I will be donning my thermals and snow suit, braving temperatures of -25 degrees and commanding a team of Husky dogs through the stunning landscapes of Norway to raise money for the charity, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Raised on a farm in rural had an affinity with animals, especially dogs. Animals are a necessity when you are on the land, we had dogs to help us muster the cattle and sheep and had cats to catch mice and rabbits in the hay shed. Without the assistance of such loyal animals life on the land would have been much more difficult. My appreciation of this unconditional loyalty and service has prompted her to raise money to allow Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to care for animals that find themselves in the unfortunate position of being lost or without a loving owner to care for them.
I was amazed to learn that over 8,773 dogs and 2,423 cats were cared for in 2006. That’s an average of 23 dogs and seven cats every day! Since the Home was founded in 1860, they had taken in over three million dogs and cats.
My aim is to raise £5,000 before March 2008. The cost of caring for the animals is extensive, on average it costs £1,000 for each animal that is taken into care at the Home. My target of £5,000 would allow the Home to care for 5 animals.
Please give as much as you can afford !
Thanks so much !
For further information and photos on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please contactJon Tigheon 0207 627 7886.