Channel 5 Help the Animals

It's back! Watch at 8pm, 2-6 December on Channel 5.

Help the Animals is different this year

After last years tremendous success, we're teaming up again with Channel 5 and four other amazing animal charities to bring you a week-long celebration of animal welfare in the UK.

Help the Animals will run for five nights, each evening featuring an animal show and focussing on a particular charity:

  • Monday: Save the Hedgehogs - Wildlife Aid Foundation
  • Tuesday: The Yorkshire Vet's Big Donkey Day Out - Donkey Sanctuary
  • Wednesday: The Yorkshire Vet Christmas Special - RSPCA
  • Thursday: Celebrity Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly - Blue Cross
  • Friday: Funniest Ever Pets at Christmas - SSPCA

To find out more and how you can help visit

Tune in Wednesday night at 8pm to see our film!

We'll be featured on Wednesday night's show, so make sure you tune in 4 December at 8pm to watch our film in the programme.

What will our film be about?

This year we'll be focussing on the horse crisis, featuring Adie who was found collapsed by dog walkers.

The programme will include our work with horses that you might not know about, plus what we're doing to tackle the horse crisis. You'll also see the real staff members who were part of Adie's story of rescue and recovery. Watch our Inspector Rosie Russon and the staff at our Leybourne centre, who looked after Adie whilst he was in our care. 

Tune in on Wednesday 4 December at 8pm to see Adie's incredible journey.

What you might not know about the horse crisis

You may think of us as mainly a dog and cat charity, but we're there for all animals. And, with almost 90 horse rescues a month we're seeing an increase for those that need our help. Although we found more than 320 horses new homes last year, we have almost 900 currently in our equine centres and private boarding stables.

  • We rescued 1,071 horses from suffering and neglect last year, all looking for loving new homes.
  • We had about 69 calls a day about horses, that's one every 20 minutes!
  • Currently 85 percent of our horses are in private boarding stables as our centres are full.
  • We spend more than £3.3 million a year helping horses at our centres alone.

Find out more on the night on Channel 5 at 8pm!

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