Save used stamps for animal charities
Start saving those stamps today, putting them in a used (clean) jar or envelope close to where you open your post for convenience.
The WVS provides animal welfare charities all over the world with a sustainable veterinary resource, providing vital aid, which would otherwise not be available. It sends teams out to give emergency aid, veterinary aid parcels, volunteer teams and gives best practice training to local charities. Send your stamps to WVS, 14 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5PP
Your stamps can help orangutans! Sending them to the Orangutan Foundaton Stamps, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 9XT. Stamps should be cut or torn from envelopes etc leaving approx ¼ inch of paper around them. If possible please send Foreign stamps separate, marking clearly on the outside of the envelope ‘Foreign Stamps’. Find out more here
Save the Albatrosses
The RSPB needs all types of stamps for their Save the Albatross campaign – whether they are used or un-used, UK, foreign or even first day covers
Animal SOS Sri Lanka
Animal SOS Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity who recycle used stamps which goes some way to funding their vital work with the stray animals in Sri Lanka. Animal SOS Sri Lanka own a 4-acre plot in south Sri Lanka which is an emergency veterinary clinic to treat sick and injured stray animals and a safe-haven for the vulnerable and abused. Any funding enables them to save the lives of many otherwise doomed animals, providing high standards of veterinary care inclding blood screening and postoperative care after sterilisation - which is vital to ensure the survival of the animals. Send your stamps to Animal SOS Sri Lanka, 64 Fair Acres, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0LE or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The charity also collects postcards and foreign notes & coins, out of date UK coinage, inkjet cartridges and mobile phones. Click here to visit Animal SOS Sri Lanka
Born Free Foundation
The Foundation is an international wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild. You can send stamps for born free (on or off paper, preferably the stamps on paper should have no more than 10mm of single thickness border around them, please do not trim them so close that the perforations are damaged). Send them to Born Free Foundation, Stamp Appeal, PO Box 638, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 9JJ. More Info
Small Animal and Rodent Rescue
SARR (Small Animal & Rodent Rescue) is also based in Guernsey - click here to visit their Facebook page . Small Animal & Rodent Rescue aims to help as many animals as is possible, originally starting out with the smallest animals such as hamsters and mice,and now helping rabbits as well. Please send your stamps to SARR - Small Animal and Rodent Rescue, C/O Zoe Chick. Belgravia, 16 Clos De Carteret, Cobo, Castel, Guernsey GY5 7UU.
Bransby Home of Rest
SPANA works to improve the lives of working animals in three ways: free veterinary care, education & training, and emergency response in some of the world's poorest communities. Last year, SPANA treated 400,000 animals around the world. Please send your stamps to Alan Gray, 7 Rookery Close, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5FX. See the Ways to help section for more info
This charity helps helps & protects hedgehogs native to the UK. It gives advice to the public about the care of hedgehogs care, especially when injured, sick, treated cruelly or orphaned, and encourages children to respect natural wildlife. Check out Spike the hedgehog's letter from the Kids' page. (He points out that hedgehogs happily gobble garden slugs up, so if you have a slug problem, Spike says you should encourage hedgehogs. The Society funds research into behaviour habits of hedgehogs to determine the best way to help them survive, and it has a helpline to advise on caring for hedgehods & encouraging them in the wild & in your garden. Find out where to send your stamps here
Around 10,000 greyhounds retire from racing annually, and many people are surprised to learn that greyhyounds after a very energetici life, either. They are happy with a couple of short walks a day, followed by a nap on the sofa. They are short haired, so don't need much grooming, and tend to be very placid, so make good pets for children. And they can and do make friends with cats, so if you've got a cat and are thinking of re-homing a retired greyhound... The Trust has over 70 branches around the UK so there's plenty of opportunity for you to get involved & lend a paw, or even take on a greyhound. The charity has a Used Stamp Appeal so you can get active at home & help save stamps for charity You can send your used stamps to the Retired Greyhound Trust, 2nd Floor, Park House, 1-4 Park Terrace, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7 JZ. So get collecting those stamps! And take a look at their site to see how else you could help a retired greyhound or two...
The PDSA helps care for sick and injured animals of owners in need. Please find out more about where to send your stamps here and help a vet help a pet!