Together with Peter Purves we have launched #RescueYourRescue - a nationwide emergency fund-raising appeal to urgently help pet rescue charities affected by COVID-19.
Why do rescue centres need our help?
Pet rescue centres are facing closure due to a lack of funding as a consequence of COVID-19. The loss of funds relating to adoption fees, centre visits, charity shop sales and fundraising events has left the future of pet rescue charities hanging in the balance. #RescueYourRescue will urgently raise funds to immediately help safeguard the future of pet rescue charities and the animals that rely on them.
A rapid response is required to help protect the health and welfare of the nation's rescue pets. Recent reports have stated that pet rescue charities are suspending the intake of animals.
“We are a local independent branch of the RSPCA so we have to raise our own funds to keep our animal centre running and look after the animals in our care. This is normally done through our fundraising events and income from our charity shops, but with the current COVID-19 crisis we have had to close our shops and cancel planned events and activities which has had a devastating effect on our funds. We’ve also been forced to close our animal centre and have cancelled any potential adoptions.”- Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager, RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield Bradford & District Branch
How can we all help?
Launched with the support of the legendary voice of Crufts, Peter Purves, we are hoping to encourage all pet lovers out there, who can afford to, to donate as a little as £2 per person. We also will be immediately donating £10,000 to participating pet rescue charities as Lintbells.
How can you get involved?
#RescueYourRescue is working with Virgin Money Giving to raise and distribute funds to over 100 pet rescue charities in the UK, you are likely to see some charities very local to you! In order for you to help all you need to do is:
- Visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/corporate-display/showROCorporatePage?url=RescueYourRescue
- Scroll down to the 111 fundraisers (these are the charities we are supporting)
- Select the one you would like to make a donation to (you can click load more to see the full list)
- Donate towards the goal of £250,000 😊
To Raise Awareness
If you do or don’t donate, you can show your support by sharing the paw-fect high-five with your pet on social media using the #RescueYourRescue and nominate friends to donate too.
A note from Peter
“Pet rescue charities across the country support the welfare of animals that need our help the most. In these difficult circumstances, I’m appealing for animal lovers to work together to support these brilliant centres and the crucial work that they do. Every donation makes a difference, so please give what you can and help spread the word by engaging with the campaign on social media using #RescueYourRescue.
Spread the word of #RescueYourRescue
Help us spread the word and raise vital funds by engaging with #RescueYourRescue online, on social media and by visiting www.RescueYourRescue.co.uk. Show your support by sharing the paw-fect high-five with your pet on Instagram and Facebook using the #RescueYourRescue and nominate friends to donate too.