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The Brooke

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I became involved with the Brooke in the summer of 2002 when I went to Egypt to see their work for myself. I am now an ambassador for the charity and really cannot speak highly enough of them. They work relentlessly to improve the lives of working equines in the world’s poorest communities. In this country vets work very hard and our job can be very stressful but the conditions that the Brooke vets work in are some of the most difficult you could imagine. I am constantly amazed at their dedication to their job ...

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Dogs Trust

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Many of you will know Dogs Trust by its former name of the National Canine Defence League or NCDL. I have been a patron of the charity for several years now and count among its myriad admirers ...

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Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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When I was working in Cheltenham I met a man called Chris. He had seen me on television and thought I looked understanding. Why did he feel this would be particularly nice? Because he is profoundly deaf in both ears. Chris is a now a firm friend and I treated his dog Duke for four years. Sadly, as with all these pets, we had to put Duke to sleep when age got the better of him. I saw Chris a few months later and he told me very excitedly that he was going to get a hearing dog. This is how my involvement began. Ted, his new dog, is the sweetest little Papillon you will meet, his great, fluffy ears almost accentuating his important role ...

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IFAW - the International Fund for Animal Welfare

Emma says:

I have been involved with IFAW for several years now on various issues, the main one being the hunting campaign in this country. They are a charity that cares for the welfare of animals all over the world and a few years ago I was asked by them to go to monitor the seal clubbing in Canada. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the trip but this was when I first became aware of the organisation ...

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IFAW - the International Fund for Animal Welfare
 
 

Vale Wildlife Rescue

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When I worked in Cheltenham I met a woman called Caroline Gould. She approached us about doing the veterinary work for her charity, Vale Wildlife. I treated their casualties until I moved away in 2003 and remain a trustee now. As you can see form the history of the charity Caroline is a very determined and caring person. The charity started as a hobby in her back garden and now treats thousands of casualties a year. Many people in the area know their door is always open and there is someone on hand to help 24 hours a day. From our point of view as vets charities like Vale are invaluable because vets often have nowhere to send casualties to be rehabilitated and released after treatment. Wildlife cannot really be kept at a surgery for lengthy periods because the environment is so unsuitable and very stressful for the animals. There is little point attempting to treat a wild animal without proper follow-up care ...

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WSPA - the World Society for the Protection of Animals

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The World Society for the Protection of Animals is the largest global alliance of animal welfare organisations with over 770 members in 147 countries. WSPA has 13 offices and thousands of supporters worldwide. With consultative status with the United Nations and Council of Europe, WSPA is building a united global animal welfare movement to further our vision of a world where animal protection matters, and animal cruelty ends....

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