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 will be out and about soon helping to raise funds for all the rescues we help within that geographical area. If you can help at an event - even if it just for an hour or two please call us now - in the first place to 01983-522-511 and speak to Helen. ALL your support will make a difference immediately and don’t forget we happily reimburse any expenses. These are just some of our 2015 fund raisers.
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£110,820-00 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 appeal to replace the POLY- TUNNEL 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.
To help TED, please either :- Click on the “Pay Pal” button below to make a donation. You do NOT need to have an account with this securesystem but please annotate your gift “TED”. ORCall Lacie, Maxine or Linda (Tues to Sat 10-00am to 4- 00pm) on 01983-522-511 to make a donation by card ORSimply send a cheque to 17A Riverway Newport PO30 5UX and just write “TED” on the back of the cheque. Thank you.
TED could do with a bit of help please.
TED is only 14mnths old. He has gone from living here - in the Midlands (above left), surviving a fire, being abused and having a leg amputated to being taken to one of our Foster homes near our Newport H.O. So far this poor soul has been through hell and we will need to spend a lot of time, money and effort on returning Ted’s trust of humans. If you can help, with a donation of ANY size it really will make a difference to this lovely dog.
RICK WAKEMAN & MILLIE
Rick Wakeman is without doubt the country’s leading Rock Keyboard player and Friends of the Animals is honoured to have his support as one of our Patrons. At Medina Theatre on Feb 6th he put on a superb show and spent a great deal of his precious time talking to and supporting the Charity. He almost got to take Millie home with him!!.
Rick has always been generous with his time and support and he helped us raffle our Valentine Dog for £168-00 on the night and presented it to the lucky winner at the end of his show. Rick is with Alan, Anne, Helen, John, Sarah, John, Di, Maxine and of course Millie and Ruby.
“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 no 61 is available. You can either download a pdf copy to read by clicking on the picture (left) or call Lacie on 01983-522-511 and she will send you a hard copy free of charge.
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 email@example.com. 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.