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March 26, 2020 | Appeals

How you can help animals in need during the Coronavirus crisis

How you can help animals in need during the Coronavirus crisis

The Coronavirus crisis is impacting on everyone – including animals in need. The donations we receive help provide care for abandoned animals in rehoming centres and provides them with all the food, veterinary care and love and attention they need. It helps provide free veterinary care for animals who might otherwise suffer, and it helps the communities who rely on their animals for support.

In this difficult time we must keep feeding, caring for and providing veterinary treatment to the animals who need us.

Cats like Minnie, abandoned in a flat without enough food or water, and dogs like Blossom, who was found living in the bin bags full of rubbish in a London park, need us now more than ever.

 

Here are some simple ways you can help us:

Take part in the 2.6 Challenge – We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save animals in need. Find out more.

Shop online – By signing up and shopping online via our partners The Giving Machine, EasyFundraising or Give As You Live and you can raise donations for us at no cost to yourself!

Donate your commute – If you are now working from home could you donate the cost of your train or bus fare, petrol, or parking to help us? Text COMMUTE to 70490 to donate £5. Or visit our donations page.

Sending cards – this is the perfect time to send e-cards to friends and relatives celebrating birthdays, Easter, or simply to say ‘I’m thinking of you’. We’ve put together a selection of e-cards you can send during this time. Each features one of the amazing animals we’ve helped, and raises funds to help us keep saving animals:

You can also buy and post cards with our partners at Making a Difference Cards.

Sign up to give via your pay – Payroll Giving is an easy and tax efficient way to help us. If you are working from home through this period you can still sign up. Find out more.

Facebook birthday fundraiser – Make a birthday wish! Donate your birthday and help thousands of abandoned, neglected or sick animals. Find us on Facebook.

Why we need your help: 

Now more than ever, the animals they care for need your help.

This is a challenging time – our members’ rehoming activity has had to temporarily stop. Cats, dogs and horses are being cared for by a vital team of staff and fosterers who are providing all the love and attention the animals need. They are safe and cared for. We raise funds to help provide these staff, cover the running costs, the food, and enrichment and play items these animals need whilst they wait for an uncertain time for a new home.

Our members are still providing urgent, lifesaving veterinary care to pets here in the UK and working animals in some of the world’s poorest communities. The funds we raise help provide the vet teams, medicine, clinical support, and items of humane equipment for animals desperately in need.

Our members deal with cases of neglect, abuse and abandonment in animals every day and they are working tirelessly to ensure that animals live happier, healthier lives.