Tag Archives: animal charities

Calling all animal charity supporters!

15 Aug

Thank you to all of you who have completed my animal charity dissertation survey so far. I greatly appreciate your help! I still need a few more responses though so if anyone else currently supports an animal charity (either by donating or volunteering) please could you take just a few minutes to fill it in? You’ll be doing me a huge favour!


I’m super busy at the moment but I promise I’ll be back with lots more exciting animal posts in the very near future!

Thanks again!


Survey Time!

10 Aug

I’ve reached the final hurdle of my dissertation research and I need your help! I’ve put together a short online survey aimed at people who currently support an animal charity either by donating money or volunteering. The survey questions are all about the ways which animal charities communicate with their supporters and which of these tactics are most effective.

I need at least 200 responses so I’m hoping all you lovely bloggers will help me out! It only takes a few minutes to complete and you’ll be doing me a huge favour!

You can find my survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P65WWMF

Thanking you in advance 🙂

RSPCA step up live export campaign

23 Jul

With the recent high temperatures, the RSPCA have stepped up their campaign to get inspectors into Dover Port to check the welfare of animals being exported. Since the live export moved from Ramsgate to Dover, the RSPCA has been refused entry to check welfare standards, and there is a great chance that animals are suffering behind closed doors.

Welfare checks are even more crucial in hot weather. Hundreds of animals are often squashed together in high temperatures with little room to move. The RSPCA has discovered in the past that some lorries have little ventilation and no available drinking water, therefore it is vital that inspectors can gain access to check on the animals.

You can help the RSPCA in their campaign to monitor the live export trade by signing their official petition here: http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaigns/farm/livetransport/takeaction

Let’s help stop the suffering of these animals!

Introducing Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care

21 Jul

Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care is a small rabbit-dedicated charity in Glasgow which finds new homes for abandoned and neglected rabbits. They made the final stages of this year’s PetPlan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards for the animal charity team of the year category and they do some amazing work. I’m actually using them as a case study for my dissertation which looks at the media and PR strategies used by different animal charities. Why not take a look at their website and see for yourself the good work they get up to…http://fairlybelovedrabbitcare.org/

RSPCA prepare for ‘Black Saturday’

19 Jul

Tomorrow, Saturday 20th July, has been named ‘Black Saturday’ as it is known as the busiest day of the entire year for the RSPCA’s emergency helpline. A call is expected every eight seconds! That is a lot of work for the RSPCA team to deal with!

To help ease the pressure, the animal charity has suggested a few ways which the public can help this Black Saturday:

1. To report a dog trapped in a hot car, call 999. The RSPCA do not have the legal rights to break into a car, so the police need to be there anyway.

2. Check out the RSPCA website or other animal websites if you just have a general question about animal care.

3. Take injured wildlife to your local vet if possible. This is probably the quickest way to get the wildlife the help they need and vets are compensated for their work.

4. If it is an emergency, wait patiently on the emergency line until an advisor is free to take your call. It is worth a little wait to save an animal’s life!

5. Don’t block the emergency line with time-wasting calls, and show some respect for the emergency line advisors who work extremely hard in a pressured environment!

The RSPCA are doing a fantastic job helping animals. Let’s help them through their busiest day!

Cat thrown over fence is rescued by Blue Cross

15 Jul

A Blue Cross rehoming centre in Southampton was shocked to discover a cat had been thrown over the fence in a cat carrier during opening hours. Instead of taking the poor cat into the centre, she had just been thrown over into the centre’s garden and left there.

Luckily the cat had no apparent injuries apart from suffering from shock. However, it was obvious she had recently given birth to kittens even though none were abandoned with her.

The happy news is that the cat, who has been named Olivia, now has a new loving home with other cats to keep her company. I’m sure she has many happy cat years ahead of her thanks to Blue Cross! It’s still so sad that people can abandon animals in this way though!

RSPCA release silly calls list to discourage time-wasters

13 Jul

The RSPCA have released a list of silly phone calls they have received in order to discourage people from wasting precious time which could be spent on more serious cases. The animal charity has seen a 65% increase in the number of calls to its 24-hour cruelty line since last January, and unnecessary calls add more pressure to this extremely busy service.

Here are some of the time-wasting calls on the list:
1) Someone who claimed to have just seen Bigfoot.
2) Someone who wanted to know where to buy a bird noise CD.
3) A wife rang the RSPCA to tell them her husband wouldn’t get out of bed to walk the dog.
4) Someone rang the line when an animal was attacked in the film they were watching- it was Call of the Wild from 1972.
5) A dog owner called to ask if someone could come out to teach her dog the green cross code.

Unbelievable! The list is quite funny to read through but when we think about all the time these silly calls waste it isn’t funny at all for the RSPCA. Callers reporting serious cases of animal cruelty and neglect may struggle to get through because these unnecessary calls are taking up the line.

So please don’t call the emergency line for a silly reason. If you just need some general pet advice check out the RSPCA website first or chat to your local vet.