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Animal Charities Need YOU

Many of our animal charities are in crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are unable to host their usual fundraising events, and are consequently missing out on vital funds to help care for, treat and rehome their animals. Whether you can make a small or big donation (or even if you can't donate, share the JustGiving page to those who can), every penny counts towards keeping these amazing charities open for generations to come. Take a look below and see why these chartities need YOUR help in raising funds for them, whilst you take part in the #WorldBigDogWalk!


Mayhew's animal welfare preventative work encourages people to change their attitudes and behaviours towards animals in a positive way. They run community focused projects that work to address causes of animal neglect, cruelty abandonment and overpopulation.

In 2019 they rehomed 439 dogs and cats, handled over 1,000 welfare cases, vaccinated over 2,000 animals, as well as helping animals overseas and visiting those in need with their TheraPaws friends.

They need your help, so they can continue to support animals all around the world in getting the help they need.



StreetVet has been established by a dedicated team of professional vets and veterinary nurses to bring essential care to homeless people and their dogs across the UK.

They use everything you give to provide much needed care to the homeless and their dogs across the UK. This includes buying medications; paying for life saving operations; and equipping their team with the necessary kit. Your help means they can ensure people who do not have the resources, can receive assistance and continue to enjoy the companionship their dogs provide.

Their teams are dealing with this unprecedented situation with their usual dedication and care. Any donation at this time would be greatly appreciated and used to support emergencies and needed supplies.



Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Currently they have around 1,400 dogs throughout 21 UK based rehoming centres.

Although their rehoming centres are currently closed to the public, they are continuing to rehome dogs in way that abides by government social distancing rules. This includes virtual matching, meeting new owners at a distance and bringing the dogs personally to new homes. They are blessed to have such a dedicated team of Canine Carers who will always go above and beyond for all our canine residents but need you help to ensure they can continue this rewarding work.

They need your kind support at the difficult time.



Pets As Therapy is a national charity who enhance the health and wellbeing of communities, through the visits of trusted volunteers with their therapy animals. They provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, schools and other venues all across the UK.

Demand for their visits remains at an all-time high, so any support remains vital in ensuring they are able to thrive once the current limitations have been lifted by the Government.

During this time we are relying on donations and regular givers more than ever – any amount would go a long way.



The PDSA is the UK's leading vet charity, providing free and low-cost treatment to pets in need who have certainly seen an increase in their need during the current pandemic. Every year, their dedicated teams across 48 Pet Hospitals work tirelessly to provide 2.7 million veterinary treatments bringing peace of mind to over 300,000 owners, and that’s just a normal year!


They are also a leading authority on all things concerning pet health and wellbeing: whether its leading the debate on pet obesity, conducting Britain’s biggest annual pet wellbeing survey, raising the status of animals or simply celebrating their contribution to our lives.



Street Paws provide free accessibly veterinary care, and emergency kennel space to animals living with homeless people in the UK.

They continue to follow Government guidelines which has meant they have had to make changes to their regular outreach but continue to provide veterinary care. Having to adapt, means they are in need of your help to ensure they can keep up the vital work they are doing in helping animals living with homeless people.

Many hostels do not accept dogs, but your fundraising can assist them in building and hosting kennel space to allow dogs to get a safe good night’s sleep. It will also assist in any veterinary care needed to dogs living on the streets.  



War Paws aim is to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals in hostile environments and areas of civil conflict such as Iraq.

They have recently partnered with Animals of Kurdistan, a local group of animal welfare advocates in Iraq where they now have an onsite vet that is able to give the animals they come into contact with all they help they need. 

The shelter is supported entirely on donations, without your donations the shelter would not survive and the dogs would have nowhere to go, many of them are disabled and do not have the skills to survive the harsh streets of Iraq. 



Dachshund Health UK is a charity established to help support research and health improvement activities, including education of owners and buyers, for the Dachshund breed.

Funds raised through their efforts have been used support health seminars, Lafora screening and IVDD screening, amongst other important health improvement plans and resources.

This fund relies on the support of individual owners and Breed Clubs as well as fundraising events. In the absence of the usual fundraising events due to COVID, funding generated from these has dropped. That’s why Dachshund Health UK are asking you to #JoinThePack to walk your dog in September for this important charity.

You can find out more about the team and the work they do on their website.



