This Christmas we are asking all you lovely people to help us help StreetVet to continue the amazing work they do for the homeless community and their pets in Birmingham.
Who are StreetVet?
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK and an increasing number of homeless people have dogs. The bond between many homeless people and their dogs is profound and the health and wellbeing of their canine companions is often a major priority for their owners.
Life on the streets makes it difficult to access the fundamental vet care required to ensure the health and vitality these dogs deserve. StreetVet is a registered practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been established by a dedicated team of professional vets and veterinary nurses to bring that essential care to homeless people and their dogs across the capital. Together the StreetVet team take their experience out onto the streets of London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Cornwall and Cheltenham, seeking out people; their dogs living rough, and delivering care and support required to ensure their combined wellbeing.
How can I help?
StreetVet are having a Christmas Shoebox Appeal and they would like 50 boxes donated in Birmingham. We would love to fill as many boxes with the suitable donations listed below and also food/coffee vouchers so the homeless people around us can have a warm drink or buy some food.
So what do I do?
We are asking you to donate any or as many of the items below:
For the pets:
- Small blankets
- Robust Toys such as Kongs
- Rope/tug/squeaky toys
- Collapsible bowls
- Dog food and biscuits
- Poo bag/dispenser
For the people:
- Food or Coffee vouchers. We have a number of stores you could get them from; Costa, Greggs, ASDA, Subway and Wilko. You could pop it into a Christmas card or simply pop the voucher into the donation bin.
Donation Bin? Where’s the donation bin?
The donation bin will be outside Subway from Saturday 1st December to Sunday 16th December. Look out for the poster below and pop your donations in there. There’s only ONE donation bin so don’t go putting them into any other bin. Only the bin with the poster below!
Thank you all so much in advance! We will keep you updated with how many boxes we fill.
Come on One Stop Perry Barr lets do this!