This year has been our toughest yet to raise the support needed to keep our charity afloat. COVID-19 really has knocked everybody's socks off....
Regardless, we still wanted to give back to the community for your amazing generosity and kindness over these extremely tough year, and we were thankfully able to hold our annual raffle to do just that!
And at £5 per ticket, we sold out 200 tickets within a week - how amazing is that?!
The draw will take place on the 21st December.
Good luck to everyone who entered and we truly do thank you for your amazing contributions.
(Entries are now closed!)
- Love Team WAR
Hi everyone, hope you are all well in these difficult, confusing times.
We wanted to give an update on what will be happening with our adoptions from today onwards.
With lockdown restrictions easing from the 2nd December, we're aiming to kick start rehoming again prior to Christmas. Our amazing tech and admin team have prepared everything ready for today.
So, from today onwards until further notice...
All the cats, kittens and snakes will be available for adoption via our website.
We urge you to read the full description regarding each furbaby prior to applying.
We don't operate on a first come first served basis. We operate on a most suitable home for each furbaby concerned, so the more information you provide us, the better understanding we will have of your home suitability for the animal you are interested in.
We'd like to give another wonderful feature to one of our fantastic supporters this year!
Saima has agreed to support our charity this year and we couldn't be more grateful for this help, especially in these very difficult times. So thank you, Saima... you're amazing!
Here's a little statement about Saima:
"I'm mother of two young children (boy and a girl) and I'm a pastry chef. I have worked in Raymond Blanc’s restaurant as pastry chef and then opened my own tearoom in house of Fraser Croydon in 2018, which we had to close due to the pandemic.
Now I work from home as a baker and also started my personalised gift item business in April; designing digital sketches and personalised products. I was one of the finalists best startup businesses of 2018 in Croydon. I have many pets personalised products from food/water bowls to Christmas Santa sacks and stockings."
Thank you Saima; we love your products and your story. It's wonderful to have such ambitious, supportive people like you in the local community!
We wanted to give a shout out to a great supporter we've teamed up with this month in order to raise funds and support our charity.
Dylan’s Doggy Treats
This very friendly custom-pet gift creators have generously decided they will be donating to our rescue. They have some lovely items so please check out their page, give them a like and pamper your pouches / pusscats. They also do bunny treats!
Dylan’s Doggy Treats are ran by Dylan and her partner, Daisie. She has worked in the dog industry for 10 years since she was 14 in a dog groomers, as well as has also worked in daycares and has done dog walking over the years.
Over the years, she has learnt so much about dogs and also went to Nescot to take an animal studies course in which he received a diploma. Dylan and Daisie both love all animals and believe every animal big or small deserves to be spoilt and part of the family. (which we at WAR are of course are fully on board with!)
Dylan said "Our chosen charity is Wallington Animal Rescue, in which we will be donating some of our profits to. We would love to get involved in future raffles and money raising events and help this incredible charity raise as much money as possible."
"At Dylan’s Doggy Treats, we made healthy frozen treats throughout the summer providing dogs with a nutritional treat made from fruit/ vegetables and pet safe chocolate/ peanut butter along with other pets too.
We have now expanded to making baubles for pets this Christmas to ensure they have something special. The baubles can have the pets' names, colour/decoration of choice and is filled with yummy snacks (NO RAWHIDE); these can also be empty if owner prefers.
Along with these, we're making heavenly baubles for those who have unfortunately lost their family, friends and pets; filled with feathers and name/decoration of choice. We believe these would make a great reminder of a loved and missed person/pet and make it seem like they are there for Christmas.
There is no limit of what we can do, If you have any questions regarding our treats and Baubles or anything else, pop us a message and myself or Daisie will be more than happy to help ."
How lovely of them, we are ever so thankful for their support and can't wait to collaborate with them in the near future (as well as team members probably buying some pet gifts!), thank you Dylan and Daisie!
Hello everyone, it's been a while!
Welcome to the November WAR blog, hope you've all been keeping well.
I suppose we should start off with the elephant in the room and talk about what will be happening with WAR with the new COVID-19 restrictions/lockdown starting on Thursday 5th November 2020.
Another wave and another lockdown. We survived the last one so we'll survive this one as well, although to date we've lost over £15000 in fundraisers this year so far. But as of this week, here is where our rescue stands...
We're extremely sorry to have to make this change but it is only temporary. We place staff and client safety as a top priority and in these difficult times, we cannot guarantee the safety of our team or potential adoptees due to the nature of the COVID-19 virus and the risks associated with it. We are truly sorry for this!
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