RSPCA Halifax to host Virtual Cat show May 9th

Could your cat win in our Virtual Cat Show?…

 

 

We’re celebrating all things feline this May with our Virtual Cat Show!

You can enter your cat or kitten into any of the 10 photo categories between 23rd April and 7th May. We will announce our winners during a live show on Sunday 9th May starring some of our kitty residents, virtual cattery tours and some fun feline activities too!

You can enter as many classes as you like from the 10 listed below. CATegories include:…

Class 1 – Bonniest Lass
Class 2 –  Handsome Lad
Class 3 – Cutest Kitten
Class 4 – Grumpiest Cat
Class 5 – Cosiest Cat
Class 6 – Best Rescue
Class 7 – Best Friends (your cat with an animal or human companion)
Class 8 – Mature Moggies
Class 9 – Cheekiest Cat
Class 10 – Best Pose

Each picture costs £2 to enter. Please visit the RSPCA cat show page to submit your pictures:

RSPCA Virtual Cat show May 9th

You will be able to submit your entries between 9am on 23rd April – 12pm on 7th May on this event page or you can also email your entries to Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

We will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner from each category who will receive a rosette in the post.

We will then host a Facebook show from 2pm on Sunday 9th May live from our Animal Centre!! This will include:

-Live announcements of our virtual Cat Show winners

-Live Talks/Demo’s

-Live Raffle

-Live cattery tour; meet the cats in our care

Make sure you enter your kitty’s photo between 23rd April to 7th May (cut off for entries is 12pm 7/5/21) and tune in to the Virtual Cat Show on 9th May on Facebook!

Put your best paw forward this March and support local RSPCA animals in need!

Dave the dog from the Halifax RSPCA Animal Centre.

 

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have an exciting challenge this March that encourages their supporters to get active, raise much needed funds and you can even receive a medal for your efforts!

The Best Paw Forward is a personal challenge that can be uniquely catered to your own abilities. You pick the distance you want to cover, the method you will use and go at your own pace – the only rule is you must complete it by 31st March.

Whether you walk, run, cycle or skate! Your challenge can help raise funds and awareness for the animals currently in the care of the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Animal Centre.

Tish the German Shepherd from the Halifax RSPCA Animal Centre.

All participants have a full month to finish the challenge and it can be part of your daily exercise or a personal goal. The event is open to all ages and abilities, and entrants are encouraged to raise sponsorship from family and friends to help the local RSPCA care for the animals spending lockdown in their centre.

Community Fundraiser, Michelle King says ‘The Best Paw Forward is a great way to keep fit and get outdoors, especially now the weather is turning brighter! The flexibility of the event should hopefully make your goal more achievable – from running 30 miles if you’re ready for a big challenge or just 10 miles of walking the dog. Anyone who raises £20 or more in sponsorship will receive a special medal and a goodie bag for those with a canine companion! We hope you’ll take on the challenge and help support our lockdown animals this March”.

After a difficult 12 months, the local RSPCA branch hopes this event will help raise vital funds for their rescue centre and the animals in their care.

All funds raised from the challenge will directly benefit the local RSPCA rehoming centre and you can find out more/sign up via their website here https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/best-paw-forward.

You can also email Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or call Michelle on 07908 478956 to for more information.

Billy (current Animal Centre dog) enjoying playtime and training with our resident Dog Trainer and Behaviourist Yeli Williams.

 

“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 charity rehomes around 500+ animals every year. 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 presents The Super Smalls Show! September 26

LOCAL RSPCA TO HOST BRAND NEW SUPER SMALLS SHOW LIVE FROM THEIR ANIMAL CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 26TH    

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have been busy this year adapting their events online to bring them into supporters’ homes.

In July they hosted their popular annual K9 Party via a live streamed event, in August it was one for the feline fans with their Virtual Cat Show and this month it is the small animals turn as the local Branch introduce the Super Smalls Show.

 

This fun and interactive virtual show will celebrate the smaller animals in their Centre. Supporters of the local RSPCA rehoming centre can watch live from home and even take part in the show with 6 Ferret Fun Runs to bet on, along with entering photos of your Super Small animal into the photo competition from 10th – 24th September via their Facebook event page.

 

The RSPCA branch will host this special live streamed event from their Animal Centre on International Rabbit Day, Saturday 26th September at 2pm. The live show will include introductions to the small animals in their care, talks on how to care for smaller animals, a live raffle (with help from some of their guinea pig residents) and the fabulous main event feature of the Ferret Fun Runs! Supporters are encouraged to place a donated bet on which tunnel the ferrets will come out of to be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

 

The Super Smalls Show hopes to shine a light on some of the smaller animals the RSPCA Branch have looking for homes.

