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Hull & East Riding Branch
Save Our RSPCA Campaign to raise £1m for our Clough Road animal shelter
The Hull and East Riding branch of the RSPCA has launched a campaign to raise £1m to save its shelter.
The shelter, on Clough Road, desperately needs updating to ensure staff and volunteers can continue to care for animals in need.
Plans are in place to build new facilities but the charity does not have the funds to pay for the work.
The number of dogs the shelter is able to care for has already been reduced because some areas are no longer fit for purpose.
“People believe that because we are part of the RSPCA, we have access to a great deal of funding but in reality, we only receive a small amount of money from the national pot.”
“Our running costs are around £400k annually and this year the RSPCA gave us £26k to contribute to this which means we rely on our own fundraising and donations from people in the Hull and East Riding area.
“We care for rabbits, ferrets, dogs and cats which have often been abandoned, abused or neglected, helping them to recover and find new forever homes and they need us to be here for them.”
We have already collected £200,000 but as building costs have gone-up since work on the improvement scheme was quoted a year ago, a total of £1m still needs to be raised.
Money has been raised through a variety of activity, including a ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme which has received £4,000 in donations so far.
Support the Save Our RSPCA campaign now. Donations can be made via the Hull and East Riding RSPCA Facebook page. This ensures all the money given goes directly to the shelter without any administration fees.
We have been operational on our current site since 1938 helping those animals most in need of our specialist help. Our priority is to take in animals that have suffered cruelty, neglect or abandonment and have been rescued by RSPCA Inspectors. Our expert team at the animal rescue centre work to rehabilitate these animals to fully recover both mentally and physically. They are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed ready for rehoming.
To carry out our work it costs approx. £1100 per day to operate, we receive no funding from government or from any Lottery funds. RSPCA branches are affiliated to the National Society however they are independently responsible for generating their own income with limited assistance from the National Society. Therefore to continue to operate we are dependent upon; legacies, donations, fundraising activities, charity shop income, grants and corporate sponsorship.
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