Give a dog a dinner - South Yorkshire animal rescue charity launches its annual Christmas appeal

South Yorkshire animal rescue charity, Rain Rescue have launched their annual '˜Christmas dinner appeal' to encourage people to think of homeless pets this Christmas.

Thursday, 8th December 2016, 10:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 9:54 am
Pictures: Shelley Richmond Photography.

The charity based in Rotherham aims to help the most vulnerable pets in society, like dogs due to be put to sleep in the local authority stray kennels as well as cats and kittens abandoned on the streets.

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Lauren Sanderson, Rain Rescue’s deputy manager, said: “Christmas is always our hardest time of year, with a rise in the number of unwanted pets, we are always inundated with heartbreaking phone calls to help. At this time of year we need the public’s support more than ever to make a homeless pet’s Christmas a better one. Donating just £5 will make a huge difference to lives of the animals in our care. ”

Over the last year Rain Rescue has cared for over 460 abandoned and neglected dogs and cats, ensuring they are well fed and cared for, given what ever veterinary treatment they may require before finding them loving new homes.

To donate to this years Christmas Dinner Appeal you send cash or cheques to ‘Rain Rescue’, Summerfield Lodge, Moat Lane, Rotherham, S66 1DZ or you can donate from your mobile by texting the word ‘DINN55 £1/2/3/4/5/10’ to 70070.