Hopefield Animal Sanctuary - First World War animals and the winter appeal

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 November 2018

Rainbow over Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Rainbow over Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

This week, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary’s Sophie Kemp talks more about the charity’s winter appeal as well as the importance of animals during the First World War.

It’s been a pretty miserable week weather-wise down at the sanctuary, with plenty of heavy rain creating a lot of mud to make our lives harder!

Although, we did have a beautiful rainbow over the sanctuary to brighten our day up.

On Sunday, we paid respects to the fallen members of the armed forces who fought in the First World War, but also the animals. Animals played a huge part in the war, including horses, dogs, cats, pigeons and donkeys.

It is estimated that 484,143 British horses, mules, camels and bullocks died between 1914 and 1918.

Our latest vet bill came in at £4,500 - this is just for one month.

Winter is our toughest time and funds are tightened even more so than usual.

If every single person that followed our Facebook page donated just £1, that would cover our veterinary bills for approximately five months!

Please share our winter appeal with friends and family.

Every donation, big or small goes a long way in helping us provide the care that our animals so desperately need.

Dates for the diary:

Christmas Fete - Saturday, December 1

Christmas Lunch - Wednesday, December 19

Christmas Carol Service - Sunday, December 23

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