RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield

RSPCA Open Day in Halifax

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are inviting the local community to join them at their Christmas Open Day & Fair on Sunday 2 December, 12:00pm-3:00pm, taking place at their Wade Street Animal Centre in Halifax (HX1 1SN). The annual festive fundraiser promises lots of fun for all the family, whilst helping to raise vital funds for the animals in their care and the running of the centre.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, says

“Our annual Christmas Open Day is always a huge hit with our supporters and the local public. You can meet some of our animals, pop in to see Father Christmas in his grotto, enjoy our stalls and games and even grab a nice glass of mulled wine for the adults! It’s a great way to get in to the festive spirit, whilst also helping local animals in need and making their Christmas special too.”

The branch will have refreshments available, a raffle, a Christmas Quiz and the chance to drop gifts in to ‘Animal Stockings’, to treat the animals currently in the centres care.

So far this year, the branch has successfully found homes for 111 dogs, 281 cats and 73 small animals and they hope that with the support of the local community they can give all the animals currently waiting to be adopted the best Christmas possible. For more information about the event and the branch please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

RSPCA Christmas Meal Appeal

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This December the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are calling on their supporters to help them give the animals in their centre the best Christmas possible.

When most of us think of Christmas we imagine family, food and love, but the reality is quite different for animals spending the festive period alone in a rescue centre. Although the RSPCA staff work really hard to make the animals feel comfortable, happy and loved all year round, Christmas is always hard as nothing can compare to the surroundings of a loving home and lots of treats.

This year your local RSPCA hope to give the animals in their care the best Christmas possible, which is why they need your help by donating a festive feast in the form of a Christmas Meal Ticket!

The tickets can be a personal donation or make ideal gifts and stocking fillers for family and friends.

Meal tickets can be purchased for £1, £2 or £5 at all of the RSPCA Charity Shops in Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford or at the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

You can also donate online if you just wish to give the animals a special Christmas gift. To donate to the Christmas Meal Appeal online, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Christmasmealappeal.

So far this year the branch has successfully found homes for 111 dogs, 281 cats and 73 small animals and they hope that with the support of the local community they can give all the animals currently waiting to be adopted the best Christmas possible.

To find out more about the branch and their appeal, please visit their website: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch are inviting all two legged and four legged friends to their annual ‘K9 Party In The Park’ on Sunday 9 September 2018, 12:00pm-5:00pm at Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB.

The self funded branch is hoping to raise crucial funds for the animals in their care, whilst having some fun in the sun and partying with local supporters and their canines!

The event is free but donations are greatly received and all party-goers will receive a free goodie bag! The dog show can be entered from 11.30am on the day and is just £1.50 per class. ‘Best Rescue’, ‘Puppy Love’, ‘Best Junior Handler’ and ‘Celebrity Dog Look-a-like’ are just a few examples of some of the classes that will be running on the day.

Expect:

  • 25 Class Dog Show
  • Fun games
  • Great Food Vans
  • Delicious Ice Cream
  • A variety of fun and interesting local stalls
  • Have-a-go Agility
  • Staff on hand to help with behavioural advice
  • Great music all day

and lots more to keep the whole family, four-legged or two-legged highly entertained!

To find out more about K9 Party visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and Dsitrict branches website here: https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘K9 Party In The Park 2018’.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

RSPCA ‘Paws for a Cause’ Dog Show at Holmfirth

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Local charities RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch and Kirkwood Hospice are delighted to be collaborating on a brand new event after being chosen as Mayor of Kirklees, Gwen Lowe’s, Charities of the Year. The local RSPCA and Kirkwood Hospice, along with the Mayor, are introducing ‘Paws for a Cause’, a charity dog show raising funds for both charities to Sands Recreation Park, Holmfirth on Saturday 18 August,12:00pm-4:00pm.

The event is brand new to the area and the two charities are hoping for success. ‘Paws for a Cause’ is proudly sponsored by Donaldson’s Vets and will include: a fun dog show, Have a Go Agility, local trade stalls, games plus food and drink for all of the Kirklees community and their canines to enjoy. All funds raised on the day will be split 50/50 to benefit both the hospice and the animal charity.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator for RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford said “This is such an exciting opportunity for both of our charities and we’re thrilled to be able to bring the event to the Holmfirth community. We can’t thank Mayor Gwen Lowe enough for all of her encouragement and support, and for choosing our local RSPCA and the Hospice to raise funds for this year. We hope that with the support of the Kirklees community we can raise vital funds for two very important local charities and what better way to support both an animal and human charity by attending a fun dog show! ‘’

‘Paws For a Cause’ is free to attend, suitable for all ages and is sure to be wags of fun, so we really hope you can all join us for the first event of it’s kind in the area.

RSPCA Pooch Fest Comes to Stainland

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A festival of fun for our four legged friends!

 

Join RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and  and Calderdale Council on Saturday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pm as they celebrate our pooches and promote responsible dog ownership! There will be stalls, games, food and drink, a have-a-go-agility and of course, a fun dog show!

