With Christmas just around the corner, one local practice has collected almost a thousand pounds' worth of money and food to help the residents of Munlochy Animal Aid's Black Isle shelter have a Happy Christmas.
Crown Vets' Sarah Baddon RVN, and Jo Campbell, Head Receptionist, visited Munlochy Animal Aid's shelter on Friday 15th December to present the charity with a cheque for £700 and several hundred kilograms of food. This generous donation was made possible thanks to an amazing effort from the team and clients at Crown Vets' two Inverness practices, on Argyle Street and Canalside. Sarah and Jo organised a series of events throughout December, including a bake sale, Facebook campaign and collection boxes in both practices where clients could donate much-needed money or food for the shelter.
Sandra Campbell, Practice Manager is thrilled to be able to help this wonderful local animal welfare charity. "Here at Crown Vets we promote responsible pet ownership throughout the year, and always recommend that anyone considering a new pet re-homes an animal from a rescue centre such as Munlochy Animal Aid. Sadly in 2016 there was a 54% increase in the number of dogs being abandoned over the festive period - rehoming centres need our help more than ever. Crown Vets' clients have been so supportive, donating a huge amount of food, toys and treats to our appeal. Fund-raising activity organised by the Crown Vets team has also brought in £700, and so we were delighted that Sarah and Jo were able to visit the shelter and hand over the food and a big cheque to the team of hard-working volunteers, just in time for Christmas."