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Coronavirus Crisis Appeal

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal

Why we need your help

Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to close to the public, cancel all our boarding services and cancel all our scheduled fundraising events until the end of June. As we receive no Government funding we rely solely on the generosity of the public and the income generated via these avenues. This means that we are now facing a huge funding shortfall of more than £50,000; yet we still face the daily challenge of caring for more than 100 unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. 
From the middle of March until the end of June, we will lose at least £25,000 in boarding income, £6,000 raised through animal adoptions and £5,000 from shop sales. It is also estimated that we will lose a minimum of £12,000 in funds that would have been raised at our events. If the lockdown is extended, the detrimental effect to our income will be even worse. 
We are totoally committed to looking after all the animals currently in our care on and off site, but the Government restrictions have prevented us from rehoming or fostering any animals. This means that the number of available pens is limited while the number of animals needing help in our local community is set to rise over the next few months. Sadly the current Coronavirus pandemic won’t stop animals being abused or neglected so we will be assisting local RSPCA Inspectors with emergency cases where possible.
Our staff have been trying to keep everybody’s spirits high by creating fun videos and sharing our daily activities via Facebook Live streams, in the hope of making our supporters and local community smile by giving them an insight in to what goes on behind the scenes.
Our General Manager, Claire Sparkes says: “I have been at Gables for 13 years and have never known a situation such as this. We have faced fires, snow blizzards, power cuts and numerous breakdowns but have never experienced financial hardship on this scale before. Fortunately we have an incredibly dedicated team of staff working here, who have been designated key workers by the Government. They are working tirelessly to care for our animals as well as generate funds wherever possible. We also have a fantastic group of volunteers who we are missing greatly and we know would be here with us if they could. We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for everyone but any gift, large or small, would make a significant difference to the work we do and will help to protect our future.” 

Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to close to the public, cancel all our boarding services and cancel all our scheduled fundraising events until the end of June. As we receive no Government funding we rely solely on the generosity of the public and the income generated via these avenues. This means that we are now facing a huge funding shortfall of more than £50,000; yet we still face the daily challenge of caring for more than 100 unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. 

Member of staff with kitten
From the middle of March until the end of June, we will lose at least £25,000 in boarding income, £6,000 raised through animal adoptions and £5,000 from shop sales. It is also estimated that we will lose a minimum of £12,000 in funds that would have been raised at our events. If the lockdown is extended, the detrimental effect to our income will be even worse. 

Funny Valentine
We are totally committed to looking after all the animals currently in our care on and off site, but the Government restrictions have prevented us from rehoming or fostering any animals. This means that the number of available pens is limited while the number of animals needing help in our local community is set to rise over the next few months. Sadly the current Coronavirus pandemic won’t stop animals being abused or neglected so we will be assisting local RSPCA Inspectors with emergency cases where possible.

Mum and newborn kittens
Our staff have been trying to keep everybody’s spirits high by creating fun videos and sharing our daily activities via Facebook Live streams, in the hope of making our supporters and local community smile by giving them an insight in to what goes on behind the scenes.

Happy Gemma
Our General Manager, Claire Sparkes says: “I have been at Gables for 13 years and have never known a situation such as this. We have faced fires, snow blizzards, power cuts and numerous breakdowns but have never experienced financial hardship on this scale before. Fortunately we have an incredibly dedicated team of staff working here, who have been designated key workers by the Government. They are working tirelessly to care for our animals as well as generate funds wherever possible. We also have a fantastic group of volunteers who we are missing greatly and we know would be here with us if they could. We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for everyone but any gift, large or small, would make a significant difference to the work we do and will help to protect our future.”

Georgie Porgie 

Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us at this difficult time.

Bundle of newborn kittens

26,412.50

raised towards 50,000.00 target

26412.50
50000.00

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Supporters

Sep 01, 2020

Toffee and Mr Darcy

5.00

Jul 11, 2020

Jemma Edge

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 09, 2020

Anonymous

5.00

Jul 08, 2020

Cody Mitchell

10.00

Jul 07, 2020

Anonymous

Let?s hope Weeble, and many more, get the help they need ... Hats off to you wonderful people x

5.00

Jul 07, 2020

Hannah

20.00

Jul 07, 2020

Becky Rendle

Keep up your amazing work!

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 07, 2020

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 06, 2020

Kim Hall

Donation from SWLS online dog show

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 04, 2020

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

52

Total raised so far

26,412.50

Total plus Gift Aid 28,922.51

Direct donations

12,039.50

Raised offline 14,373.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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