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Planet Earth II is back on BBC1. 

Christmas adverts & charities helping the animals...

Animals affected by war

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Find out how they are helping animals trapped in Taiz Zoo in Yemen & how you can help.  More info

Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India
Will you help the World Land Trust help Indian elephants by helping to secure a wildlife corridor? Find out more here

Helping animals

Orange for Orangutans Day

World Giraffe Day 

International Working Animals Day

Microbeads in beauty products damage marine life

Help stop live animal exports

Can you change your shopping habits to help wildlife?  Click here to find out  more

Help woodland animals while you shop at M&S... Find out more here

Dogs die in hot cars 

Get involved in 2016 - more info here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help the Woodland Trust with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

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. 
 
When you post your stamps to animal charities, please ensure that you put the correct amount of postage on the envelope, because charities cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from sorting offices.  Thank you.

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
 
Orangutan Foundation
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
 
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
 
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
Sarnia Guinea Pig Rescue
Based in the beautiful island of Guernsey, Sarnia Guinea Pig Rescue is dedicated to providing shelter to neglected, abused and abandoned guinea pigs. They also campaign to re-educate the public on the proper welfare needs of guinea pigs.  You can send your used stHautamps to:  Stamps Appeal, Kinnear Cottage, Rohais De , St Andrews GY6 8YX, Guernsey. 

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. 

Nowzad Dogs
This charity helps and rescues dogs in Afghanistan who have no-one else to care for them. Its story is amazing. Send your stamps to Nowzad Dogs, PO Box 39, Plymouth PL2 9AU

Bransby Home of Rest
The home currently has over 280 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules in its care. Send used postage stamps to the Bransby Home of Rest (the link takes a few moments to open).   

SPANA 
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. P
lease send your stamps to Alan Gray, 7 Rookery Close, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5FX.  See the Ways to help section for more info

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 denizewoodstock@gmail.com The charity also collects postcards and foreign notes & coins for recycling. Click here to visit Animal SOS Sri Lanka


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.  There are 3 addresses you can send you stamps to - go to the Society's main website page, Posters & Things we Collect
 
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 Retired Greyhound 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, or events to go to for a great dog day out, such as the Great Geryhound Gathering in Nottingham in September. 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 
Please send used stamps to the PDSA Stamp Appeal, P.O. Box 9191, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 0YB and you'll help them in their work to care for the sick and injured animals of owners in need.
 
 
 
Ways to help
 
 

Dear Rudolf....
All I want for Christmas is.....from horses, donkeys, ponies and mules... More info
 
All I want for Christmas byBritish wildlife
 
All we want for Christmas is... from British wildlife...

Recycle your Christmas cards for the Woodland Trust to plant more trees - here's how
 

Head out to Sri Lanka and lend a paw to help animals there.  More info

Volunteer in Cyprus with cats and dogs.  More info

Charity Challenges

Buy palm oil free chocolate

 Education works

 Teachers' Resources

Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.