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Help give animals a happy Christmas

11/12/17

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It's hard to believe it's that time of the year again. 

For the SPCA, Christmas time means kitten season, so we're preparing for an influx of thousands of animals who desperately need our help. Kittens without families will spend this Christmas season scared, hungry and alone. Will you make an urgent donation today and help the SPCA give animals the love, care and shelter they deserve? 

In the summer SPCA centres can be close to capacity and we have to bring on more team members to help care for the number of animals needing help. This situation only gets more urgent - there are up to 100 animals every day needing our help. With no one to care for them, kittens born on the street can suffer terribly. 

Little kittens Grey, Rogue and Phoenix very nearly had a tragic end to their very short life. They were seeking shelter in a pile of sticks and leaves when suddenly their home went up in flames. Their hiding place was a bonfire, and they were lucky to escape just in time. SPCA Vet Dr Shalsee, who treated Grey, Rogue and Phoenix, remembers the day they came in with singed whiskers and burnt ears. "They had burns on their faces, charcoal on their cheeks and were suffering from smoke inhalation."

Just a few weeks old, Grey, Rogue and Phoenix were forced to fend for themsevles. They were alone, sick, without a real home and had to scavenge for food.

Will you please send a Christmas gift to help rescue and rehome vulnerable animals like these kittens so they don’t have to be frightened and alone this festive season? Your support makes such a difference.

With so many cats and kittens requiring vet care, our team is spending more on vaccinations, specialist treatment, desexing surgeries, medication and flea and worming. That’s why donations are so critical this Christmas season. The more donations we have, the more resources there are to help these vulnerable animals.

Your gift will go towards essential vet treatment, providing a warm bed, food to fill their bellies, or giving them a toy to play with – perhaps the first they’ve ever had in their life. It’s so difficult to watch innocent animals suffer, especially when kindness and generosity abound over the holiday season. As we get closer to Christmas, please think not only of your loved ones but also the animals with no one else to love them.

Just a few dollars from you can give them the health, happiness, and caring homes that all animals deserve.