Ways to Help

Urgent Appeal

Are you at home most of the day?
Do you love dogs?
Do you want a dog but not the expense or long term commitment?
Can you give a dog a loving temporary home?

Please contact us if you live on the Isle of Wight on 522-511 for more information about becoming a FOSTER CARER”

We are seeking supporters on the I.O.W. who would be willing to run a stall at Car Boots to raise much needed funds for rescued animals. Possibly two friends who would be willing to pick up goods from our Gunville shop, price the items and sell. If you can help please phone 01983 522511 .

There are MANY many ways to help Friends of the Animals, these ways all help our rescues ranging from hands on short term fostering to helping in one of our shops.

Please take a look at the lists below and see how you could help.


Can you help Friends of the Animals?


Short Term Fostering
If YOU are free most of the time, have an enclosed garden and want to help a rescued dog.
WE will supply all the bedding, food, equipment, veterinary care etc. and cover your expenses.

Pet Food
All our rescues need feeding so a tin / packet / sachet of pet food donated at one of our collection points or dropped off when were fund raising is ALWAYS welcome.
Collection points are at Pets at Home, Burrfields, Portsmouth.
Pets at Home in Newport on the I.O.W.
Tesco in Ryde
Morrisons in Newport
and we’re soon to be in Co-op in Newport. and at our shops in Portsmouth and Gunville

Voluntary drivers take animals and their owners to vets, help collect donations and even transport other volunteers to events.
The more voluntary drivers we have – the more we can achieve. We happily pay a mileage rate.


Home Checkers
Matching the right animal to the right home is crucial. We are always looking for people to visit potential new homes to assess their suitability for a pet.
We give detailed training and support for this very important task.

Do you have a skill?
Are you a handyman /woman, a builder, a musician, a mechanic? All these talents could help the Sanctuary, our foster homes, our rescues. PAM PALCO has a rare talent. She is a wonderful American artist who’s beautiful miniature paintings are much sought after.
She kindly makes donations to the Charity when one of her pieces sells in this country. Pam’s paintings (above left) are proof that whatever your ability and wherever you live, you CAN make a difference.

Help out for an hour or two
The list of place and things you can do with just a small gift of time is endless!
At a street or store collection, an hour or two’s “tin shaking can raise £60. An hour or two in one of our shops can make a real difference and raise £100.
A regular hour or two at the Sanctuary can save a life. A couple of hours of admin work can ensure we have the funds and support to keep going.
A car boot can raise the money for a vital dental operation. A Quiz night at your local pub or club could raise the money to save an animal with pyometre. Arrange for us to come and give a talk to your club or group.
Plan / organise your own event – we will try and support with publicity and items. Hold a raffle at your place of work. We can often help with prizes and advertising.


Shopping On Line
Register with “Give as you live” to do your on line shopping.
Then as you shop, the stores themselves make a donation to the Charity. It’s as simple as that!


Pet Insurance
If you are thinking of taking out pet Insurance look at “Pet Plan” as an insurance provider for your pet. By using Pet Plan and quoting 1300026427
Pet Plan will donate 10% of your first premium to the Charity.


Old and Foreign Coins
We avidly collect out of date and Foreign coins and bank notes.
Every year we are able to raise hundreds of pounds from this one item.
Drop them off to any branch or we may be able to collect.



Pets at Home
If, When, you next shop at “Pets at Home” please join “Support Adoption for Pets” – the Charitable arm of Pets at Home.
You will get special offers on YOUR purchases AND you can nominate Friends of the Animals to be your chosen Charity and we will receive a percentage of the amount you spend every time you shop and swipe your card.


Gift Aid
If you have kindly made a donation for our the rescues and you pay tax PLEASE complete a “Gift Aid” form by clicking here and sending it to our Head Office.
The Charity will then be able to claim an additional 25% from The Government at NO COST TO YOU!
A £10-00 donation is worth an additional £2-50 when the Charity makes it’s claim.

Do you ebay?
If you are an ebayer, you can choose Friends of the Animals to receive some or all of the proceeds of an items sold “for Charity”.
The proportion of the amount you donate will be reflected in the proportion of the final sale costs levied by EBAY.
So, when you’re having your next clear out on line please remember our rescued animals.

If you are able to help in any way, please email us in the first instance using the form below, leaving your name, email address and a telephone number as to where we can contact you.

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