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DONATE.pngHelp us to reduce the amount of unwanted and abandoned animals in our local area and support our local communities.

 
You have been so supportive of Warrington Animal Welfare but we are asking you again to help to raise £12,000 to set up an on-site neutering clinic, so we can help save more lives.
 
WAW is a community based, local, independent animal rescue charity and receives no Government funding, we believe that neutering (spaying / castrating) a pet is the best way to protect pets and improve the welfare of the wider cat and dog population.
 
Each year 1,000s of unwanted cats, dogs and rabbits end of in rescue centres, live miserable lives on the streets or end up suffering a painful death.
 
The volume or unwanted animals are pushing rescues to breaking point and each year, despite our best efforts it seems to be getting worse – kitten season in 2018, was the worse we had seen, despite our on-going efforts to neuter cats across our communities.
 
Every year we are have litters of kittens born in sheds, skips or backs of abandoned vehicles.  Dogs thrown from moving cars and puppies dumped at the side of the road.
 
Every year we are dealing with kittens dumped in carrier bags and left to die – this has to stop!
 
Our goal is to prevent unwanted litters by helping those people who are unable to afford private veterinary fees by opening an on-site neutering clinic. 

We are looking to do the project in three phases:

  • PHASE 1 – setting up the clinic, buying the equipment, creating a clinic space and working with the volunteer vets and vet nurses. 
  • PHASE 2 – pilot the clinic to ensure smooth running, initially looking after animals that come into the care of WAW and working with other small, independent local charities. 
  • PHASE 3 – opening the service up to our local communities, providing a free / low cost neutering service for pets belonging to owners who cannot afford private veterinary fees (this includes owners on benefits, a low income e.g. people working part time, students and pensioners). 

Your donation would go towards:

Your donation, no matter the amount, would mean a lot to us and the animals is saves from a miserable life.
 
Your donation will be used to set up the clinic and to help with on-going running costs.  As you can imagine, we will need the correct equipment for the job, the list of what we need is extensive but includes; monitoring equipment, anaesthesia, spay kits, ET tubes, operating table, walk on scales, dental machines, dental kits, heat pads, fridge, clippers, trolley, lighting, consumables e.g. and much more! 
 
Your donation will not be used to pay for any salaries, as we have vets and vet nurses who are donating their time for free. 

What this would mean to WAW and the local community…

Having the on-site clinic would relived pressure on the charities precious and limited resources – saving both time and money.
 
These resources could be used to do work else-where, such as in education on responsible pet ownership in our communities and allowing us to do more rescue and rehome of vulnerable animals.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you would like any more information email info@warringtonanimalwelfare.org.uk


Posted: 21/03/2019 01:42:17 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


world-spay-day-logo-no-date.jpgTuesday 26 February 2019 is the 24th annual World Spay Day and WAW are happy to promote such an important cause!
 
Neutering is the only humane way to reduce the number of stray and unwanted pets that are cruelly abandoned or needlessly destroyed.  We can HELP YOU and help to reduce the amount of unwanted kittens, puppies and rabbits who are dumped or left without homes each year.
 
Neutering can also have lots of behavioural and health benefits:
  • Can encourage calmer more predictable behaviour
  • Reduces aggressive and unwanted sexual behaviour e.g. fighting, mounting and being destructive
  • Dogs/cats that have been neutered are less likely to mark their territory or stray
  • Early neutering can reduce the risk of some cancers developing in later life
  • Lower risk of certain diseases such as FIV and leukaemia in cats
  • Increases average lifespan
  • Neutering stops bitches suffering from potentially fatal womb infections (known as Pyometras)

Cats – get your cats neutered for free with WAW

Female cats can become pregnant at a few months old and can have 3 litters a year, so one unneutered female can be responsible for 20,000 descendants in just five years! Our advice is simple: having your cat spayed before they are four months old is a safe and painless way to stop this from happening.
 
Male cats should be neutered too, to protect them from catching diseases and fighting with other males.
 
Our low cost and in some cases free neutering scheme can help, find out more here.
 
You can also access free neutering via the Cats Protection, check out the website or contact your local CP for special offers.
 

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There are thousands of stray and abandoned dogs in the UK, many of which are needlessly destroyed each year. If owners were to have their dogs neutered, much of this unnecessary suffering could be avoided.  You can have your dog neutered for just £50 with the Dogs Trust, certain criteria apply, find out more on their website.
 
If you do not fit their criteria please contact us about our low cost neutering scheme.
 

Rabbits

It’s important to your rabbits’ welfare that they live in pairs or groups and neutering allows them to do this.  It prevents life-threatening health problems (especially in female rabbits) and, of course, prevents unwanted pregnancies.  There are thousands of unwanted rabbits in rescue centres already, please don’t add to this by breeding from your pets.

We can help you neuter your rabbit, so please contact us about our low cost neutering scheme.
 

Neutering saves lives! Take your responsibility as a pet owner seriously and protect your pet today. 


Posted: 25/02/2019 04:22:17 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


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Date: 13 / 14 July 2019
Distance: 50km or 100km

WAW has bought a small number of charity places in this year’s NIGHTRIDER™ LIVERPOOL 2019, so if you would like to help raise money to help the animals at WAW whilst having a fantastic night on your bike, then keep reading… 

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Nightrider Liverpool is back for the 4th consecutive year in Liverpool and you can be a part of this special cycle challenge! Taking place throughout the night, Nightrider is a charity ride which is all about having fun, seeing the sights and taking on a personal challenge.
 
