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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.

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Travel to Sri Lanka - Volunteers are urgently required


Volunteers urgently required
by Denize Woodstock, Animal SOS Sri Lanka

Volunteers are urgently required to help out at Animal SOS Sri Lanka, an animal sanctuary on the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka.

The sanctuary consists of a 4-acre plot with over 300 dogs and around 14 cats and you will be involved in puppy feeding, caring for dogs in the nursing area, socialising puppies, giving physiotherapy to disabled dogs as well as other various tasks.


Could you help Animal SOS Sri Lanka care for this little pup? 

 Get stuck in and lend a paw - Animal SOS Sri Lanka needs volunteers to help
Sponsor a Dog

I have recently returned from a 2-week trip out there and can say that I had a truly amazing time with memories that I will hold in my heart forever. It means the world to you to play a small part in the recovery of an animal that can now walk after being told that they would be paralyzed for life, to socialise puppies and to rescue a dog that was near death’s door.

This is the perfect opportunity to do something different; take time out from a hectic lifestyle, spend part of your 'gap year' here or an interesting addition to your CV if you so wish.

You will be required to pay for your flight, accommodation and meals although the sanctuary may be able to provide accommodation on-site for a small fee.

Make a difference, let Sri Lanka get under your skin and the animals into your heart – you will have an amazing time!

Take a look at our Facebook page, which is updated on a daily basis  or our website

Please contact Kim Cooling at or 07773 746108 and we look forward to seeing you soon......................

More about Animal SOS Sri Lanka

Animal SOS Sri Lanka was founded on the vision of Kim Cooling, who saw the plight of animals in Sri Lanka, particularly the strays, and decided to take action and help them. 

The charity faces many challenges among the animals of Sri Lanka: cruelty and neglect, disease and other dangers such as road accidents. The work undertaken by Animal SOS Sri Lanka includes sterilising and vaccinating the strays to reduce the chance of litters being born on the streets, and to also help control the spread of rabies, which is prevalent in Sri Lanka. Animal SOS Sri Lanka give loving care to strays at their sanctuary, while their emergency veterinary clinic treats sick and injured strays, performs sterilisations and gives quality veterinary care to the animals in the sanctuary

Animal SOS Sri Lanka
UK registered charity,
number 1119902

Will you sponsor Team Animal SOS in the
Three Peaks Over Three Days Challenge?

Please, please dig deep and sponsor 'Team Animal SOS' who are taking part in Three Peaks Over Three Days Challenge from 5- 8th July to raise vital funds for the charity. You can sponsor them here 
or please contact if you wish to send a cheque.

The team will be raising funds to buy desperately needed surgery equipment i.e. anaesthetic machine, scanner, x-ray machine, hydraulic operating table etc, to enable them to carry on their life-saving work.

Volunteer in Sri Lanka - the perfect opportunity to make a difference and help animals 
Click here for more info about Animal SOS Sri Lanka 

More info on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is found in the Indian Ocean, off the southern part of India. It covers just over 25,000 square miles. Animal SOS Sri Lanka has some wonderful photos on its website. 

Sri Lanka Guide Books are available from Lonely Planet and you can find out more on Sri Lanka from Lonely Planet as well.  Another useful resource is the official website for Sri Lanka Tourism

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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.