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Overwhelmed by your generosity - Thank You


Lottie having as much fun with the boxes, as her present

Overwhelmed by your generosity - Thank You

Whoever coined the phrase that Christmas is a time for sharing, certainly had the supporters of Margaret Green Animal Rescue (MGAR) in mind.

Following the launch of our shoebox appeal back in November we have been staggered at the response, and overwhelmed at the generosity shown to all our animals.  We asked for treats, toys and goodies in a shoebox or small container, so that all the pets with us over the Christmas Holidays, would have something special of their own to open on Christmas Day.

The Centre Managers at all three of the MGAR sites have been thrilled with the care and support shown to all our animals.  It meant that every single pet had something to open on Christmas Day, with many getting special treats throughout the holidays.

None of our animals were missed out, even the chickens had Christmas presents to open, Helen Chittock from Lincoln Farm near Bere Regis said  the “support we have received has been astounding and enabled us to do something for every dog with us”  in Devon at Wingletang, Niki Ging agreed, saying “the shoe boxes have given us some fun, not just delivering them and seeing the pets open them, but also just like children, the cats enjoyed playing in the boxes just as much as the presents inside them”

We just couldn’t do it all without the help and support of the staff, volunteers and visitors though, Kate Wickins,  at the Visitor Centre in Church Knowle near Wareham said “the shoebox appeal epitomises what Christmas is about, caring and sharing, it makes you feel good to be a part of it and sets you up to do it all over again in 2017.

Final word goes to Helen, “Everyone at MGAR cannot thank you all enough for what you have done for our pets,  it means the world to us”

wingletang staff

Staff at Wingletang needed Wheelbarrows to bring in all the shoeboxes


Santa making his deliveries on Christmas Morning

lincoln farm

Now, which one shall I open first?