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Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helps over 194,000 cats and kittens per year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.
CP also provide an array of cat care information via their publications, website and Helpline; promotion of the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming abandoned cats and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.
Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity. The charity rehabilitates and finds new homes for dogs which have been abandoned or given up by their owners. They have a network of Rehoming Centres across the UK and Ireland. People are encouraged to sponsor a dog for at least £1 a week, even if they are not able to rehome the dog.
For the dogs that have had a particularly bad start in life and would not be happy living in a normal home environment, the charity takes care of these dogs with funds from the dog sponsorship. They have also created a sanctuary where selected dogs can live together free from excessive human contact.
It also runs microchipping and neutering schemes in the United Kingdom and abroad, in order to reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and stray dogs put to sleep by other organisations.
The charity is best known for its slogan "A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas", which is used either in full or shortened to "A Dog is for Life" in advertising. The phrase was created to reduce the number of dogs which are abandoned as unwanted.
Dogs Trust also also actively campaign to protect dogs from cruelty including: docking of tails and unecessary euthanasia
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
PDSA is the UK's leading vet charity. Our vision is a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet, through preventing disease, educating owners and offering lifesaving treatments. Every year we provide 2.7 million treatments, helping almost half a million pets and bringing peace of mind to 300,000 owners.
We're the UK's biggest nature conservation charity - we focus on conserving the UK's wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats.
We want to inspire you to give nature a home, whether you're a farmer with hundreds of acres or a gardener nurturing a tiny window box.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is the leading animal welfare charity whose vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.
They work in a variety of different areas with the provision of the following: vetinary care, low cost vetinary care, pet respite, animal rescue, campaigns, investigating cruelty, prosecution and rehabilitation.
For 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland's land and seas.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.
The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Scottish SPCA is Scotlands animal welfare charity.
We rescue animals in danger, find pets new homes, investigate abuse and prevent cruelty through our free Prevention through Education programme for Scottish schools.
Founded in 1839, the Scottish SPCA has been helping animals in Scotland for over 175 years.
We are the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office. This means our inspectors can enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Donations are vital because we receive no government or lottery funding. Please help defenceless animals in Scotland by making a donation today.
Together for Animals is comprised of five leading animal welfare charities – Animal Health Trust, Blue Cross, Mayhew, SPANA and World Horse Welfare - working to relieve the suffering of pets and working animals in the UK and abroad, including in some of the world's poorest communities.
We believe that no animal should suffer from injury, disease, abuse or neglect.
Because of the kind support and donations Together for Animals receives, we are able to help change the lives of cats, dogs, donkeys, and horses by:
• Fighting to ensure animals are treated with the respect and kindness they deserve
• Finding happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets and horses
• Campaigning for animal welfare
• Providing free veterinary care for working animals in the world's poorest communities
• Researching and treating disease and injury in animals
Every cat, dog, donkey and horse helped depends on donations from people
like you who share our love of animals.
Supporting Together for Animals is an easy and effective way of helping a variety of animals in need, making a difference to their lives, now and in the future.
Your donations are shared equally between all five charities. They receive no government funding and are totally dependent on the generosity of people like you.
Together, we can ensure that all animals have happier, healthier lives.
Who we help:
Together for Animals is comprised of five leading animal welfare charities:
• Animal Health Trust – exists to fight disease and injury in animals. Thanks to their pioneering work improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention, horses, dogs and cats are living healthier, happier lives.
• Blue Cross – finds happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets and we keep pets healthy by promoting welfare and providing treatment.
• Mayhew – Mayhew is an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and communities both in UK and internationally.
• SPANA– The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad provides free veterinary care for working animals in the worldâ's poorest communities, and works with animal owners and children to ensure these animals are treated with the respect and kindness they deserve.
• World Horse Welfare – An international horse charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care
The Ulster Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) is the second oldest Animal Welfare Charity in the world. Founded in 1836 as the Belfast SPCA it's first priority was to challenge the abuse of working horses, a daily occurrence on the Victorian city streets. The eventual name change from Belfast to Ulster SPCA acknowledged the scale, scope and success of the Charity's expanded operations across the province.
The purpose of our founders to 'Prevent Cruelty and Relieve Suffering' remains as the driving force for our Charitable activities. The USPCA differs from many other animal welfare groups who focus on the needs of a single species with our unique commitment to protect ALL our animals.
Whilst there are heartless individuals willing to inflict unnecessary suffering on animals the need for a USPCA will remain. This Society will ensure its resources are effectively used to prevent animal cruelty and relieve suffering. For over 175 years we have fulfilled our commitment by adapting to the times. The USPCA will continue to protect ALL animals by utilising and adapting advances in technology to help tackle an ever present problem.
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. They defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue – Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.
Our vision is a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. Together we can move the world for animals.
We move the world to protect animals and help people to see how important animals are to all of us.
The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, working in the field of the biodiversity conservation, and the reduction of humanitys footprint on the environment.