The Ark Animal Rescue
Promotions And Notices Area
As most of our volunteers and followers will be aware, we’ve recently made an appeal for funds following the devastating effect of the parvovirus infection we had earlier in the year, increasing our vet bill by £1,600 for that month and forcing us to close for three weeks meaning no visitors and no income. The response has been overwhelming and donations reached over £5,000 by PayPal alone and over £12,000 in total. This doesn’t include the people who paid directly into our vet bill or organised fundraisers and we had so many messages of support. To know how many wonderful people out there care so much about the work we’re doing has been humbling.
But we can’t be complacent as we need a minimum of £5,000 a month to stay afloat, so the work still goes on to fundraise and keep the money coming in. But now we’re back in the business of rescuing animals again and long may we do so with your help!
TINNED CAT FOOD (we’ll soon be needing kitten food too!)
ALSO DONATIONS OF RABBIT NUGGETS AND HAY due to the large number of rabbits in.
Rabbit/small furry fundraiser (see Help Us page).
RE; COLLECTION OF ADOPTED ANIMALS:
Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer a transport service to new owners as we don’t have the numbers of staff or volunteers to do this without taking them away from vital work at the Ark. New owners are asked to make their own arrangements for collection, including long-distance ones.
Also, we’ve had a spate of people not collecting the animal they’ve reserved. If you change your mind for whatever reason, please tell us straight away. We’d rather know as it prevents an animal missing out on another home while it waits to be collected and helps us plan our available space for animals needing rescue.
We don’t need donations of bric-a-brac till further notice as we have as much as we can store.
Can we please remind people that the Ark is closed every Tuesday and Thursday so no visitors or drop-offs of bedding etc. Boarders can still come in and be collected and animals going out for adoption can be collected but our reduced staff on these days cannot deal with any other visitors as well as care properly for the animals. This also means that the office will be closed.