What does your donation mean to the pets at Margaret Green Animal Rescue?
Friday 24th February 2017
Do you ever wonder where your donation goes, and who it is helping? During December the super staff of Margaret Green Animal Rescue (MGAR) and their amazing volunteers joined in the Support Adoption For Pets #SantaPaws Fundraiser.
They joined staff at Pets At Home in Bournemouth and Liskeard where customers were asked to donate 50p towards a rescue pet’s dinner and were able to enjoy a number of promotions like the doggy and cat dips, tombola and cake weekend.
In total they raised just over £1500 with the very generous donations, in this case the donations were used to feed the dogs and cats at the three centres in Church Knowle near Wareham, Lincoln Farm, Bere Regis and Wingletang near Tavistock, where Food Bills total more than £13,000 yearly even with all the animal food donations received.
Senior Animal Welfare Worker Tash with rescue dog Duke at Liskeard Pets At Home.
Community Fundraising Assistant Jazmin with volunteers Sarah, Claire and Lenka at Bournemouth Pets At Home.
Where else do the donations like this get used within the charity, vet bills alone at MGAR account for more than £10,000 per month of our outgoings, here are a couple of examples of how your money has directly helped the care and welfare of the animals MGAR are rescuing and rehoming:
Pinkie the Cat came to us from a very loving home, often the animals who join us come in through no fault of their own, but home situations can change, and we are able to help when that happens. As part of our care all our pets go through a thorough medical examination, during this it became clear that Pinkie needed our help as quickly as possible.Pinkie was diagnosed with a hernia in her diaphragm, which meant parts of her intestine and colon were in her chest cavity – she had surgery to correct this at a cost of £770, her generous donor family helped us with the cost of the operation, by giving £400 towards her care. Pinkie has received the best care possible and is now that little bit closer to her Forever Home, she is reserved and waiting to join her new family.
Nigel and Nancy the Rabbits came to us after an accidental mating meant there were just too many in the family. They are a loving pair, but couldn’t be left together to continue to breed, and there was the question of what would happen to their babies; so the whole family came to us at Church Knowle. The baby bunnies have been looked after and will be rehomed in pairs, or as a companion to an existing rabbit. Mum and Dad, Nancy and Nigel, have now been neutered at a cost of £110 and are available to be rehomed together again, this time without the patter of tiny paws.
These are just a couple of the everyday stories of how the money you raised is put to use so well, there are so many ways you can help, through donations, volunteering, sponsoring our animals to name just a few – what you can be assured of is that your donation is being use purely for the care and welfare of the animals.
We know that Pinkie, Nigel and Nancy would like to say thank you on behalf of all their friends at the MGAR Rescue and Rehoming Centres.
See below for the fun had during our time in stores: