It’s a sad reality that not all animals get the love and care that they deserve. Sometimes it can be down to unfortunate circumstances, or even down to terrible individuals.
Charities are set up to give previously loved pets and any other animals a second chance at life. So while we’re on this topic, here’s a list of some of our favourite charities that put all their effort into pets and animals.
Remember, as well as supporting charities if you’re able to, you can also donate to your local animal shelter. Even better – if you’re looking to home a new pet then we strongly recommend considering the adoption route first.
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust is the biggest dog welfare charity in the UK. They care for around 15,000 dogs a year across their 21 centres across the nation, with up to 1500 dogs in care at a time!
Dogs Trust relies on donations to keep all these dogs in a happy and healthy environment until they can find their loving forever home. If you’d like to find out more about Dogs Trust, donate or even sponsor a dog, visit their website here.
You will likely already know about the RSPCA. Founded back in 1824, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the oldest animal welfare charity on the planet, and is probably the UK’s best known animal charity.
We feel this charity is important for the future of animal welfare, running important campaigns each year. Some of these include unsuitability of having primates as pets, ensuring animal welfare isn’t forgotten in brexit negotiations and many more.
With around 3,000 calls a day regarding animal neglect or cruelty, the RSPCA would benefit from any donations you’re able to offer. You can find out more about them on their website.
Anybody that has worked as a vet will have heard of PDSA a lot. The People’s Dispensary for Sick Pets offers free of charge veterinary services to any owners of certain financial struggles. Anyone that is applicable can sign up and have their pet diagnosed and treated, free of charge.
All PDSA asks for in return is a donation, but that’s still optional. If you want to help keep pets in good vet care regardless of an owner’s financial situation then donate here.
Cats Protection is like the feline equivalent to Dogs Trust! They are dedicated towards the rescue and re-homing of stray and homeless cats, as well as being known for their contribution to helping owners neuter their cats if needed.
If you’re wanting to donate or sponsor a cat and contribute towards Cat Protection, you can find out more about them and what they do on their website.
This charity is fairly broad in terms of what they do. Like PDSA, they contribute towards vet services for those in need, but also do their best in terms of re-homing neglected pets.
Blue Cross do a lot in terms of education as well by providing workshops throughout the country, advising people on responsible pet ownership etc. To find out more and donate, give them a visit.
Any pet charities we’ve missed that are dear to you? Let us know in the comments below so we can give them a shout out for all the work they’ve done!
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