As an independent animal welfare charity, we are close to breaking point, and we need your help to ensure we can continue offering the much-needed care and love for abandoned animals in our local area. The data below highlights just some of the factors that have led to this vulnerable and worrying position for all animal welfare charities across the UK.
- 22,908 animals were left by their owners in 2022 (source:RSPCA)
- There is a 10% decline in animals being rehomed each year (source:RSPCA)
- Electricity costs have increased by 66.7% and gas 129.4% (source: ONS)
- Donations have decreased considerably over the past 6 months
There are 3 key factors that have hit all animal welfare charities hard:
1. Rise in costs
2. Drop in donations
3. Influx of animals being relinquished
As a result of the above, here at Teckels we are now facing the devastating prospect of potential closure. Put simply, we have just two months to stabilise our financial position to avoid immediate closure. We will be launching a national appeal to the public on Tuesday 2nd May in one final plea for the nation to help save Teckels and the vital rescue and rehabilitation work that we do for abandoned cats and dogs. We also aim to raise awareness of the severity of this national crisis which is affecting all animal welfare charities across the UK.
Sarah Johnson Centre Manager says:
“It’s heartbreaking to think that we may not be around to help the increasing numbers of unwanted cats and dogs in their time of need. Not only would the closure of Teckels have a huge impact on the staff, the stray animals, and anyone local who needs us, but would also put a massive strain on our colleagues at our neighbouring rescues.”
If you can help in any way, Team Teckels and the rescue animals will be forever grateful that your combined acts of kindness and generosity saved their rescue centre.
If you would prefer to donate to us directly our bank details are:
Lloyds Bank PLC
Teckels Animal Sanctuaries
Sort code: 30-98-29
Account number: 04114344