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Together for Animals

No animal should suffer from injury, disease, abuse or neglect. With your help, we can end the suffering of pets and working animals. Together for Animals raises much needed funds for its member charities. Animals contribute so much to our mental and physical wellbeing - by working together we are ensuring that they can enjoy happier, healthier lives. Every donation helps 4 charities save cats, dogs, horses and donkeys.

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Member since December 2020

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Celebrating 30 Years of Making a Pawsitive Difference

Celebrating 30 Years of Making a Pawsitive Difference

We’re thrilled to announce a very special milestone in our journey – Together for Animals is celebrating its 30th anniversary! For three decades, we’ve been dedicated to raising vital funds so that our member charities can make a difference in the lives of animals. And we couldn’t do it without you!

Over the last 30 years, we have supported life-changing work with pets and working animals, and thanks to your kind support, together we’ve rescued and rehomed thousands of animals, funded life-saving surgeries, and supported essential animal welfare projects worldwide.

As we reflect on the past 30 years, we’re reminded of the countless heartwarming stories of resilience and transformation. From abandoned kittens finding forever homes to neglected horses receiving the care they deserve; each success story is a testament to the work of our member charities – and our supporters, like you!

But our work is far from over. Together, we’ve helped achieve so much, but there are still so many more ways we can continue to make a ‘pawsitive’ difference. With your support, we’ll be there for many more years – and animals – to come.

As we celebrate this milestone, we invite you to join our festivities:

Virtual Gifts: In honour of our 30th anniversary, you can purchase a virtual gift for yourself, friends, or family. These symbolic gifts directly impact pets and working animals in need. Find out more: https://togetherforanimals.org.uk/get-involved/give-a-gift/

30 for 30 Challenge: This spring and summer, we’re asking people to be creative and help us raise £30,000 by taking on a fundraising challenge based around the number 30. Find out how you can get involved: https://togetherforanimals.org.uk/get-involved/30-for-30/

Thank you for being part of our journey!

Mum and pups thrive

Mum and pups thrive

Heavily pregnant, under nourished and due to give birth any day, Gloria was in desperate need of a place to stay. The 15-month-old beagle cross couldn’t be cared for at home, as her elderly owner fell ill. Full of energy but days away from giving birth, Gloria’s family contacted our member charity Blue Cross for support.

The lovable mum-to-be was soon in the expert care of the Burford rehoming centre before transferring to our Suffolk centre for the final stages of her pregnancy.

Just eight days after arriving at Blue Cross, Gloria gave birth to 10 pups. Sadly, not all survived, with one stillborn and another pup born with a deformity passing away after two days. Another pup with malformed bones in all of his legs later had to be put to sleep.

The family stole everyone’s hearts.

Happily, Gloria’s other seven puppies – three female and four male – are all doing well in new homes after the “brilliant mum” took to motherhood despite the difficult start.

Sadie, Suffolk Assistant Manager, says: “At Suffolk, we have dedicated team members who installed wifi and a camera in the unit to be able to monitor her, throughout pregnancy, whelping and with the puppies.

“Along with this, the team regularly checked her and the puppies throughout the night, while during the day a dedicated member of team looked after her every need.”

Sadie adds: “Gloria is very sweet and loving once she gets to know someone. She made a brilliant mum.”

A happy ending for all.

Inspired by the animated film Madagascar, the pups were named Gia, Fossa, Skipper, Moto Moto, Melman, Marty and Alex.

Cuddling up close to their mum in a huddle of black, white and tan coats in the early days, the pups won the hearts of the Blue Cross team, who worked closely together to help Gloria settle.

Burford’s volunteer driver had brought the pregnant beagle cross more than 150 miles between the centres to ensure Gloria had smooth transport to her final location at Suffolk.

Flea and worm treatment and high protein puppy food gave Gloria and the puppies the best possible start to their new lives.

“Gloria slowly gained weight and her coat improved to look vibrant and shiny,” adds Sadie.

Once Gloria recovered and her puppies were old enough, they joined families across the country in Suffolk and Norfolk, to Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and London, with their futures set to be full of love, care and fun.

*Thank you for helping pups like these find happy, loving forever homes. *

Frodo’s incredible journey

Frodo’s incredible journey

Frodo was found close to death in 2014 – he was just a few months old, emaciated, and infested with lice. He was so weak that he had collapsed and was unable to stand unaided.

Thankfully, Frodo was found just in time and was able to be nursed back to health by our member World Horse Welfare. As he grew stronger, Frodo’s wonderful temperament became apparent and once he was ready for his next chapter he was rehomed as a youngster. Frodo flourished in his new home but returned to Penny Farm in 2018 due to a sad change in his rehomer’s circumstances.

Having just turned four years old when he came back to the farm, Frodo was assessed by the team and successfully brought into work. His fabulous temperament came to the fore when, a mere eight weeks after he had been backed to ride, Frodo was crowned Champion Rescue Pony at Equifest 2018. His show ring success continued after that and he placed highly in some very large classes.

Frodo’s showing journey even included taking part in the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2019. After his outing to Windsor, Frodo was ready to find a new home as a pleasure competition pony – and unsurprisingly he was very popular!

Sam and Cara rehomed Frodo and we’re delighted that Frodo is now a much-loved member of the family, as fabulous as ever, and continues to stand out in the show ring. Cara and Frodo have built an incredible bond.

Sam says: “We rehomed Frodo in October 2019 and now we really can’t imagine life without him! It’s lovely to watch Cara and Frodo progressing together. They have such a lovely bond. He really has become very much part of the family and we’re delighted with how he’s turned his hoof to all sorts, from Pony Club activities to further wins in the show ring. We’re very proud of him being successful in several classes at Traditional of the Year Show (TOYS) in July and thrilled he was crowned Traditional Rescue Pony of the Year.”

Cara added: “I never thought I would have got the opportunity to rehome Frodo after seeing him and falling in love with him at the Nedz event we had gone to watch. I can’t believe how lucky I am and can’t imagine life without him now. He’s such an honest pony, never lets me down and tries his best at everything we do.”

It’s safe to say that Frodo truly has been transformed from the very poorly foal found close to death in 2014 – he’s now a happy, healthy, much-loved pony with plenty of success under his belt already and continuing with his winning ways, taking prizes at shows and even going on holiday with his rehomers to the Lake District where he didn’t put a hoof wrong!

Thank you for helping animals like Frodo.