During lockdown, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the much-loved animal charity, has shown us how rescue pets have provided much needed love and support during these uncertain times. Like many charities, Battersea has seen a significant drop in income as a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Now more than ever, Battersea needs your support.

During their 160 years of being a charity, Battersea have helped more than 3.1 million dogs and cats. Hundreds of people helped to rehome and foster animals during lockdown, but there are still many dogs and cats being cared for who are waiting for a loving new home.



As a self-funding branch of the Greyhound Trust, run by volunteers, they rely entirely on public donations and the homing of greyhounds, where the adoption fee goes straight back to bringing another greyhound in.

With the loss of major events throughout the year we have had to come up with imaginative ideas to raise money whilst understanding that incomes across the country were being affected. We could not have homed over 50 greyhounds and brought in over 30 in that period without that monetary assistance. 

As long as we can, the volunteers and Committee will work hard to home greyhounds in our care, and it is wonderful to say we have managed to home over 120 since January…. All due to a lot of hard work, a change in how we work and sheer dedication which continues with no events in the future to now.

The Greyhound Trust Hall Green need your help to continue to rehome these loving pups.



Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is a charity committed to caring for dogs, cats, equine and farm animals and small pets. 

Our aim is to find happy, loving homes for all the dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals that come into our care. Those that cannot be rehomed will spend the rest of their days with us in a caring, loving environment along with the equine and farm animals that will remain with us for life.

The Sanctuary’s annual funding requirements are a little over £1,600,000 per year! During the Corona crisis we have lost most of our major income streams and your support has never been so important to us as it is now. It’s you that keep us going and we can’t do it without you!


TEARS Animal Rescue is a non-profit, pro-life organisation situated in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa. Our core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. We also provide subsidized veterinary support and care and free sterilisations to pets in our surrounding low-income communities.

Covid-19 and the very harsh lockdown instituted by the South African Government, has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people with no income and those who were already living below the breadline struggling to survive. TEARS has become instrumental in providing food and shelter for the animals in the areas we serve, as well as providing a safe haven for animals that are unable to be cared for any longer by their owners.

We rely on the generosity and kind heartedness of donors to enable us to keep providing food and care for those who do not have a voice. Thank you for helping us to help more animals.




WECare was set up by UK vet Dr Janey Lowes, after witnessing the plight of Sri Lanka's street dogs while on holiday in 2014. Since then, her and her small team have been providing high standard veterinary care to the estimated 1-3 million roaming dogs on the island, by way of neutering, vaccinations and treatment.'



Dogs 4 Rescue is an independent kennel-free dog rescue shelter, saving those dogs who need us the most. We are pioneering a different kind of rescue, one where dogs aren't confined to pens. Dogs at D4R are free to roam, play, exercise and socialise together whilst they wait for their furever homes. Our rescue is a happy place for all dogs - whether they find a family quickly, or whether they become a Sanctuary Dog. As a social enterprise, we rely on public funding to keep running and save those dogs who need us most. 



Headed up by Michelle Clark who prior to the launch of DOTS back in 2016 had already been running a street outreach programme for 6 years, tending to the needs of the homeless with dogs, she steadily built up a strong rapport and in depth knowledge of their true needs.

​Via Michelle’s extensive work in this area, the true inspiration for DOTS came in the waggy tailed shape of a very special street dog called Poppy who changed Michelle’s life forever. Poppy’s homeless dad was taken very ill and having heard about Michelle’s work made contact to see if she could help with Poppy’s welfare while he moved into accommodation to try and better his health. Michelle took Poppy on, welcoming her into her family (including numerous other furbabies!) like one of her own. And it was this bond that was formed with Poppy that sparked the desire in Michelle to do even more than she was for the homeless doggy owning community, to provide a more permanent and regular service. 

Fast forward to now and DOTS operates weekly in London as well as running regular services in other major UK cities with a view to expand even further.

With a fully equipped mobile veterinary surgery vehicle allowing ease of access to dogs in need, DOTS ensures all the essential items and services are provided for free each and every week. From food provisions to new harnesses and leads plus training and grooming sessions. 

Michelle has been involved in a number of cases where she has been successful in getting homeless people and their dogs off the streets for good and hopes to do more of this in the future, because every body, human or canine, deserves a roof over their heads




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