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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.
Cassie
“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 (middle) then at ASDA Halesowen, Tesco Quinton and finally ASDA  Barnes Hill with Adam, Stacey, Shannon Leigh and THE dogs. All our team give their  time and efforts voluntarily and we really appreciate the stores mentioned and all those  we have still to do later in the year helping the local community and their animals.
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 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 have got off to a FLYING start and after just over six weeks of this VITAL brick appeal we have raised a wonderful  £31,640-00  towards our target. Thank you to everyone who has so far brought bricks. From the U.S.A. to Australia, and from Scotland and Wales to the Isle of Wight, Thank you.
The Charity is VERY sad to have  recently lost a very good friend and great supporter of our work, Shaw Taylor. Shaw was famous for his TV work,  particularly as the face of “Police 5” but  to us he was a Patron who supported  our work, loved animals and came along  to help us whenever time and work  allowed.  He will be sorely missed.  Our thoughts and good wishes go to his  family with our thanks for some  wonderful memories of a lovely man. 
Shaw Taylor at our  Office Opening in 2011  with Charity Founder  Helen Sinclair. 
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Every now and again we get an absolutely desperate case and this one is certainly it. This little rescued dog (left) is  “Darcey” an 11 month old Spaniel X bitch. She came from a life of hell, but then found happiness when she was  rehomed with Dawn.   Yesterday, whilst being walked in the sunshine on Eastney beach, Darcy became entangled in discarded fishing line.  Someone managed to fish hook out of her paw, but she has also swallowed a large hook and line. Dawn’s local Vet  was unable to undertake the necessary surgery and so “Darcey” was referred to a specialist vet in Winchester.   Dawn has told me that initial surgery and XRays have used up her insurance, hence I’m asking if everyone will  please help with this life or death appeal ?  As of this minute, “Darcey” is lying in the Vet’s, her life in the balance. Dawn has been quoted £2,500 to £3,000 for further surgery and the Vet will not operate without the money. This means that “Darcey’s life is literally in our hands and time is against us. But, I’m well known for never giving up, so will you please help and use the PAY PAL button below or call 01983-522-511 during office hours ASAP to make a donation of ANY size.
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“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. A  copy of Number 59 can be  obtained by calling Lacie on  01983-522-511. It is Free.
Friends of the Animals Newsletter 59 now available
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.  
MORE UNWANTED ANIMALS This is one of the reasons we’re  so badly needed and why YOUR  help is so desperately required. For more details click here.
Friends of the Animals were there to help these two rabbits. 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 wth Charity Founder Helen Sinclair Friends of the Animals are trying to fund URGENT surgery for DARCY
P.S. If this button does NOT work please click  here to use another button. Or call 01983-522-511  to make a donation by card. Don’t forget you do  NOT need a PayPal Account to use their secure  systems. Cheques can also be sent to 17A Riverway  Newport PO30 5UX. 
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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 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.
Another Brick in the Wall for Friends of the Animals new premises
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 fotaiow@hotmail.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. 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 volunteer Manager Sue Friends of the Animals Portsmouth shop Team
Friends of the Animals Rescue, rehome and arrange veterianry treatment.