Nominated Charities 2017
We're delighted to announce that Holly House Veterinary Hospital has four nominated charities for 2017. These are:
Founded in 1992 (originally Haworth Cat Rescue), Yorkshire Cat Rescue provides a safe haven for many abandoned and neglected cats and kittens. The charity works tirelessly to do this and to find homes for the cats who arrive at its doors, and was accordingly awarded the accolade of Best Cat Rescue in Britain in 1997.
Camp Nibble is a busy rabbit shelter and rehoming centre in North Leeds, and founder Hannah Potts works hard to find suitable homes for the many neglected, abused and abandoned animals that come the way of the centre.
Hannah is also passionate about campaigning for the welfare rights of rabbits - the third most commonly kept pet in the UK with, on average, the lowest standard of welfare. Camp Nibble is committed to a programme of educating the public on the proper needs of domestic rabbits.
Founded 25 years ago, Whitehall Dog Rescue in East Ardsley is a very hands on dog rescue centre that takes great pride in making sure that each dog that comes through its doors finds the right home - not just any home. Awareness raising around issues such as the growing stray problem in Leeds is of great importance to founder Brian Wheelhouse.
St Gemma’s Hospice is located in Moortown, very close to Holly House and we have great admiration for the work that this hardworking charity does caring for terminally ill patients.
We regularly sponsor their Bark in the Park dog walk and will continue to support the charity in any other way possible, publicising their events to our customers and helping to raise awareness for the wonderful work they do.
We look forward to working with these four charities both to fundraise on their behalf and to increase awareness of their causes. During 2016 we aim to work with our nominated animal rescue charities to raise awareness of the increasing problem of stray animals within Leeds.
So please watch this space - we’ll be running competitions and maybe even marathons, posting on Facebook and Twitter and you may even see us in the papers. We will also have a rotational foodbank available at the surgery for any food donations you may wish to make to our animal charities.
We hope you will help us support our nominated charities.