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Christmas Present Ideas for Animal Lovers

With Christmas just around the corner, here a few things you could could get as gifts for any animal lovers in your household.

Animal Sponsorship : PDSA

PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. This year we will provide over 1.8 million free treatments to sick and injured pets. Right now, we have a special group of patients who have long-term illnesses and are in desperate need of help. PDSA receives no funding from HM Government or the National Lottery for our PetAid services. So we are looking for kind people to sponsor these pets better. Will you be one of them? Your support could save a life. To become a sponsor or for more information, please click here.

Click here to Sponsor a PDSA Animal in Need

Join PDSA

Founded in 1917, PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. We help thousands of sick and injured pets every day. PDSA receives no funding from HM Government or the National Lottery for our PetAid services, so we rely entirely on the generous support of pet lovers to treat pets who need us. You can become a PDSA Best Friend and help save pets’ lives for as little as £1 a week. To become a Best Friend or for more information, please click here.

Click here to Join the PDSA

Donation : PDSA

Founded in 1917, PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. We help thousands of sick and injured pets every day. Many are in a critical state. PDSA receives no funding from HM Government or the National Lottery for our PetAid services. So we rely entirely on the generous support of pet lovers to treat pets who need us. Your gift could save a life. So please make a donation today. To help, or for more information, please click here.

Click here to make the PDSA a Donation

Animal Sponsorship : The Aspinall Foundation

It is a sad fact that humans are likely to cause the extinction of a quarter of all known species in the next 20 years, unless we work together to protect them now.

The Aspinall Foundation works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks to protect rare and endangered animals, and return them to protected areas in the wild.

By adopting an animal today you will be giving endangered species a chance of survival for the future. From just £3 per month you will be helping to protect, feed, keep healthy and enriched through play the animals in our care in Kent and around the world.

In return we will send you a wallpaper, fact sheet and certificate for your chosen animal, as well as a monthly e-newsletter and a free entry to one of our parks in Kent. You will receive regular updates on your animal. Click Here

Click here to Adopt a Endangered Species at the Aspinall Foundation

Donation : International Animal Rescue

The aim of International Animal Rescue (IAR) is to come to the aid of suffering animals with hands-on rescue and the provision of short or long term rehabilitation. Wherever possible they return rescued animals to their natural habitat, but they also provide sanctuary for animals that can no longer survive in the wild. Together with International Animal Rescue, WildlifeSOS they have rescued just over 400 dancing bears and, with funding from IAR and three other international charities, run the largest bear sanctuaries in the world which give a lifelong home to rescued bears and cubs.

Click here to donate to the International Animal Rescue

Donation : WSPA

The WSPA (the World Society for the Protection of Animals) has been helping animals since 1981. Its aim is to promote the concept of animal welfare in regions of the world where there are few - if any - measures to protect animals. The WSPA have campaigned - and successfully have implemented - governments and key decision makers to change practices and introduce new laws to protect and improve the welfare - and thereby the lives - of animals. Support WSPA and help us stamp out cruel practices like Bear Farming.

Click here to make a donation to WSPA

Sponsor an Animal : WWF

The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) operates in more than 90 countries and is the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. Founded on 11 September 1961 amid serious concern that habitat destruction and hunting would soon bring about the extinction of much of Africa's wildlife, the WWF has a distinguished group of founders, including biologist Sir Julian Huxley and naturalist and painter Sir Peter Scott. The WWF relies on donations - with 90 per cent of their income deriving from voluntary sources - and it has around five million supporters worldwide. Help protect endangered Species and Habitats by joining the WWF

Click here to sponsor a WWF Endangered species

Donation: WWF

The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) operates in more than 90 countries and is the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. Founded on 11 September 1961 amid serious concern that habitat destruction and hunting would soon bring about the extinction of much of Africa's wildlife, the WWF has a distinguished group of founders, including biologist Sir Julian Huxley and naturalist and painter Sir Peter Scott. The WWF relies on donations - with 90 per cent of their income deriving from voluntary sources - and it has around five million supporters worldwide. Help protect endangered Species and Habitats by joining the WWF

Click here to make a donation to the WWF

Donation : World Land Trust

An international conservation charity, The World Land Trust (WLT) is based in Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. Founded in 1989 as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, the WLT works to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands. The WLT has protected over 300,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in South America, Belize, Costa Rica, the Philippines, and the UK. Supporting the WLT helps protect the habitat of the Spectacled Bear which is on the Endangered Species List

Click here to make a donation to the World Land Trust

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Posted: Oct 27, 2007 4:29am
Sep 25, 2007
I have just put the finishing touches on our new website aimed at highlighting the plight of Meles Meles or the Badger!

www.savethebadgers.co.uk

I would appreciate any feedback or useful suggestions!

