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Blue Cross

Step into Christmas 25k 2020

This Christmas, more than ever, Blue Cross need support to care for sick, injured and abandoned pets. This December, pet lovers are uniting virtually to walk/jog/run the Step into Christmas 25k. Because its only together that we can change lives.
raised of £35,000 target
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Event: Step into Christmas 2020, from 1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020
Closed on 31/01/2021
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Step into Christmas

Kind pet lovers are coming together this festive season to walk, jog or run 25k during the month of December. Whether it's to walk a kilometre a day, or run it in one go, or anything in between, every step will make a difference to the pets in Blue Cross care.

The world has changed this year, but the need for Blue Cross hasn't. Like many charities Blue Cross have seen a dramatic fall in fundraising income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but not once have Blue Cross turned away pets in the greatest need.

This Christmas, more than ever, Blue Cross urgently need support to care for sick, injured and abandoned pets. Because it's only together that we can change lives.

Anyone who completes the 25K challenge will receive a Step into Christmas medal to mark their success. And if your dog has been with you every step of the way, there is an optional extra dog tag medal too!

Funds raised through this festive challenge will help Blue Cross continue deliver their rehoming, veterinary, behaviour, education and pet bereavement support services to help pets and people in need.

Pets like tiny abandoned kitten Logan.

Logan is lucky to be alive after being found in a garden shed and rushed into Blue Cross care during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Believed to be around a week old, the kitten was taken to our Grimsby animal hospital in Lincolnshire back in March by a member of public who had heard his desperate cries.

Logan had to be hand-fed every three hours when he first arrived at Blue Cross. Once Logan was stable and well enough for the journey, he was taken to our Lewknor rehoming centre in Oxfordshire to continue his recovery and build strength.

Hannah Owen, Animal Welfare Assistant, said: When Logan first arrived here his eyes weren't fully open, and we needed to hand-feed him using a bottle. He was so tiny that we popped him into a small crate so he could spend lunch in the team room with us in safety. He was happily cuddled up with a teddy that was double his size and had a good snooze.

As he needed round-the-clock care, foster carer Amy took Logan home to be there for him day and night, hand-feeding him every three hours. Logan went to live with one of our kind foster carer's until he was old enough to find a new home. She was one of those in a huge network of kind volunteers who have helped us care for hundreds of pets with nowhere else to turn for the past six months. In June, once he was ready, Blue Cross found Logan a loving home where he is now thriving and looking forward to his first Christmas with his loving family.

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Blue Cross

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Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on us since 1897. Thousands of abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be.

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