Friday, 26 November 2010

Charity focus: Leicester Animal Aid

Leicester Animal Aid is a charity close to my heart as well as my home. The charity rescues and rehomes more than 550 dogs and cats each year from its rescue centre in Huncote, Leicestershire. But now it’s struggling to fund this valuable work.

The recession has affected all of us, and many people have had to tighten their belts. Throughout 2010, Leicester Animal Aid has seen a considerable downturn in donations. Now the charity is in a vulnerable financial position and has made an urgent appeal for help.

“As we approach the end of 2010 we are very concerned for the future of the animals that, through no fault of their own, find themselves without a home and are in desperate need of care and support,” said the charity’s Chairman Anne Martin in a statement earlier this year.

If you’d like to help Leicester Animal Aid, there are many ways to do it. You can make a regular or one-off donation, adopt or sponsor a rescue dog or cat, or donate essential items such as dog food, cat litter, bleach, washing powder, sterilising fluid or bin liners to the centre.

Leicester Animal Aid works hard to ensure a bright future for dogs and cats in need. Here’s hoping it gets the help it needs to continue its good work.

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