Each year Wangford Veterinary Clinic makes a commitment to helping local people, their pets and the many homeless and unwanted animals in our many overflowing rescue centres.
This money raised through events such as Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day, appeals such as Poppies on 4 Paws and Santa Paws. In addition to this we hold in-house events such as Emergency Pet First Aid evenings.
The team sponsor Hearing Dog puppies,Forrest and Rusty and enjoy following their training, as they grow to become life- hearing dog'
This year Wangford Veterinary Clinic became an Investor in Wildlife with Suffolk Wildlife Trust
With the help of our wonderful clients and animal lovers from throughout the community Wangford Veterinary Clinic have been able to give a donations to seven different rescue charities, who care for a range of stray, abandoned, unwanted and injured animals including wildlife.
The benefiting charities this year are F.A.I.T.H Animal Rescue, Cats Protection League Anglia Coastal, Cats Protection, Saxmundham and Framlingham, Greyhound Trust Eastern Counties, Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Trust, PACT Animal Sanctuary and Yarmouth Greyhounds Home Finders.
Donations of items such as food, treats, toys and bedding were all distributed in time to be used over the Christmas period.
Every year we also organise a Christmas collection of food, toys and blankets to be distributed locally, helping homeless and unwanted animals.
Used Book Stand - We ask people to donate their unwanted paperbacks and simply recycle them here in our reception area and our lovely and very generous clients regularly change their books, giving a donation by way of thanks. The stand makes £20-£30 a week!
Tea Parties, Raffles and Open Days - We hold regular fundraising get-togethers and thoroughly enjoy meeting our clients on a more social basis. Pet hamper raffles are another firm favorite that bring in a good deal of money for our charities.
We attend local events from village fetes to country shows - The team at Wangford Veterinary Clinic are committed to promoting the very best of pet health care within our local community and attend a number of events each year which take us outside of the practice. We can often be found at village fetes judging the dog show or at larger events such as Brampton Plough Day. The team will be there with games such as our Doggie Lucky Dip, Under Water Retrieve as well as running the fun dog show.
Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day and Walks - Our largest event by far is Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day and Walk which we organise ourselves and raise considerable sums of money for charity. The whole day is about dogs and celebrates the relationships that we share with them. Have a look at www.struttyourmutt.co.uk for more information.
2018 Another fantastic day with a huge amount of support from the local community and further afield. The event raised a record breaking £9659.56 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
2018 I cant believe it, didn't think we could top last year but we did and we had an amazing day and raised an unbelievable £9,659.56 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
2017 Our best so far - fantastic atmosphere, amazing day. We raised a massive £6147.33 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
2016 Raised £4571.21 for Dogs for Good.
2015 We raised £3400.00 from this event and it will be shared between Dogs for the Disabled and Hounds for Heroes
2014 we raised £5340.00 for Hounds for Heroes
2013 we raised £4800.00 for Hounds for Heroes
2012 £2000.00 for St Elizabeth Hospice
2011 £2991.00 for Waveney Hospice Care