NDET-17-12-2021-chats-gb-nmsy-julia rodgerson | Derbyshire weather
They are running a Christmas Advent Appeal on Facebook where each day offers different ways to help the vital work of caregivers.
Steph McCawley, Fan Engagement Manager, said: âDonations are extremely important to us and we greatly appreciate everything we receive. Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Christmas Advent appeal so far. If any of our supporters want to support us and donate cash, they can visit our website. All the funds we have received go directly to support the animals in our care. “
The RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire has also just launched its 2022 calendar which highlights some of the animals that have been helped in 2021. The photos were taken by the centre’s animal assistant, Richard Grainger, who selected the last 12. Calendars are on sale at the RSPCA Charity Shop in the Marketplace or in the Ebay store.
Animal welfare is at the forefront of a Â£ 2million project to rebuild the 70-year-old building on Spital Lane, Chesterfield, where the RSPCA center is based.
A new isolation for dogs and cats, a reception, a pet store and a small animal unit are nearing completion. New kennels and a cattery were completed in the first phase of the project during containment.
Covid has posed numerous challenges to the charity’s Chesterfield base with a huge impact on its funds.
As an independent arm of the RSPCA, the center is solely responsible for raising its own funds to help the hundreds of animals in need in North Derbyshire.
With the cancellation of events and the lack of attendance at the center, donations fell.
Despite this, staff at the center have worked tirelessly to ensure that they continue to relocate the animals, even remotely. The new families were able to find the animal they were looking for via their website, apply and receive their new cat or dog without meeting them first until the day a member of the team delivered them to their new homes.
Steph said: âIt has been so heartwarming to see so many people opening their homes despite not meeting their new addition until we were there at their front doors. We have welcomed 132 cats and 110 dogs this year, which is incredible.
The RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire branch was able to forge good partnerships during this time working with the local Cat Protection Team and Pets at Home Cat Lounge in Chesterfield. The Pets at Home team helped the animal center rehouse 36 cats this year.
Steph added: âWe would like to warmly thank the Pets at Home team in Chesterfield who have been so supportive. They were able to give the public the opportunity to meet the cats before welcoming them when we had to operate in a different way.