You can choose from a 50km or 100km route in and around the Wirral and Liverpool. Explore the city's top sights, latest attractions, famous landmarks and discover some lesser well-known treasures. Whether you’re cycling on your own, with your friends, family or work colleagues, we can promise you a different kind of Saturday night! This is not a timed ride and it’s not a sportive, it is all about having a good time and cycling together. Enjoy the sights, take photos, support each other and help us to raise funds.
 
This action-packed event includes all the city's iconic landmarks and legendary musical heritage sites. The first 50km loop starts with a ride through the Mersey Tunnel (which will be closed to other traffic) over to the Wirral Peninsula. Highlights include the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, West Kirby and Port Sunlight, plus there are spectacular views back over the city centre. Loop 2 takes in some world-famous landmarks: Liverpool's historic waterfront, Albert Dock, Echo Arena, Cavern Club, Empire Theatre, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Knotty Ash, Anfield Stadium (Liverpool FC) and Goodison Park (Everton FC). Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night, along with a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish. 

Why Nightrider?

  • Enjoy cycling past the many sights of Liverpool and the Wirral in this unique charity bike ride at night.
  • The route is fully sign-posted. You can cycle at your own pace and follow the signs. GPS route will also be released.
  • Choice of routes – 100km, 50km Wirral loop or 50km Liverpool city loop.
  • Amazing atmosphere with hundreds of cyclists riding together, raising funds.
  • Great event to do with friends or work colleagues. 
  • Nightrider is organised by leading charity challenge company Classic Challenge who have been organising challenge events for more than twenty-five years. 

Is Nightrider for me?

  • If you’re looking for a different and enjoyable challenge then this is for you!
  • You should be confident in cycling alongside traffic. Some roads are busy even at night.
  • The route is mainly on quieter roads, but it does take in some of Liverpool’s lively spots which will be busy with the public and vehicles.
  • This event is not a race and is not timed and we encourage people to cycle responsibly.  Most people complete the 100km route in 6-8 hours. The maximum time permitted is 10 hours.
  • You should be prepared to put in some training prior to the event - it is a challenge and you will need to be able to cycle 50km /100km. We therefore do not recommend this event for beginner riders. 

Sound like the event for you? Do you want to join the WAW team?

We’d love you to join the WARRINGTON ANIMAL WELFARE Nightrider Liverpool team on one of our limited Charity Places.
 
You will need to pay a registration fee and we ask to you commit to raising £175 minimum sponsorship for us.
 
You will get lots of support, help and advice to set you on the way to fundraising success.
 
To secure your place in Nightrider please contact WAW:

PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED – SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE COMMITTED TO TAKING PART BEFORE YOU APPLY

If successful, you will then be given a link to complete a short registration form and to pay your £35 registration fee. You can select which distance you would like to register for. Nightrider will then be in touch to welcome you to the team and support you on your way.
 
Posted: 19/02/2019 08:07:18 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


kittens.PNGEach year WAW help 100’s of kittens and their mums - and this year will be no different and we need your help!

Unlike some national charities WAW find it hard to turn animals in need away and will always endeavour to find extra space - but space and resources are not unlimited.

So this is why we need your help with the three F's - FOOD, FOSTER & FUNDING

Food

We go through so much kitten (and cat) food, all donations of wet and dry kitten food is much appreciated.  Donations can be dropped it off directly at the centre (where we will happily show you around).  If you are not able to make it down, contact us and we can arrange for a volunteer to collect.

Foster

Fostering is one of the most rewarding thing you can do! Full support, training and equipment will be given – you just need some space, love and time.  We need people who are prepared to take on the care of mums and babies and also kittens who require hand rearing. 
 
Fostering can be for anything up to 9 weeks.  Fostering isn’t as glamorous as it sounds! There will be plenty of sleepless nights and a lot of mess to clean up! It is also very rewarding watching young kittens grow up and seeing how mummy cats care for their young.  Click here for more information on fostering kittens and mums.

Funding

You can help us continue to help animals in need by making a donation: 
 
Donations of any size or frequency are much appreciated. Many of our regular supporters are now giving to WAW via our charity account on the online fundraising site, Just Giving.
 
The money goes directly to WAW, making it a safe and secure way to fundraise and donate online. We can claim Gift Aid where appropriate and this means that your donation goes even further to help the animals. Check out our Just Giving Page.

Other ways you can donate include:
Neutering 
We all know that prevention is the best cure, so if you or you know someone who needs help to neuter their cat/kitten, find out more on about our low cost / *free neutering scheme here.

Everything helps and we cannot thank you enough.


*restrictions apply
Posted: 12/02/2019 03:16:54 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


We hope you and your furry friends have had a great Valentine's Day! Please spare a thought on this day for all the animals in our care who are still waiting for a human to give them a home full of love and cuddles.

Buy a valentine's gift for the dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs at WAW - www.justgiving.co.uk/warringtonanimalwelfare




Posted: 14/02/2018 10:47:47 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


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