Following several difficult years of Covid, we’re struck now by the cost-of-living crisis, affecting families and individuals in a number of ways. While Christmas is a time of celebration, this time of year can be tricky – especially now with costs creeping up and the traditions that come with the holiday season, such as gift giving and preparing a feast.
But sadly, one cost that is coming into question this year, is the capability to feed and care for animals leading to an increase of 24% of pets being abandoned already this winter*. As part of jellybean’s annual 12 Days of Giving, we’d like to support the RSPCA’s Christmas Rescue.
The RSPCA work tirelessly year-round to care for and rehome animals, hoping to find a family to love and care for them. And despite the rising cost of fuel and energy, the RSPCA are not deterred from their rescue mission in these tougher times, bringing animals in from the harsh weather conditions and keeping their centres warm and welcoming.
The RSPCA has been operating for nearly 200 years, protecting animals from cruelty, raising the standard of care, providing medical attention and of course, helping animals find their forever homes (to name a few!). Their goal is to achieve a world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness and compassion, a vision that jellybean shares. The incredible team at the RSPCA has achieved so much already, but they’re only able to do this with the help of supporters.
There are a number of ways that you could help the RSPCA this winter:
Donate to support the Christmas Rescue
To join jellybean in supporting this cause, follow the link here –www.rspca.org.uk/jointherescue
Source your Christmas Cards from Thortful
With every card purchased, £1 will go towards the RSPCA, browse their collection here – www.thortful.com/cards/christmas/rspca
Join the team and volunteer your time
Volunteering is rewarding and enjoyable, and you’ll be doing a whole lot of good. Learn more here – www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/volunteer
If you’re a pet owner feeling the pinch this winter, the RSPCA has also put together a hub of helpful advice to cope with pet costs during the current crisis. Please visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/costofliving for more.
*RSPCA Christmas Rescue www.rspca.org.uk/jointherescue