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Shoebox Appeal 2020

Make Christmas extra special for our rescue animals this year by giving gifts for them to open on Christmas Day.

Fill a shoebox with gifts, goodies, treats and festive cheer this year for our rescue cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, small furries and pigs. They are all hoping you will be able to make their wishes come true. Please remember to adhere to social distancing and government guidelines when getting items for your shoeboxes.

Shoebox Appeal 2020 main poster

To see what they are all hoping for and to give you some ideas and inspiration simply click on the baubles below to open their individual wish lists. When you have collected your gifts and boxed them up why not wrap the box and maybe you’d like to include a card or letter with festive wishes – we love to read your messages to the animals! How about really going to town on your shoebox and making it super decorative, something to get the whole family involved with.


Cat BaubleDog BaubleHorse BaubleFarmies BaubleSmall Furries Bauble

Alternatively, if you are unable to get out and about or would prefer to send a gift directly, take a look at our Amazon Wish Lists. Each centre has its own list catering for the animals they have in rescue there. By ordering direct the item will be delivered to your centre of choice.

View the Amazon wishlists by clicking these links

Church Knowle (Cats, Equine, Farmies and Small Furries) 

Lincoln Farm (Dogs) 

Wingletang (Cats and Dogs) 

Please no rawhide, thank you

If you shop on Amazon remember to use the Amazon Smile option and select us a your chosen charity as then we will receive a percentage donation of the net price of qualifying purchases. This is a win win for our animals as they will have a lovely gift from you and money towards their care too!

Whichever way you choose to support our shoebox appeal this year, all donations are appreciated and really do help to make a difference.

Just before we launched this appeal the government announced a national lockdown but do not fret! This just means you have more time to gather your donations, write that extra special letter and decorate your shoe box with ribbons galore! Once ready please hold on to your shoeboxes and as soon as we can we will advise how and where you can drop them off safely.

External Drop off Locations

The following businesses have very kindly offered to be drop-off points for shoe boxes. Please check with each individual location for opening times before travelling as there could be restictions in place.

Walton Lodge Vets
101 North Road 
BH14 0LT
Tel: 01202 747678

If you would like to download the poster to share with family and friends please click here.

Thank you for your continued support of our shoebox appeal.