If you have a animal related website yourself please feel free to link to it using the code below:

<a href="http://www.savethebadgers.co.uk" title="Save the Badgers">Save the Badgers</a>

Thanks!

We have 3 more sites under development  - Seals, Hedgehogs and Turtles!

Jason


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Posted: Sep 25, 2007 4:46am
Sep 25, 2007
In my last post, I discussed how to add links to the important petitions and charity causes that are of importance to you.

One way of doing this is to build web pages with detailed information about your favourite causes and then provide links to them to highlight awareness.  It also helps the charity get "higher" search engine rankings as, if they are seen to have links from lots of different places,  they will get more exposure, web traffic and possibly donations.  So a couple of hours work on your part could help the cause or charity for a long time to come.

Here are some of the best places to get free webpages:

http://www.geocities.com
http://www.fortunecity.com
http://www.tripod.com
http://www.freespaces.com
http://www.googlepages.com

These are all free to set up an account and you can be building useful webpages as a way to highlight any causes you are passionate about.

Good Luck!




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Posted: Sep 25, 2007 4:11am
Sep 13, 2007
One thing that notice lots of people can do but forget too - As write this I am thinking I must to do it , is to :

1.    Add links to the petitions that I think others should be made aware of. 

2.   Add links to the Animal Charity Sites that I support.

3.   Write about their news or causes on my blog.

I can add links to these in my email signature files. 

I can add them to my myspace  / facebook page.

I can set up free webpage accounts and add links to them there as well.

Do you have any of these things you can use to further highlight your favourite charities or causes you are passionate about?

It will all help!

Go on use the web it is a fantastic tool!


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Posted: Sep 13, 2007 10:40am
Sep 11, 2007
I have recently launched an Animal Rescue Community Resource for all those who work in or run an animal rescue facility.  The site provides details / information on how to use the Internet to raise awareness, funds and to help rehome unwanted animals.  The site is new but do pop along, sign up and share!

http://animalrescue.ning.com

Having run the UK's First Dedicated Pet Rat Charity for the last 9 years and doing most of that online - we have quite a good insight to help more charities get the most out of the web.


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Posted: Sep 11, 2007 4:16pm
Sep 11, 2007

Lots of us think about helping out charities but how many of us get round to doing it as we think it is a lot of time or effort or that our contribution doesn't even touch the sides. Maybe you want to help but don't know where to start. Well here are a few ideas to get you going....

1. Cash

The old favourite - Get your Cheque book out and donate some money. A small amount of money goes a long way for a smaller charity.

2. Services

Could you offer your services to a charity for free? Marketing, print, publicity services maybe? Could you help with their book keeping or fundraising efforts?

3. Old office equipment or Old PC's or even office Space

What will you do with that battered old PC now you have that new sexy laptop? You could clean it off and donate it to a local charity. Maybe you have a spare desk or office space that a charity could use once a week to keep up to date with their marketing efforts. Just ring 'em and they will even collect!

4. Old or Damaged Stock / Gargage Sale Junk

Do you have lots of out of season stock or maybe slightly damaged goods that you can't sell. Why not donate them to a local group so that they can sell them at a boot fair or maybe as a way of promoting your business if you have one, why not run it for them. Maybe have a loft or garage clear out and donate the goods to a local charity. If they have a local charity shop ring them up and they will collect from you.

5. Donation per Sale

Why not offer a percentage of any sales or donation per sale of your products as a donation to a local or national charity. This will get you exposure if you promote it and might make some extra sales plus give the charity some media exposure and donations.

6. Organise a Fundraiser

Why not have a summer staff BBQ or Christmas party and raise funds for a local charity? Run a special event in the community like a wine tasting event or an open day. Why not see what other events they are running and sponsor or support them. Just get your mates round for a Football on TV and Pizza night and get everyone to pay a ticket price which goes to your nominated charity.

7. Recycling

Do you have old mobile phones, printer cartridges, foreign coins or used postage stamps. You will be amazed at what you can donate to a local group so they can raise much needed funds. Plus it helps declutter the office! Check out http://www.recyclingappeal.com

8. Payroll Giving

Why not promote and offer staff a Payroll giving service whereby staff can regularly setup direct charity payments direct from their pay packets each month. Check out http://www.payrollgiving.co.uk

9. Web based Services

If the group you decide to work with is small and local - Do you have facility to build and host them a website to help promote them? Do you send out a newsletter to your customers or just in your notes to your friends why not highlight your chosen charity and ask them to help out. if you have a company newsletter, this could be a great easy way to highlight a different charity each month.

As you can see there are lots of low impact, but high reward ideas here that you can implement.

Oh by the way, I run a small animal registered charity so if you love small animals then drop by www.cavyrescue.co.uk and see what we do. We are always on lookout for donations and corporate sponsors.

Go on, do something good today...

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