For each of the products which we sell, we make a donation to one of the charities and organisations which we have chosen to support. As well as the larger, better know charities we are also trying to help some of the smaller ones, which have to work extremely hard to find the funding they require to continue with their work. Below are some of the charities and organisations which we have already helped through donations and by promoting them on our website and through social media.
Founded in 1891, the Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Each year they care for around 16,000 dogs at their nationwide network of re-homing centres and no healthy dog is ever destroyed. They run subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems and their Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year.
Details of their centres across the country, and the dogs which they currently have available for re-homing, can be found on their website. Information is also available regarding general dog care, special events which Dogs Trust are running and the ways in which you can help and raise much needed funds.
Smokey Paws is a not-for profit organisation working to donate critical pet lifesaving oxygen masks to all the UK's fire brigades and first responders. Around 46% of all households in the UK have pets and with over 40,000 house fires each year, it's an unfortunate fact that pets die from smoke inhalation.
Smokey Paws help to provide the specialist equipment which has already saved animals both here and in the US, where the equipment is extensively used.
Donations can be made via their website which also contains many examples of how the oxygen masks have helped to save animals.
Hillside Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need and most importantly, to bring public awareness to the millions of those suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry. Hillside is home to over 3000 animals and is one of the UK’s most successful campaigning organisations for the animals’ cause. Although most of the rescued animals originate from the farming industry, Hillside Animal Sanctuary is home to nearly 2000 horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules.
8 Lives Cat Rescue is a small rescue charity which helps and cares for cats living in the S8 postal area of Sheffield, and re-homes them throughout the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire region (Sheffield, Rotherham, Dronfield, Chesterfield etc.).
On their website you will find information about the charity, their adoption process, cats and kittens which are available for re-homing, and other links which you may find useful. They also have a blog and regular newsletter where you can find out all the latest news and stories about their cats and kittens.
Heronbank Cat Rescue is a small non-profit rescue organisation, formed in 2013, and predominantly serving the areas of Kirklees, South Leeds and West Wakefield. They care for cats which are in danger, injured, or have been abandoned and neuter and vaccinate them as appropriate, ready for them to go to their new homes.
Their website contains further information about the organisation and the work which they do, as well as listing the cats and kittens needing a home, details on volunteering for Heronbank, and the funding appeals which they are currently running.
Lizzie’s Barn is a small, independent, family-run rescue organisation situated in South Wales. The premises are in a specially converted barn, surrounded by 10 acres of land. They aim to find homes both locally and throughout the UK for dogs and puppies rejected by other organisations.
The sanctuary is able to offer them the rich social experience, mixing with people and other dogs which is essential for their development.