Local RSPCA Pet Photography Competition Now Open for Entries!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch is searching for ‘model-esque’ pets to take part in their ‘Picture Perfect Pet’ photo competition! The competition can be entered online via Facebook and is just £1.50 per entry. All entries will be judged on ‘cuteness and all round best photo’, with 10 finalists being selected on Sunday 20 January ready for the public to decide their favourite.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, says

“Our annual pet photo competition is a really fun way to celebrate how adorable we all think our pets are. We just love seeing all the entries and received such a variety of snaps last year; from cockatiels to reptiles! – It’s wonderful to see how much our pets mean to us. The 3 finalists decided by the public, will win a pet hamper full of goodies, so make sure you enter your pet to be in with the chance to win!”

The final date for all entries is Saturday 19 January at midnight and winners will be announced on Wednesday 23 January.

The competition will help to raise vital funds for the centre and the animals in the branches care. Last year the branch successfully found homes for 111 dogs, 281 cats and 73 small animals. For more information about the competition and the branch please visit: http://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or search for the event on Facebook – ‘Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition’.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield 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 Open Day in Halifax

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are inviting the local community to join them at their Christmas Open Day & Fair on Sunday 2 December, 12:00pm-3:00pm, taking place at their Wade Street Animal Centre in Halifax (HX1 1SN). The annual festive fundraiser promises lots of fun for all the family, whilst helping to raise vital funds for the animals in their care and the running of the centre.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, says

“Our annual Christmas Open Day is always a huge hit with our supporters and the local public. You can meet some of our animals, pop in to see Father Christmas in his grotto, enjoy our stalls and games and even grab a nice glass of mulled wine for the adults! It’s a great way to get in to the festive spirit, whilst also helping local animals in need and making their Christmas special too.”

The branch will have refreshments available, a raffle, a Christmas Quiz and the chance to drop gifts in to ‘Animal Stockings’, to treat the animals currently in the centres care.

So far this year, the branch has successfully found homes for 111 dogs, 281 cats and 73 small animals and they hope that with the support of the local community they can give all the animals currently waiting to be adopted the best Christmas possible. For more information about the event and the branch please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

RSPCA Christmas Meal Appeal

This December the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are calling on their supporters to help them give the animals in their centre the best Christmas possible.

When most of us think of Christmas we imagine family, food and love, but the reality is quite different for animals spending the festive period alone in a rescue centre. Although the RSPCA staff work really hard to make the animals feel comfortable, happy and loved all year round, Christmas is always hard as nothing can compare to the surroundings of a loving home and lots of treats.

This year your local RSPCA hope to give the animals in their care the best Christmas possible, which is why they need your help by donating a festive feast in the form of a Christmas Meal Ticket!

The tickets can be a personal donation or make ideal gifts and stocking fillers for family and friends.

Meal tickets can be purchased for £1, £2 or £5 at all of the RSPCA Charity Shops in Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford or at the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

You can also donate online if you just wish to give the animals a special Christmas gift. To donate to the Christmas Meal Appeal online, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Christmasmealappeal.

So far this year the branch has successfully found homes for 111 dogs, 281 cats and 73 small animals and they hope that with the support of the local community they can give all the animals currently waiting to be adopted the best Christmas possible.

To find out more about the branch and their appeal, please visit their website: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

Dare you attend the Annual Monster Ball?

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District is inviting all who dare to join them at their second annual Halloween Monster Ball on Sunday 27 October at The Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top Huddersfield.

The local branch, which is part of a self funded network of RSPCA Branches, is hoping to raise funds and awareness for the animal welfare work it does within the Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford area, whilst having some Halloween fun with their supporters!

The night includes live entertainment, a delicious sit down buffet, ghoulish games with some fantastic prizes, live DJ and a few spooky surprises too.

