How far will your volunteering reach?

Where do you want your volunteering to have an impact?  At home? In your area? Nationally? Overseas?  Here are a few ideas...

UK Politics

Thursday 8th June 2017 was the UK General Election.  So what do animal charities have to say?

Sign the petition started on asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - will tell you why.

List of Animal Charities
Koalas need your help

Koalas are being left homeless, thanks to excessive tree clearing. 

Click here to find out how you can help

SUCCESS: Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India

The World Land Trust has reached its target to help Indian elephants.  Find out more here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help Butterfly Conservation with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

Charity Christmas Cards to help horses and donkeys

There are a number of lovely charity Christmas cards about this year - and if you're a horse or donkey lover looking to support a horse charity or a donkey charity through buying Christmas cards, here are a few you could lend a hoof to! 

It's also worth taking a look at their gift and shop sections as many have wonderful virtual gifts giving working animals the help they need, whether it's veterinary treatment or water troughs, and educating young people about horse and donkey welfare.  And many charities run adoption schemes so that you can adopt a donkey or adopt a horse (or sponsor them, depending on the term used by the charity) and give adoption gifts. 

Compassion in World Farming Christmas Cards OK, so these obviously aren't horses and donkeys, but you could make life better for farm animals by supporting Compassion in World Farming when you buy your Christmas cards.  There are 10 in a pack, with these two designs featuring two animals CIWF are championing in their End the Cage Age campaign. 
The Donkey Sanctuary has Christmas all wrapped up with Christmas cards such as "Feeding Time" pictured right.  There's also calendars and wrapping paper.   All available from their online shop Click here to trot off to the Donkey Sanctuary

Christmas cards from The Horse Trust
© The Horse Trust

Among the charity Christmas cards available, you could canter off to the Horse Trust's website - including these lovely cards called Police Horses in Retirement.  One of the things the Horse Trust does is to pledge to look after police horses in retirement as they are often on the front lines in times of conflict.  Click here to see the Horse Trust's Christmas cards

How about supportning the gentle giants and miniatures of Lincolnshire with your gift?

The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre has been caring for horses of all sizes from miniature ponies and Shetlands to Shires and Clydesdales for over 25 years.  It is both a visitors centre and an equestrian sanctuary providing a forever home to horses & animals in need.  You can find out more about some of their horses here
 Click here to go to the Northcote Heavy Horse Charity
© Northcote Heavy Horse Centre
Click here to see the Christmas cards from Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare
© Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare 
The charity Bransby Hores Rescue and Welfare is dedicated  to improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules since it was established  in 1968.  It has two equine rescue centres in Lincolnshire and  Herefordshire and about 400 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules are cared for across the Charity at any one time.  Here are their Christmas cards

Redwings Horse Sanctuary also sell Christmas cards. They care for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day.  Their shop has lots of Christmas decorations to choose from, as well as cards.

The Brooke  has an amazing range of gifts which will be gifts not only for your loved one, should you choose to buy one, but will also be a wonderful present for horses and donkeys.  They include Portable Water Troughs, Restful Shade, Medicines for Clinics, First Aid Kits, Grooming Kits and more. Click here to see their range. 

Canter away to see Redwings Horse Sanctuary's Christmas cards

© Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Give wildlife a pond

Wildlife need water as well.  Give the wildlife in your garden a pond - it doesn't have to be a big one!  More info

Dogs DIE in hot cars

Would you know what to do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? Find out more here

Give the gift of water

Give working animals the gift of water - here's how you can do it. 

Cat Care in Hot Weather

Cats Protection have advice for cat owners and carers in hot weather.  Click here to pounce on it!

Art World Conservation

Art World Conservation are having an amazing charity event in August to raise awareness about wildlife, conservation and climate change. More Info

Ways to help
Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.