THE RSPCA in Birmingham is offering the perfect gift for any animal lover – the gift of a Safe Haven for hundreds of abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals.
The RSPCA appeals to the public every year not to give pets as a Christmas gift as an animal should only be bought by a potential owner and never on behalf of someone else.
Instead, by giving the gift of a Safe Haven, people are offering a helping hand for a brighter future to many homeless animals in Birmingham.
By making a regular donation (from £3 per month to as much as you like) people can chose a kennel, cat pen or rabbit run.
The money will be used to help each animal that occupies that space until it finds a new home, this way people are helping lots of animals rather than just one and at a time when they desperately need help.
By giving monthly or making a one-off payment of £36, the recipient’s name will be displayed at the animal centre.
They will also receive a Safe Haven Christmas pack including Christmas card, certificate and car sticker.
All the Safe Haven money goes directly towards the running of Birmingham Animal Centre.
The centre receives no Government funding, relying entirely on local support from Birmingham, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield. This year to date, staff at Birmingham Animal Centre have found homes for 345 dogs, 616 cats and 344 small animals including 132 rabbits.
Emma Jesson from ITV Central officially launched the scheme this year. She said: “I am extremely happy to support the work of the RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre.
“I think to give an animal lover the gift of a Safe Haven is a fabulous way to help lots of abandoned and ill treated animals.”
Animals such as Hoppy the rabbit, Sophie the dog and Amelia the cat, all of which are currently in RSPCA care at Birmingham and are looking for a home for Christmas.
Anyone interested in offering a home to Hoppy, Sophie or Amelia can call Birmingham Animal Centre any day (except Tuesday) between 11am and 3.30pm on 0300 123 0754.