Tickets are just £25 with the opportunity to dress Black Tie or go all out in your Fancy Dress outfit.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said,

“Our ghoulishly good Monster Ball was a roaring success last year and we’re delighted to be holding it again this October 27th. We have an amazing night planned to celebrate Halloween, whilst helping to raise vital funds for local animals in need. The tickets sold out last year, so don’t be a scaredy-cat….book your place now!’’

So why not trick or treat yourself to one hell of an evening this Halloween with your local RSPCA. To book your tickets please contact Fay Gibbons now on 07399 587 618 or email – faygibbons@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

To find out more about the RSPCA Monster Ball please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘RSPCA Monster Ball’ in events.MB FB

Celebrate World Animal Day at the RSPCA Animal Blessing Service

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THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District are inviting all creatures great and small to celebrate World Animal Day with them at their annual Animal Blessing Service in conjunction with the Halifax Minster. The service is on Sunday October 7, 2:30pm at the Halifax Minster, Causeway, HX1 1QL.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said “We think our animal blessing is a really special and unique way to celebrate World Animal Day and it’s one of our favourite events of the year. We love seeing the amazing variety of pets and animals people bring to the Minster, from kittens to horses and we hope the local community will join us for a wonderful service”.

Owners should ensure that all pets are well behaved and properly restrained, dogs on leads, cats in baskets and other small animals in travelling cages, equines must be unshod to be allowed in the church. RSPCA staff will be at the church to welcome and give assistance to owners and their pets.

To find out more about the Animal Blessing please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Animal Blessing’ in events within Halifax.

 

Dog Day 2018 at Shibden Park – Part 2!

 

THE hottest day of the year caused the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford and District branch to cancel their annual Shibden Dog Day fun dog show this year, but they are excited to announce the fun dog show has been rescheduled and will be going ahead on Friday 24 August, 12:00pm–4:00pm in Shibden Park, Halifax.

Lauren Moore, Branch Fundraiser said “We’re thrilled to have another chance to put on our Fun Dog Show this year! We’ve held the Shibden Dog Day in Shibden Park for over a decade now and we were gutted when the weather made us have to cancel and let people down in July, but the welfare of the dogs must come first. We have such an amazing amount of support for this event and it’s great to be able to offer families something exciting to do during the summer holidays.’

Shibden Dog Day includes a fun dog show with classes such as ‘waggiest tail’, ‘puppy love’ and ‘best junior handler’. There’s something to suit all dogs and owners and plenty more to enjoy with stalls, games and Have a Go Agility.

This isn’t the first time this year the local RSPCA branch has had to postpone their events due to the extreme weather. Their popular K9 Party in the Park was postponed from 8th July and is now scheduled to take place in Manor Heath Park on Sunday 9th September.

The RSPCA branch – which is part of an independent network of RSPCA Branches, all of which are self funded – hopes to raise vital funds from these events to help care for the animals in their Wade Street Animal Centre, whilst also raising awareness of the welfare work they do in the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district areas.

To find out more about Shibden Dog Day please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk.

You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Shibden Dog Day’ in events.
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.

K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch are inviting all two legged and four legged friends to their annual ‘K9 Party In The Park’ on Sunday 9 September 2018, 12:00pm-5:00pm at Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB.

The self funded branch is hoping to raise crucial funds for the animals in their care, whilst having some fun in the sun and partying with local supporters and their canines!

The event is free but donations are greatly received and all party-goers will receive a free goodie bag! The dog show can be entered from 11.30am on the day and is just £1.50 per class. ‘Best Rescue’, ‘Puppy Love’, ‘Best Junior Handler’ and ‘Celebrity Dog Look-a-like’ are just a few examples of some of the classes that will be running on the day.

Expect:

  • 25 Class Dog Show
  • Fun games
  • Great Food Vans
  • Delicious Ice Cream
  • A variety of fun and interesting local stalls
  • Have-a-go Agility
  • Staff on hand to help with behavioural advice
  • Great music all day

and lots more to keep the whole family, four-legged or two-legged highly entertained!

To find out more about K9 Party visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and Dsitrict branches website here: https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘K9 Party In The Park 2018’.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield 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.