Paws for a cause with the local RSPCA and the Upper George Hotel November 26

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch are looking forward to their Paws for a Cause event with the Upper George Hotel & Pub in Halifax (HX1 1TT) this Saturday 26th November from 12-4pm.

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said “We’ve got lots of canine-themed fun planned for the day, including a mini fun dog show, doggy artwork sessions, pass the paw-cel and more!

We’re really happy our friends at the Upper George Hotel are supporting us as we approach the festive season.

All funds raised will directly help our Animal Centre on Wade Street, so we really hope you and your four-legged friends can join us!”

Find out more about the event visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or head to the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1171369803798206/

So far this year, the branch has successfully found homes for 79 dogs, 179 cats and 48 small animals.The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.”

RSPCA Spooktacular Zombie Walkies Sunday October 30th!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch invites supporters to join them for their second annual Zombie Walkies this Halloween!  

Zombie Walkies is an interactive trick or treat walk around Huddersfield Town Centre, with spooky stops and live acts along the way. Families, friends, and dogs are all welcome to take part in the walk on Sunday 30th October, which finishes at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with a fangtastic party.

Click to sign up to Zombie Walkies 2022!

The event, kindly sponsored by Huddersfield BID, starts at 2pm setting off from Market Avenue Shopping Arcade (just off New Street) and takes in various stops around the Town Centre. The walk is free to take part in, but participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship for the local RSPCA Animal Centre.

All Zombie Walkies walkers will receive a free goody bag and free human and dog treats along the route.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, the Lawrence Batley Theatre has kindly offered their courtyard as a party space for all those looking for some Halloween fun! Whether you take part in the Zombie Walkies or not, the party is open to all from 2pm and includes games, music, stalls, and karaoke!

All funds raised go towards the important animal rehabilitation, care and rehoming work of the local, independently funded RSPCA Centre.

 

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said: “Zombie Walkies is a really fun way to celebrate Halloween and we’re excited to see the spooktastic walkers take part in this year’s event. We’d like to thank all the local businesses who are offering their premises as a ghoulicious pit stop and we hope the community will support them as they are supporting us by having for a bite to eat or drink before the event starts.

We’ve added an extra twist this year with a party at the Lawrence Batley Theatre where we’ll also be giving out prizes for the best dressed on the day, so let’s see how creative our community can be!’’

To sign up for all the Zombie Walkies information and receive your goody bag, please visit:www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/zombie-walkies-2022/

or find out more on Facebook: Zombie Walkies 2022

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funded branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Last year the branch rehomed over 400 animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes.  

RSPCA and Halifax Minster on #WorldAnimalDay Sunday October 2nd

Local RSPCA and Halifax Minster Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay with Fun and Quirky, unique Animal Blessing Service this Sunday!

 

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch in partnership with Halifax Minster are set to hold their annual animal blessing service in celebration of World Animal Day on Sunday 2nd October.

(A St Bernard is blessed by Trish Boyd at a previous service)

This annual service celebrates World Animal Day by giving attendees the chance to bring their beloved pets along to an animal friendly service, with reader Trish giving each animal their own blessing.

The light-hearted service will include light refreshments for people and their pets and takes place at 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd October at Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax, HX1 1QL.

 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser said “World Animal Day is such a special day and what better way to celebrate than with this fun and unique service, in the beautiful settings of Halifax Minster. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience to have our furry friends join us in the pews, so why not join us and be part of this special occasion!”

 

All animals are invited to attend, but dogs must be kept on a lead and small animals (such as cats, hamsters, rabbits etc) kept in carriers. All animals will be blessed in their seat and the service usually lasts around 45 minutes. Photos can also be blessed for anyone who has lost their pet or would find it too difficult to physically attend.

The RSPCA animal centre in Halifax is a self-funded, local charity and is hoping to raise awareness of the animal welfare work they do within the Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford areas. All proceeds raised on the day will be split between the RSPCA branch and the Halifax Minster.

 

To find out more about the Animal Blessing Service please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, alternatively you can also find out more on the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/667315338027987.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Last year the branch rehomed over 500 animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

Halifax Minster was built some 900 years ago by Benedictine monks from Cluny, and it is that Benedictine tradition which shapes its ministry today: with daily worship; a place for education, culture and civic engagement; and a place of hospitality. The Minster belongs to the whole community: to the Christian community; to those of the other faith communities; and to those who have no faith. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the rich depth of heritage and spirituality. Visitors and new members looking for somewhere to worship regularly are both invited to come and join us for quiet services during the week, and to hear the Minster choirs and organs perform at weekends, as we join the Saints and Angels in the eternal hymn of praise to God the creator. The Minster serves Halifax and the borough of Calderdale, but we are also part of the worldwide Christian community. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and particularly the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, and we have international links with Halifax’s twin town of Aachen, in Germany, and our mission partner, the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Kowak, in the Diocese of Rorya in Tanzania. The Minster is also the spiritual home to the Duke of Wellington Regiment and Association, now subsumed into the Yorkshire Regiment.

RSPCA calling all local detectives! Who dunnit?

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch have a new and exciting ‘Whodunnit’ Mystery Tour taking place in Halifax.