Junior came into their care when he was found dumped in a park

 

Michelle King, Community & Events Fundraiser says “Our Animal Centre have an array of small animals looking for their forever homes and this event allows us to showcase some of these animals and raise awareness that it’s not just cats and dogs looking for their second chance of happiness. The event is also a chance to celebrate how much our small animal friends mean to us with the added bonus of interacting with our amazing supporters and raising precious funds for the animals in our care’’

 

The Super Smalls Show photo competition can be entered by uploading photos of your small animal to their ‘RSPCA Super Smalls Show’ on Facebook or by emailing your entry to: fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an official RSPCA rosette delivered directly to their door; all funds raised from this event go towards supporting the care of the animals at the Wade Street Animal Centre based in Halifax.

 

To place a donated bet in the Ferret Fun Run, email Faygibbons@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or text 07538 114079 to request your betting form.

There are six races to choose from and each race winner will receive a fabulous gift voucher; prizes range from cinema vouchers to restaurant vouchers.

Entry for the photo competition is just £2 and bets on the Ferret Fun Run are £1. Both can be paid for via PayPal at Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or for alternative payments, please email Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

 

To find out more about the event, you can visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/343834800094394/ or find out more on the branch’s website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, where you can also find out information about the wonderful small animals who are currently available for adoption.

 

To support the branch through the current COVID19 crisis without entering the competition, you can donate to their #HelpUsHelpThem fundraiser by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpushelpthem or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1 from your mobile.

 

Local RSPCA first ever Digital Cat Show for Cats in Urgent Need August 16

We’re about to launch our first-ever Virtual Cat Show which will help us to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care, like Katie – a sweet 11-month-old cat who arrived with a terrible eye condition requiring surgery and ongoing care.

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have been working hard over the last few months to provide fun, interactive online shows for their supporters and their pets. Their usual fundraising events were put on hold this year due to the COVID19 public gathering restrictions, but this August they will be celebrating all things feline by holding their first-ever RSPCA Virtual Cat Show!

Classes in the show include ‘Cutest Kitten’, ‘Best Rescue’ and ‘Cheekiest Cat’. The local RSPCA rehoming centre is encouraging supporters to get their cameras out and capture their cat and kitten photos now to be ready to place their Cat Show entries from August 1st to August 14thvia their Facebook event page. The branch will then host a special live-streamed event from their Animal Centre on Sunday 16th August.

The live show will include the Cat Show winner’s announcement and photos, a chance to meet the cats in their care plus rehoming stories, games, advice and more about our fabulous feline friends.

The Cat Show can be entered by uploading photos and videos of your cat to their ‘RSPCA Virtual Cat Show’ on Facebook or by emailing your entry to: fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk.

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an official RSPCA rosette delivered directly to their door, all funds raised from this event go towards supporting the care of the animals at the Wade Street Animal Centre in Halifax – particularly for cats like Katie.

Katie – 11 months old at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch – available for rehoming.

 Katie arrived at the RSPCA Animal Centre in a very sorry state with an extremely painful eye condition called Entropion. After immediate surgery, this lovely girl recovered well and is now pain-free, but unfortunately will most likely have scarring around her eyes for the rest of her life.

This doesn’t stop cuddly Katie from living life to the full though as not only does she have a cheeky side; she is also very loving and affectionate and has become a firm favourite with the Centre staff.

 

Digital Fundraiser – Fay Gibbons says “Online events like our Virtual Cat Show are a great way for us to keep in touch with our amazing supporters and their pets too – but it also really helps us continue our welfare work through this extremely difficult time by raising vital funds to help us care for the animals in our centre.

We’re looking forward to seeing lots of fabulous photos and video entries for this new event, and we really hope people enjoy taking part and watching the show as much as we will enjoy hosting it!”

 

Entry per class is just £2 and this can be paid via PayPal. To enter your feline friend and find out more about the event, you can visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/908224906297137/or find out more on the branches website www.rspahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, where you can also find out information about Katie who is currently available for adoption.

 

To support the branch through the current COVID19 crisis without entering the competition, you can donate to their #HelpUsHelpThem fundraiser by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpushelpthem or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1 from your mobile.

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 67 dogs, 115 cats and 34 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.  

  

RSPCA Virtual K9 Party In The Park 2020 July 5th

LOCAL RSPCA SET TO HOST ANNUAL DOG SHOW LIVE FROM THEIR ANIMAL CENTRE THIS JULY 5TH

The Covid 19 Crisis has created many obstacles to the Charity Sector this year and one of the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch’s most popular events – the K9 Party in the Park – has had to convert from an outdoor event to a virtual fun dog show which will be live streamed to viewers homes!

 

The local RSPCA Branch were devastated to cancel their summer fundraising events due to the Covid-19 Crisis which hit the country back in March. One event in particular was their K9 Party In The Park, which this year would have seen the 20th anniversary of their hugely popular Fun Dog Show held in Manor Heath Park, Halifax.

 

Event goers enjoying K9 Party In The Park last year at Manor Heath, Halifax.

 

The self-funded, local branch of the RSPCA relies heavily on this annual event to help raise vital funds for the animals in their care and had already put plans in place to celebrate their 20th year with their two-legged and four-legged supporters.

 

However, due to the government’s current safety ruling on banning large events, the charity came up with an exciting virtual twist, which will allow their supporters to enter a virtual fun dog show prior to hosting a live streamed show at their Animal Centre to join in with at home!

