Copyright Friends of the Animals
For help with the cost of veterinary treatment in the West Midlands, Portsmouth / Southampton areas and the Isle of Wight, particularly Spaying and Neutering please call 01983-522-511. Tues - Sat 10-00am - 4-00pm.
CHARITY FOUNDER HELEN SINCLAIR COLLECTS HER M.B.EOn May 1st, Charity Founder Helen Sinclair went to Buckingham Palace to collect her M.B.E. for “Services to Animal Welfare”. Helen was presented with her award by H.R.H. The Princess Royal and as you can see, Helen was, on behalf of the Charity, absolutely delighted.
“Friends of the Animals”was an early member of the FUND RAISING STANDARDS BOARD. For more details please click on the link (right).
MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE today by adoption or sponsoring an animals at the Sanctuary in Wolverton.. For just £2-00p a month you will help fund your chosen animal’s feed and any veterinary treatment for as long as you’d like. We will also keep you updated on YOUR animal.
The MIDLANDS team of volunteers have been out and about early this year helping our many rescues and the subsidised spaying and neutering scheme we offer. At the first collection of the year (below Left) Dave is with Steph at Sainsburys Selly Oak and not to be out done “Dog Suit” John is seen at Morrisons Castle Bromwich (next left) and at Morrisons Walsall then at ASDA Halesowen, Tesco Quinton and finally ASDA Barnes Hill with Adam, Stacey, Shannon Leigh and THE dogs. The Dog Suits then caused quite a stir at Tesco Worcester (St Peters) (near right) and Sheldon, (far right) where the team publicised the work of the Charity and, in particular our subsidised Spaying and Neutering scheme. All our team give their time and efforts voluntarily and we really appreciate the support of the stores mentioned
For 25 years ‘Friends of the Animals’ has helped many thousands of sick, injured and unwanted animals and we have done 28,800 spays/neuters. Rescues include: a dog left locked in a flat which was being bulldozed, ducks that had been stoned - and others who’d been shot. We’ve helped swans and cygnets, usually suffering from botulism or dreadful injuries inflicted by discarded fishing line. We’ve removed litters of puppies and kittens from sealed boxes and cupboards and we rescued a dog who’d been thrown in a bramble thicket with his four legs bound together with wire. We’ve scooped hedgehogs from drains and untangled them from strawberry netting and we’ve pulled animals from water. We thought we’d seen it all, but were astounded to find a young cat who’d been badly injured in a road accident – left at the bottom of the garden to die – as the owner had no money ! We’ve done all this .....
25 years of CARING
BUT NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BUILD ON THAT SUCCESS AND SAFEGUARD THE FUTURE
We urgently need your help please and by sponsoring aBRICK for just £10-00 (or multiples thereof) you will enable us to put another “brick in the wall”. We’ve got just over a year to reach the target and together I know we can make it. So…………please be part of a better future for thousands of animals. Heartfelt thanksHelen Sinclair MBE (Founder)
Next year we hit a crisis, as the lease on our Current Base expires! A builder has calculated the number of bricks needed to secure permanent premises for the Charity and we’ll be working extra hard to raise the £200,000 it will take
THE TOTAL SO FARWe have got off to a FLYING start and so far our VITAL brick appeal we have raised a wonderful£73,060-00 towards our target.Thank you to everyone, from Rock Stars to M.Ps who have so far brought bricks. From the U.S.A. to Australia, and from Scotland and Wales to the Isle of Wight, Thank you.
MANY MANY THANKSTo everyone who kindly supported our recent appeal to replace the POLYTUNNEL at the Sanctuary near Stratford upon Avon. The Polytunnel is used to a) store feed and crucial items and b) to offer protection for elderly or poorly animals whilst they are being treated. It was therefore crucial to replace the covering as soon as possible.YOUR support has enabled a new cover to be installed. The pictures show just how sizeable it is and how important it is to the animals that rely upon us.
We get LOTS of support from different people doing a wide range of events. For example, on Sat 29th Aug.Jillie Wheeler B.E.M. and her dog Seely are holding a Garage Sale at their home in Bembridge PO35 5TJ between 10- 00am and 4-00pm. ALL the money raised will support Casiie’s Care 4 Pets a part of the Charity that helps older people with unexpected vets’ bills. Jillie is pictured (left) presenting the “Volunteer of the Year” award to Alan Law. The award is sponsored by Heather Follis.
GET YOUR DOG MICROCHIPPED AND WEARING A TAG
This lovely dog was on holiday on the Isle of Wight when he became separated from his family. He was found wandering - lead attached - on a road with cars speeding by at 50-60mph. Fortunately one of our team was also passing and with patience and some dog biscuits caught hold of him.Equally fortuitously, Maxine had a microchip scanner and was able to ring the London family who could quickly collect their much loved pet. Chipping your dog is a small price to pay to get them back. If you haven’t done it yet PLEASE do so NOW.
There are MANY ways for the Charity to help an animal. LUDO, a wonderfulStaffie having leg strengthening swiming sessions supported by Friends of the Animals.
“Friends of the Animals”
Is a Registered Charity that rescues, rehomes and arranges veterinary
treatment for almost any animal and bird. We arrange spays and
neuters at a subsidised rate in certain areas and we also support almost
Sadly, not everything we put on our site constitutes “good news”; It is with great sadness that we must report that “CASSIE” the Caninecollecting Queen had to be put to sleep recently. Please click here to seejust what a FANTASTIC animal CASSIE was.
To see our new range of fantastic Merchandise for sale in support of our rescues please click here.
NEWSLETTER AVAILABLEThe Charity’s current Newsletter is available. OUR 25th BIRTHDAY edition (Number 60) can be obtained by calling Lacie on 01983-522-511. It is Free.
Don’t forget our two shops - in London Rd Portsmouth and Gunville Rd Gunville. Both would love your support with donations or a couple of hours of time. Click herefor details.
We TRULY appreciate YOUR support and when we have our own premises, EVERY single “BRICK” donation will be acknowledged in a record of honour - we will also be pleased to take note of any “Anonymous gifts” - so please make sure you include your name and address (if you wish) with your gift. THANK YOU.
TO DONATE. PLEASE TEXT “FOTA01 £1” to 70070
To see how YOU can raise money for our rescues OFTEN AT NO COST TO YOURSELF through these companies, please clickhere.
LEO (The Cow), MARIGOLD & MORGAN (The Goats) and MANDY the sheep (below) are amongst those animals looking for a sponsor. To see the full list of animals needing help please click here.
BRICKS CAN BE PURCHASED IN MULTIPLES OF £10-00. To sponsor a Brick / Bricks please either :-Call 01983-522-511 and make a donation by Card - Don’t forget to mention BRICK(S)Use the Paypal “Donate” button (below) (and annotate your gift BRICKS If you have your own Paypal account you can donate direct to the Charity’s account firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to go to our “Merchandise page” and use the PayPal link to Sponsor more than one Brick. If you use Telephone Banking the Charity’s Account for this urgent appeal is:- sort code 090720 Acct No. 03589234Send a Cheque or Postal Order made out to “Friends of the Animals” to 17A Riverway, Newport PO30 5UX. Please include your own name and address and mention BRICK(S).Click HERE to download a form giving more details of the appeal.
Friends of the Animals Rescue, rehome and arrange veterianry treatment.