It’s Free Entry but donations are welcome through Eventbrite and on the day! The event will be held at Stainland Recreational Park, Stainland Road (Next to the 1885 Pub).

Go down with the family for lots of fun and wagging tails!?

See you there!

For more info or any enquiries please contact: faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

Local Animals in Need of Your Love this Valentines Day!

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch are once again calling on the public to choose a lonely heart from their animal centre to send a Valentines card to this February!

Fay GibbonsEvents Coordinator, hopes that with support from the community, the branch can have some fun with their February appeal, whilst raising awareness and vital funds, so they can continue to help the many abandoned, abused and neglected animals in the Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford areas.

Fay said, “We think our Valentails appeal is a great way to show our animals that they will find love and hopefully help to find them a forever home in the process too! The animals we rescue and rehabilitate here at the centre have often had unimaginable starts in life, so we think this is a lovely way to show we care. We launched the appeal last year and were astounded to receive over 170 cards and £400 in donations which was incredible – we really hope the wonderful animal-loving public will once again help to make the appeal as successful again this year!”

To support the branch’s Valentails appeal all you need to do is visit their website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk and select your chosen animal from the ‘Animals For Adoption’ list. You can then post your card to: RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

If you don’t have time to post a card but still want to show your support you can donate online via the website, Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/rspcahalifax.

For more information contact Fay Gibbons on 07399 587618 or email faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

RSPCA Big Walkies at Shibden Park

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch are hosting their third Big Walkies – a sponsored dog walk for both 2 legged and 4 legged supporters to help raise funds for their local RSPCA Centre.

The 3k walk will take place in the beautiful grounds of Shibden Park, Halifax on Sunday 24 September at 11am. All sponsorship raised will go towards providing care, training and rehabilitation to the current – and future – animals looking for their forever homes in Calderdale and Kirklees.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome and there’s even more to experience on the day with fun stalls and games for the whole family and their pooches to enjoy.

This year Fay Gibbons (RSPCA Events Coordinator) will be taking on the role of lead walker along with one of the centre’s lucky pooches! Fay said “I can’t wait for the return of the Big Walkies to Shibden Park this year. We always have such fun with the local community and it’s an event that really helps us raise awareness of the amazing animal welfare work our branch does and gives us the opportunity to raise vital funds to support this work too.”

It really is a beautiful, scenic walk and it’s great to see so many excited pooches flock to Shibden Park for the best walk ever! I couldn’t help but get involved with the walk myself and I hope this will give us the opportunity to show off some of our current doggy residents looking for their forever homes. We hope to see lots of people and pooches there but if you can’t make it and still want to support us, you can donate through our justgiving page too.”

To register please visit www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk It’s only £5 and once you’ve signed up, you will receive a Big Walkies Participant Pack and Big Walkies wristband. All sponsorship raised will go directly to the local RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Centre, which is a self funded branch of the National RSPCA responsible for raising their own funds within the local area.

For more information or any enquiries please contact Fay on 07399 587618 or faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

Shibden Dog Day – RSPCA at Shibden Park

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch and the Shibden Park Rangers invite you to the Shibden Dog Day!

Join them at Shibden Park, Halifax on Thursday 27 July 12pm – 4pm

The Fun Dog show starts at 12:30pm along with ‘Have a Go Agility’, stalls and games too!

Entry to the event is free, but donations are welcome!

Dog Show classes cost £1 per entry and the classes are:

Class 1 – Best Trick
Class 2 – Eyes that will melt your heart
Class 3 – Best Child Handler (8 and under)
Class 4 – Puppy Love
Class 5 – Waggiest Tail
Class 6 – Best Junior Handler (9yr – 15yr)
Class 7 – Golden Oldie
Class 8 – Fancy Dress
Class 9 – Dog Judge Would Take Home!

Local RSPCA delighted with Valentines support

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16730632_247690772343321_2921676189263606853_nThe RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are thanking their supporters who joined in with their ‘Valentails appeal’ this year. The local branch which is entirely self funded, recently called upon the public to choose an animal at their centre to send a ‘Valentails’ card to to put a little love in their lives!

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said

“Everyone here at the centre has been truly overwhelmed by the sheer number of cards received for our Valentails appeal. Every single animal received a card and we’ve had some incredibly generous donations too, it’s been very,very heart warming. We would like to thank every individual or organisation that has donated to this appeal, without your generosity we simply couldn’t continue the work we do for so many local animals in need.”

fullsizerenderThe branch received a total of 172 Valentines cards and raised a total of £400. Local after school club ‘Harlequins’ also got involved by making their own cards and even doing a bake sale to raise funds. Calder High School and the Upperthong Brownies also made cards and kindly donated to the appeal.

The branch hopes to continue with the appeal next year due to it’s success and would like to thank everyone who supported the appeal.

To find out more about the RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield you can visit their website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk or to donate please Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/rspcahalifax.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a completely self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

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