(Wood Green Press Release) Wood Green, The Animals Charity, has received an amazing early birthday present, in the form of a £720 donation from the Pup Aid campaign – brainchild of celebrity vet Marc Abraham.
Wood Green, which celebrates its 90th birthday on November 13th, was chosen by Mr Abraham as one of Pup Aid’s four chosen charities of the year, and has been working with him throughout 2014 to raise awareness of the plight of dogs in puppy farms, as well as the tough times faced by many of the UK’s animal rescue centres.
Back in May, Mr Abraham helped raised funds for Wood Green by joining our kennel sleep-over, taking up the role of rescue dog for the night. Then in September, the Wood Green team joined Mr Abraham and supporters at the Houses of Parliament to highlight the need for legal changes to stamp out puppy farming.
Later that month, we attended the star-studded Pup Aid 2014 event, where one of our puppy farm breeding bitches (below), as if by fate, met her new adoring owners.
Now Mr Abraham has honoured us with a donation of £720, raised by the Pup Aid team to celebrate Wood Green as a 2014 chosen charity.
We are overwhelmed by the gesture, and plan to put it towards a new state-of-the-art custom van to help dogs from all over the UK who face being put to sleep in local authority pounds.
Wood Green Head of Income Services Sally Stevens said: “We are over the moon to receive this cheque from Marc and Pup Aid.
“It has been the most fantastic experience working with him during 2014 on all sorts of events and issues, and we look forward to working with Pup Aid for years to come.
“In the short-term, the donation couldn’t be more needed – it will go towards the new van we urgently need to help give doomed dogs in pounds another chance at a happy life. Thank you so much Pup Aid, this is a fantastic birthday present!”
Mr Abraham added: “I’m incredibly proud to have spent the year working with such a forward-thinking and responsible rehoming charity as Wood Green, who are always prioritising the welfare needs of their animals and do everything in their power to find these animals loving forever homes.
“They have also done a great amount to support Pup Aid and our ‘Where’s Mum?’ campaign, which is all about making sure owners choose a dog responsibly, preferably go to a rescue centre as their first point-of-call, but, if they do buy a puppy, that they ensure they always see it with its mother.”
To find out more about Pup Aid visit www.pupaid.org
For more information on Wood Green and our forthcoming birthday celebrations visit www.woodgreen.org.uk