Each year Gables Dogs and Cats Home takes in nearly 1000 unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats and this year we have seen an increase in the number of vulnerable puppies and kittens needing our help. It is vitally important that we provide our animals with the very best care during their stay with us and their pens must be kept warm and comfortable at all times. During the winter months we use lots of donated duvets and blankets to help keep our animals warm and cosy, but our heating bills still increase dramatically. There are 81 cat pens and 82 dog kennels to keep warm, which costs over £5000 each year.
General Manager Claire Sparkes said: “This will be the fourth year that we have asked for help with our heating costs. Our supporters have been so generous in previous years; their help with our heating costs really does make a difference to how we can look after the vulnerable dogs and cats in our care. This year in particular has been a challenge as we’ve been unable to hold or attend any fundraising events, which means we are now facing a huge funding shortfall.”
If you can help by make a donation to our Winter Heating Appeal, we would be so grateful for any contributions. Your donation will help us to improve the lives of rescue dogs and cats in your local area. If we are lucky enough to raise more than our target, that money will also be used to help the animlas in our care.