeve? Join our team of volunteers at our Op Shops, with a range of jobs to be done such as sorting, cleaning, customer service etc, there's never a shortage of work! The shops boast a fun, friendly and busy atmosphere! So if customer service, retail and a passion for animals is your thing, then we want you on our team! Pop in and see us or Email for a volunteer application form and we'll be in touch!