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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.E On 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). 
Friends of the Animals supporting Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary Friends of the Animals supporting Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary Friends of the Animals supporting Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary
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.  
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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
We urgently need your help please and by sponsoring a  BRICK 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 thanks Helen 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 FAR We are getting there ..... so far our VITAL brick appeal we have raised a wonderful  £82,530-00  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.
25th Birthday edition of Friends of the Animals Newsletter
MANY MANY THANKS To 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.
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  wonderful Staffie 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 

400 animals at a Sanctuary in the Midlands. 

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Friends of the Animals Rescues benefit from Give a Car
Sadly, not everything we  put on our site constitutes “good news”; It is with  great sadness that we  must report that  “CASSIE” the Canine  collecting Queen had to  be put to sleep recently.  Please click here to see  just what a FANTASTIC  animal CASSIE was. 
Friends of the Animals will miss Cassie Helen Sinclair Founder of Friends of the Animals
To see our new range of  fantastic Merchandise for sale  in support of our rescues  please click here. 
NEWSLETTER  AVAILABLE The 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 here for details.  
Thanks to SAINSBURYS Selly Oak for supporting Friends of the Animals. Thank you to Morrisons Castle Bromwich for supporting Friends of the Animals. Thanks to Morrisons Walsall for supporting Friends of the Animals
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.  
Friends of the Animals Fund Raising at ASDA Halesowen Friends of the Animals Fund Raising at Tesco Quinton Friends of the Animals Shopping bags Friends of the Animals supporting Farm Animal sanctuary Friends of the Animals Funding a new Poly Tunnel at the Sanctuary Friends of the Animals Supporter Jillie Wheeler BEM and Alan Law Friends of the Animals could reunite this dog with his family because he was microchipped. Friends of the Animals were very pleased to collect at TESCO Worcester for our Rescues John Dog suit collecting for Friends of the Animals at Tesco Sheldon. Friends of the Animals supporting Ludo at Doggy Paddles HOME
To see how YOU can raise money for our  rescues OFTEN AT NO COST TO  YOURSELF through these companies,  please click here.
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 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. 03589234    Send 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 Portsmouth shop Team
Friends of the Animals Rescue, rehome and arrange veterianry treatment.