HELP is at hand for pet owners in the Henley area struggling to care for their animals due to the rising cost of living.
An animal foodbank has been set up in Little Alne as part of a national initiative. Fears are mounting that pets could go hungry or fall sick as their owners struggle to pay for everyday essentials for themselves.
Humanimal Trust – the charity founded by Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick – has teamed up with Blue Cross and the Natural Pet Centre to set up pet foodbanks across the country.
For every donation of £5 or more to Humanimal Trust’s Stronger Together at Christmas appeal, the Natural Pet Centre will donate an animal treat pack.
These packs will then be distributed to those who need them via Blue Cross animal food banks, including one at the K9 Club in Little Alne.
All donations to the appeal will help the charity drive One Medicine, which brings together vets, doctors, researchers and allied professionals so that all humans and animals can benefit from sustainable and equal medical progress.
Joe Bailey, CEO of Humanimal Trust, said: “Times are particularly tough for us all at the moment – regardless of the species – so we wanted to do something different this year with our Christmas appeal to recognise people’s generosity and help those companion animals in greatest need.
“Working with Blue Cross and the Natural Pet Centre really echoes what we and One Medicine are all about – bringing people together and driving collaboration for the mutual benefit of humans and animals. We are so grateful to them both for supporting our Stronger Together at Christmas appeal and for helping us bring a little joy and happiness to some of our animal friends over the festive season.”
To make a donation to the #StrongerTogetherAtChristmas appeal visit www.humanimaltrust.org.uk