Pets at Home Foundation grant
Working with like minded partnership organisations is so important for us here at RSPCA Woodside and a great example of this collaboration is our recent grant received from the Pets at Home Foundation.
As you can imagine with the number of animals that we deal with each year that require veterinary attention make our our vet bills are enormous and exceed over £120,000 annually. The amazing folks at Pets At Home Foundation have granted our branch £18,000 towards these vet bills, to help ensure that no animal goes without the vet care they need.
Great example of how this grant has directly helped animals in need is when back in April this year a stray kitten was brought to us following a road traffic accident with severe injuries which included a pelvic fracture and an open fracture to one of its back legs.
This little black and white female kitten, which we named Dotty, was very poorly as our vet team started treatment. An X-ray determined that it wasn’t possible to save the damaged back leg and because the kitten was so young and her bones were still growing the decision was taken to amputate the smashed limb and save this little cats life.
Post operative care included a course of antibiotics and pain relief and several weeks recouperation. After much love and attention from our animal care staff, Dotty was ready to be rehomed and finally left us in the middle of June.
An operation like this with an external vets practice would cost around £600, the grant from Pets at Home Foundation helps our charity to be able to save lives of animals in need like Dotty.
The grant also helps us to provide health solutions to animals that have been the result of poor breeding. Bull dogs, French bull dogs and other face faced breeds of dog, often suffer from breathing difficulties brought on by poor breeding. Dorris, a two-year-old female pug, was bought to Woodside as a cruelty case dog.
Dorris was booked into the vet centre to be neutered, when during the pre-operation the vet team noticed the dog was having breathing problems, and she was booked in to receive BOAS surgery to correct this.
BOAS surgery is a complicated operation for flat faced breeds and involves removing the excess tissue that is present causing the obstruction in the airway and typically includes widening of the nostrils and shortening and thinning the soft palate. This complex and risky operation includes pre operation medication and oxygenation of the blood prior to the operation with the surgery taking in excess of an hour. This type of operation needs specialist training to undertake and in an external vets practice would cost in excess of £1,500.
The Pets at Home grant allows us to be able to carry out this type of life saving surgery and give animals a second chance at a happy life. As an independent charity we rely heavily on the support of organisations like the Pets at Home Foundation, which helps us to ensure that animals in need can receive the treatment and care that they require.
Doris the pug
Dotty the cat
Glenfield Storage Solutions
Glenfield Storage Solutions have kindly provided us with free storage for our upcoming Community Pet Food Bank. Glenfield Storage Solutions warehouse are located on Scudamore Road, Leicester, just down the road from RSPCA Woodside- Leicestershire, Peterborough and Rutland Branch so this has made the moving of goods to and from Woodside Animal Centre much easier. We probably wouldn’t be able to run our new Pet Food Bank service without this storage support so we could not be more grateful for Glenfield Storage Solution’s generosity.
Hastings Direct Volunteers
Hastings Direct Volunteers
The work we do and the impact we have on both the animals and the local community, can only be successfully achieved with corporate support within Leicestershire and Rutland – therefore developing corporate partnerships is an essential part of the fundraising we do.
How can you get involved with Woodside?
- Choose us as your Charity of the Year
- Seek sponsorship opportunities
- Volunteer your time for a team away day/team-building challenge
- Donate to us via payroll giving (give as you earn)
- Donate gifts, raffle prizes or excess stock
Charitable activities can help your brand to:
- Win new business
- Increase customer retention
- Generate positive PR
- Attract and retain a happier workforce
- Differentiate from competitors
Your support really matters!
Centre Open for General Animal Viewing
We are open to the public to have a look around on Thursdays, Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Pet Shop and Reception
Open 7 Days a week
Monday - Friday: 08:30 to 16:30
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00
If you are interested in adopting an animal in our care, please go to the animal profile pages and complete the contact forms. Our team will then contact you to discuss the current adoption process.
Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road,
Leicester LE3 1UQ
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