The tour is a murder mystery trail taking in clues from around Halifax Town Centre that will finally reveal the answer to ‘whodunnit’.

The walk is accessible to all and can be done at your own pace. It may even introduce you to sights of Halifax you’ve not seen before!

Whodunnit packs are just £5 and available from the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, the RSPCA Charity Shop in Brighouse or you can request a pack online via the website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/who-dunnit-2022

 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser, says “This is a unique event for us and what’s great is that you can take part whenever you like! It makes a great activity for the kids and who knows what interesting surprises you might discover along the way!

We hope that our local community will get involved by picking up a pack – it’s a wonderful way to have some fun whilst helping us raise vital funds for our Centre and the animals in our care.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. The local rehoming centre relies on public donations and the generosity of its local community to keep the doors of their animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and have successfully rehomed 37 dogs, 81 cats and 27 small animals so far this year.

 

Free microchipping and flea/worming treatments from your local RSPCA

If you are in receipt of means tested benefits, your local Halifax based RSPCA is offering free microchipping and flea & worming for cats and dogs.

TUESDAY 28TH JUNE

RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax HX1 1NS

We are offering FREE microchipping and flea & wormer treatment for cats and dogs only. You can also collect a neutering voucher for your pet too.

Please note this offer is appointment only. Available from 11am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 3pm.

We will need to see proof of means-tested benefits.

To book an appointment email: enquiries@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or call 01422 365628

RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1NS

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. 

Meet some ‘Furry Friends’ this Monday 2nd at local RSPCA animal centre!

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are celebrating all creatures small and fluffy with their Furry Friends Open Day this May bank holiday!

The event will take place on Monday 2nd May, 12 – 3pm at the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1NS.

Meet some of the animals in the branches care such as Florence the ferret and Fen Fen the rabbit!

The self-funded RSPCA Animal Centre invites the local community to join them for some family fun and to meet the animals currently looking for homes in their care.

The open day will help raise vital funds and awareness of charity and the ongoing Animal Welfare work it does across Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford.

The Animal Centre will be open from 12pm – 3pm with stalls, food and drink, games, interactive learning and of course, lots of animals to meet.

If you would like to bring some donations for the animals, the Centre are currently short on Felix kitten food and dog toys.

You can also bring any unwanted clothing, teddies or home items for their RSPCA Charity Shops. The Charity Shops are a vital source of funding for the Animal Centre and any stock donated would be much appreciated.

To find out more about the open day, you can visit the charity’s website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or head over to their Facebook event page:  www.facebook.com/events/532817574792902.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. 

This year the branch has rehomed 56 dogs, 135 cats and 36 small animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

Human scratching post climbing event to raise funds for local RSPCA branch

West Yorkshire RSPCA branch is preparing for a record kitten season following the effects of the pandemic and lockdowns.

And to help raise funds to pay for food, vet bills and medicine to help handle the influx, the staff at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District are joining forces with ROKT Foundation to invite people to take on the scratching post challenge on Yorkshire’s highest indoor climbing wall.

When: April 1st at ROKT Brighouse

April is dubbed as the start of kitten season – when cats are most likely to give birth – but after three lockdowns RSPCA staff fear many cats may not have been neutered and as a result the local charity could face their busiest wave of cats and kittens ever.

The costs associated with looking after so many rescued animals are higher than ever, so the RSPCA branch is appealing for people to sign up for the fundraiser at ROKT in Brighouse on April 1 to generate much needed income through a day of sponsored climbs – dubbed the scratching post challenge as a link to cats’ love of climbing.

Lauren Moore of the RSPCA, said: ‘’Many people still don’t realise that even a young cat at four or five months old can become pregnant. And given the lockdowns and difficulty in being able to access veterinary services as a result of the pandemic, we fear a huge number of cats won’t have been neutered as they usually would have.

“Even when services have been back open, the change to people’s lives mean the usual things may have been forgotten or they haven’t been able to afford to do so and it all adds up.

“So we’re preparing for our busiest ever influx of cats and kittens this spring and with that comes a lot of associated costs to make sure these animals get the care and treatment they need.

‘’Even without a major influx during kitten season, we still face rising costs for the basics to provide care for all our animals until we can find their forever homes

“That’s why we’ve teamed up with the ROKT Foundation charity to run this unique fundraiser because although we will need to raise funds to cover the significant costs for their care, we also want to raise awareness of the importance of neutering or spaying your cat too.

Katie Kinsella, ROKT Foundation’s Director for Community & Business Engagement, said: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re seasoned climber or a complete novice, we have climbing routes for everyone and the team at ROKT Foundation will help get you up the wall and raise some much needed money for this wonderful charity.

 

Pocket, Chalk and Boulder. AKA, all you will need for this challenge!

“Cats love to climb and so do we, so it’s a perfect partnership to raise funds and attention for a very real problem our local RSPCA faces. But with everyone’s help, we can all make a difference.”

To sign up for the challenge or to find out more please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/the-scratching-post-challenge

For more on the ROKT Foundation charity see www.roktfoundation.co.uk
ROKT | Old Flour Mill, Millroyd Street, Brighouse, HD6 1EY