We would like to ask your help to give the gift of love and warmth to homeless and abandoned animals this Christmas with our Santa Paws Appeal.
The Christmas period is always busy for animal rescue centres everywhere with increased numbers of pets being abandoned as their owners feel the seasonal pinch. With these Christmas casualties adding to the already overcrowded rehoming centres you can imagine resources are stretched to capacity. Walter and almost every member of the team at Wangford Veterinary Clinic, has re-homed a number of cats and dogs, a bearded dragon and even a pig, all of them homeless, abandoned or unwanted for one reason or another, but we can’t take them all and that’s why every year we hold our appeal, and thanks to the amazing generosity of our clients and animal lovers from all over Waveney we are able to give both supplies and financial assistance.
At this time of year heating bills usually soar as volunteers struggle to keep these unwanted pets healthy and warm, so donations to help pay these monstrous bills are always very useful as are donations of cosy beds and warm blankets. They don’t have to be new, maybe you have some old and unwanted items stored away somewhere that are no longer needed.
Huge amounts of food are always wanted, wet or dry foods, any variety, all will be made use of to keep tummies full and content, so if you can spare even a small amount of cash to buy an extra tin or bag of food when you get your own pets food, it will all go towards making a big difference to pets in care.
Food and bedding are of course the most essential items needed to care for these animals but it is Christmas time and if you feel you would like to give something more festive, then treats and suitable cat and dog toys to keep them occupied are also very welcome.
Donations of items to be shared amongst local rescue homes can be brought to Wangford Veterinary Clinic, Pound Corner, Wangford NR34 8RS (just off the A12 in-between Southwold and Wrentham).
If you would prefer to give a donation of money cheques should be made out to Santa Paws Appeal and sent to the above address. If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01502 578999.