With many animal charities now in crisis due to ever increasing economic difficulties, we are starting our Dogs’ Trust Christmas Appeal earlier this year.
Sadly, sometimes our pets are the first thing we feel we can abandon when things get tough.
It is fortunate indeed that charities like the Dogs’ Trust and many others are there to pick up the pieces and find new and loving homes for these dogs.
We’re asking the generous people of North Devon to help these unwanted pets by donating food.
We urgently need dog tins, biscuits, toys, blankets, “Schmackos”, towels, and soft treats.
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However, we are unable to accept duvets, sleeping bags and cushions.
The Barnstaple Cats Protection is also overflowing with cats and kittens and would like our help. They too need cat food and plenty of it!
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We are situated on the main road at Yelland just outside Instow. Look for the large sign in our front garden. We have been cleaning out our garage for some months and it’s now ‘up to a standard’ to accept donations.
If we are out, please leave goods in the front porch or garage with your name and address as we do like to acknowledge your kindness.
This year we are lucky to have the assistance of Lorna Davies, one of the Gazette’s area distributors. We appreciate that most of us are having to ‘tighten our belts’ this Christmas – but can you imagine what it must be like for a dog or cat losing their family and home and not understanding why they have been abandoned – or in some cases, cruelly treated and abused?
Please help if you can; a few tins are much appreciated and if you are unable to deliver, we can collect – just give us a ring on 01271 860989.
Jim Bell (Cllr)
38 West Yelland