With the help and support of our wonderful clients and other animal lovers in our community Wangford Veterinary Clinic were able to give donations to eight different animal rescue charities in January this year.
However our usual fundraising activities have been severely hampered by COVID 19 this year. Our recycling book stall was the first to go, we haven’t been able to hold our usual raffles, sell our fundraising packs of biscuits or attend events so we are determined that our Christmas Collection will go ahead as usual. After all, animals don’t stop being abandoned or neglected because of Coronavirus, in fact the need for care is set to rise significantly in these tough times! Life for the rescue animals who rely so heavily on human support in most rescue centres goes on through these unprecedented times as usual with dedicated volunteers working hard to provide daily care. However, the costs of providing food, medical and surgical care, warmth etc., continues to spiral and it’s not going to be long until the fraction of donations that they have received run out.
We would love to see all pets experience unlimited love and affection but sadly many animals never get to experience the comfort and safety of a loving home. Our local rescue charities need our support and donations more than ever so we launched our Santa Paws Christmas Appeal a little earlier this year.
The items most needed are food (dried or tinned), warm bedding, toys to stimulate play, food and water dishes and donations of money. Treats for cats and dogs are also welcome, as well as collars, leads, and warm coats. These items really don’t need to be new so if you are having a clear out please think of our appeal.
Items can be dropped off at the practice reception at any time from 8.30am-6pm Monday to Friday, or on a Saturday morning before midday. Donations of money are always useful to help to keep pets healthy and warm and these can be made via a special donations link, via cheque to Santa Paws or by Bacs Account 76057917 Sort code 51 70 02 or if preferred your donation can be placed in a clearly marked envelope – Santa Paws Appeal Donation and the donor’s name.
Wangford Veterinary Clinic will also be giving 5% from all orders made via .our online shop throughout December. So there is no better time to do that Christmas shopping for your pets and pet loving friends. Go to our Online Shop
Last Years Benefiting Charities - each receiving £250 each
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.
Although our appeal is about the animals, we recognise that without the support of those individuals who not only give up their Christmas but love them and dedicate themselves to their welfare, there’d be nowhere for them to go so Wangford Vets will be donating a little something to thank the volunteers for all their hard work too.