 

2019 – Revellers enjoy the charities dog show parade

 

The K9 Party Fun Dog Show boasts a staggering 20 classes to coincide with their 20th year, all of which can be entered by uploading your dogs photograph or video from June 26th – July 3rd via the Facebook event page or by email to the event organisers.

 

Then on Sunday 5th July, the Animal Centre will hold a live-streamed event from 12pm, which will not only announce the fun dog show winners, but will also host a dog adoption parade, doggy party games, raffle and more interactive games to join in with from home.

 

One of last years party arena dance performances

 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser says “Our K9 Party In The Park is an event we look forward to holding every year and we had so much planned for this year’s 20th anniversary. The event isn’t just a dog show to us, it’s a chance to celebrate how much our canine companions mean to us and to meet up with our incredible supporters to have a day of fun and celebrations’’

 

Each year the K9 Party hosts up to 800 dogs, with more than 1400 people attending the event in Manor Heath Park in Halifax. The Branch hopes this year’s virtual event will help raise vital funds to support their animal welfare work through the current COVID19 crisis and also provide a bit of fun for their supporters who may be missing their local community events this year

 

The dog show classes will include old favourites such as ‘puppy love’, ‘waggest tail’ and ‘eyes that melt your heart’ with all winning entries announced during the charity’s live Facebook stream from 12pm on July 5th.

Entries cost just £2 and all the details of how to enter will be on the Branch’s website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk and Facebook page.

 

“The day will be exactly what it says it is – a party! We hope all of our supporters will tune in to join the fun and hold their own K9 Party in their homes!’’

Canine dog show entrants pose for the camera in 2019

 

For more information about the K9 Party in the Park and the Branch please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or to support the event on Facebook click https://www.facebook.com/events/195997204805283/

 

“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 charity has rehomed 61 dogs, 102 cats and 33 small animals already this year. 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.”

Local RSPCA Pet Portrait Competition is open during Lockdown until May 24th

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are searching for the next ‘Paw-Casso!’ as they officially open their virtual Pet Portrait Competition.

The competition welcomes all ages and capabilities and is open for entries until May 23rd. There are two classes available to enter – above 18’s and under 18’s – and the winner of each class will have their artwork displayed permanently at the Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax.

Entry by Che Adams 8 years old of Peggy The Pug

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser says “Our virtual Pet Portrait Competition is a brand new event we’ve introduced during lockdown – we’re all spending more time with our pets, so why not try your hand at a pet portrait for some fun! We’ve already had some fabulous entries and we can’t wait to see more.”

Entry by Michael Waine – of Sally the RSPCA rescue dog

The ten finalists of the two classes will be announced on May 24th and the 1st place winners will be selected by the team at Yorkshire Payments and officially announced on May 25th.

The competition will help raise vital funds for the local RSPCA Branch and the animals in their care. With the support of the local community, the branch successfully rehomed over 500 animals during 2019.

For more information about the competition and the branch please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or to enter your pet now visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/247463609644911/

 

“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.”

Local Bradford boy Zach 8 raises hundreds for RSPCA with lockdown drawings from home!

(Zach pictured above with his RSPCA rescue cat Bailey)

 

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch were touched to hear about an amazing fundraising idea from one of their young supporters who wants to help raise vital funds the animals in their care during the COVID19 Crisis.

 

Animal lover Zach – who is 8 years old and from Thackley, Bradford – decided he wanted to do something special during lockdown to help local animals in need. Zach is drawing his own creations and requests from anyone who donates to his fundraiser. They are posted on his Facebook Fundraising group along with sending some copies out digitally or posted to anyone who donates.

 

 

All of Zach’s drawings are being uploaded to his Facebook group and donors just comment on the artwork they would like. The young artist takes requests, but says he much prefers to do his own style of ‘doodle’ rather than a pet portrait. There are plenty of examples of Zach’s artwork to view on his page, including a penguin, an owl a monkey and even an alien spaceship!

 

 

 

Mum, Jemma Walker says “Zach has always been a great animal lover and our family adopted 2 kittens from the local RSPCA in Bradford almost 16 years ago. Sadly, we lost one of our cats last year but we still have Bailey (pictured above with Zach) and who Zach loves so much that it inspired him to help out the charity during lockdown. The fundraising total currently stands at £283 with more donations coming in and we’re even laminating and sanitising any artwork requests for delivery too!”

 

All funds raised from Zach’s artwork fundraiser will go directly to help the self-funded local RSPCA animal centre. Fay Gibbons, the Digital & Community fundraiser for the branch says “Zach really is a hero in our eyes – it’s been an incredibly difficult time for us here at the centre with all of our Charity Shops closed and fundraising events on hold for the foreseeable future, so all of the money raised will go a really long way in helping us to care for local animals in need. Well done Zach, you’re a superstar!”

 

To find out more about the fundraiser or to donate and get your hands on your own doodle by Zach, visit his Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/274053893770543.

 

(Zach at work)

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 40 dogs, 60 cats and 10 small animals so far this year.