Local animal shelter in desperate need of volunteers
It is Volunteer Week this week 1st– 7th June 2015 (#VolunteersWeek) and local people are being invited to give up some time, all for a very good cause.
TAG Pet Rescue, the Thanet-based animal shelter, is looking for reliable, local volunteers to provide ad-hoc support with collection pots inside or outside stores in order to bring in much needed funds to the Rescue.
This is a flexible, non-paid position and any volunteers will only be needed now and again. Their support, however, will make a huge contribution to the charity, which rescues, rehabilitates and re homes local pets (such as three-legged Minnie me, pictured, and her mum).
The charity helps hundreds of animals a year as well as runs an education programme locally to raise awareness of animal welfare and care. TAG relies on the support of the community in order to pay for medical bills and the running of the sanctuary.
Lin Bylett from the charity says: “We are looking for generous people who like to donate their time by becoming community ambassadors and representing the charity in the local area, while fund-raising.
“We have had a dedicated team of volunteers support us with fund raising over the years’ but sadly due to illness, our numbers have dwindled and we are unable to raise awareness in the community to the same level”.
Anyone interested in helping TAG Pet Rescue with their fund-raising is encouraged to get in touch.
Lin adds: “If people would still like to help, but are unable to commit to ad-hoc fund raising, there are a number of other ways they can support us, such as donating goods, raising money at boot fairs, supporting our local shops in Birchington and Broadstairs and organising events. For more information, please visit our website, or drop us an email.”
About TAG Pet Rescue:
Founded in 1988, Kent-based TAG Pet Rescue (charity no 1110837) aims to: shelter and re home unwanted, abandoned and stray animals; encourage spaying and neutering; educate the public into going beyond the basics in pet care; and, raise awareness as to the instinctive drives and needs of captive pets.