GOOLE AND DISTRICT BRANCH

Telephone: 07599 087527

Registered Charity Number: 232214

Email: gooleanddistrictrspca@gmail.com

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Latest News

A Pawsome Result....

Goole and District RSPCA raised £500 for local animals with a collection last week in Morrisons Goole.
Secretary Georgina said "A huge thank you to all our hard working volunteer collectors and everyone who supported us over the three days. Grateful thanks to Morrisons Goole for having us. Every penny will go towards vet bills, ongoing costs for our cats in care and more, it's a welcome boost in these challenging times"

Pawsome Event For Penny Pinched Pooches...

The Goole RSPCA Dog Action Day at The Courtyard Goole on Saturday 12th March lent a paw to those hardest hit by the challenges of coronavirus. The event saw 56 dogs attend, 51 took advantage of a free health check from Rase Vets Goole. 38 got their paws on free flea and worm treatment, 33 neutering vouchers given out thanks to funding from Pets at Home Foundation, 4 dogs ID chipped under the amnesty scheme and 10 chip details updated. Secretary Georgina said "A huge thank you all our hard working volunteers, everyone who attended, The Courtyard and Rase Vets. This event would not have been possible without our timely grant from Pets at Home Foundation so thank you for making this event happen this year"

Purrfectly Special Portraits Supporting Goole RSPCA

We are delighted to team up with local digital artist Dan Read for a very unique, creative, colourful fundraiser. For every pet portrait sold, 10% goes directly to support local animals in the DN14 area. Whether celebrating a best friend or memorialising a lost love, Dan's beautiful pet portraits will honour them in a tasteful piece of bespoke art you will treasure forever.
• Digitally painted from your favourite photos
 • Proofs given upfront with fast turnaround • You only buy if you LOVE your portrait
 • Prices from only £29.95
 • Print sizes up to A1 - 594mm x 841mm
 • Supplied physically or digitally worldwide
 A huge thank you to Dan for this timely fundraising opportunity. To order, head to the website www.danread.co.uk

COVID-19 RESTICTIONS

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to invite prospective adopters to meet our cats and kittens in person. Instead we are offering a video meeting, eg, via Zoom, where you can meet your prospective pet and also ask the fosterer as many questions as you like.
Hopefully, we will be back to normal working soon.

SPEAKER AVAILABLE

Goole RSPCA have a trained speaker who can visit your school, group, business or club to talk about our work and tell you about some of the character cats and kittens that we have fostered. The talk is suitable for all age groups and lasts around 40 minutes.
There is no charge but a donation will be most welcome. Please contact us for further information.

The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill comes into effect

On 29 June a piece of landmark legislation came into effect. The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act was passed in April 2021 and increases the maximum sentencing under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, from six months to five years, for animal fighting and cruelty offences.

The new legislation brings England and Wales in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland,
where five years is already the maximum sentence for those who commit animal abuse offences.

PETS AS PRIZES

Gold medal, Gold trophy, Goldfish? A pet is not a prize or something to be won.

None of the fun at the fair
Fairs can evoke a sense of nostalgia for many, with fairground jingles, sugared doughnuts and arcade game prizes. Sadly, there's no fun at the fair for the animals given away as prizes. While many of us would not accept a dog, cat or rabbit as the result of winning a game - receiving goldfish as prizes have become all too commonplace across England and Wales.

Can you help us make pets as prizes a thing of the past?
Unfortunately, the National Cruelty Helpline regularly receive calls relating to animals being given away as prizes, particularly goldfish - who are often prized off at fairgrounds across England and Wales. These goldfish are often held in unsuitable plastic bags for long durations and taken to homes that aren't adequately prepared to meet their welfare needs. We think you'll agree that while candy floss comes in bags, pets shouldn't.

Life in a bag
Goldfish are easily stressed and very often, fish that are won as prizes suffer miserably from shock, oxygen starvation or die from changes in water temperature, and many will die before their new owners can even get them home.

It's already illegal in Scotland
Currently in England and Wales, it's an offence to give animals away as a prize to anyone under the age of 16, unless accompanied by an adult. This differs from laws in other countries, for example Scotland, where it's an offence in almost all circumstances to give an animal away as a prize to anyone regardless of age.

Prevent pets as prizes
We need supporters like you to take the action and let East Riding of Yorkshire Council know that pets as prizes are a no-win situation.

By taking action, you'll be encouraging your local council to stop this practice on council-owned land, as well as write to their respective Government for wider change.

When it comes to pets as prizes, you win, they lose.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

YOU can make a difference to the life of a cat in DN14. Choose one (or more) of the following ways to help us help cats and kittens that desperately need it.

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