News

Save Biscuit’s Eyesight

We have set up an appeal on Just Giving to help save Biscuit’s eyesight. Biscuit is a beautiful 9 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who needs an operation to save his eyesight. It’s a big operation and will cost £650. We are a self-funding branch of the RSPCA so we are appealing to our supporters to help us if they can – any amount, no matter how small, makes a difference. To read Biscuit’s story, to see pictures of him and to donate, follow the link below:

Save Biscuit’s Eyesight – Just Giving Campaign

Daphne Absalom – Honorary Branch President

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Daphne Absalom, Honorary Branch President, passed away on 12 August 2015.

Daphne was instrumental in finding the site that Little Valley currently occupies and will be greatly missed by all at the Shelter.

There will be a Memorial Service at Dunchideock Church (following a private family committal at the Crematorium) on Friday 28 August at 3pm. This will be followed by light refreshments at the Lord Haldon Hotel.

Daphne’s sister, Thelma, extends an invitation to all Daphne’s friends and those who knew her over the years.

 

New Newsletter!

The May edition of the newsletter is now available. You can download a pdf here – enjoy!

Newsletter – May 2015

2014 Accounts

Please find attached our accounts for 2014 in pdf format below:

2014 Member Accounts

Thank You to Tug-E-Nuff

Those great folks at Tug-E-Nuff have kindly donated us some of their brilliant bungee toys for the dogs in our care. It’s not easy being a dog in kennels, it can get pretty boring at times waiting for your new family to come along and choose you, so any toys that are tough enough to take too much doggy love are perfect to keep our canines occupied. Thank you!

Tug-E-Nuff

Thank You to RS Groundworks Ltd

We have had another huge donation for our dog sensory garden project, this time lots of compost, bark chippings, sand and fixings from the wonderful RS Groundworks Ltd, who recently adopted Toby the dog from us. Thank you! All these donations means we will be starting work on the dog sensory garden in the next few weeks – we are very excited!

RS Groundworks Ltd

Thank You to Buildbase Exeter

Buildbase Exeter have been extremely generous to us and donated some much-needed items for our dog sensory garden, which we will be building in one of our dog compounds. Thank you Buildbase, we can now make a start on this project! We will keep you updated with progress and photos.

Buildbase

Thank You to Hot Rock Design & Print

Hot Rock Design & Print Solutions very kindly designed and printed our Shelter Day posters for FREE! We are overwhelmed – and they look fantastic. Look out for them in our shops, at the Shelter and around the area. Thank you again Hot Rock!

Hot Rock Print

 

Children’s Easter Colouring Competition

From Wednesday 1 April until the closing date on Tuesday 7 April we have a fantastic colouring competition where children can win a chocolate Easter bunny! Pictures are available to purchase from all of our charity shops or from the Shelter – entry costs just 50p. Age groups are: Up to 4 years, 5-7 years and 8-11 years.
Closing date: 4pm Tuesday 7 April.
Pictures can be returned to us by dropping them into the Shelter or posting them to the Shelter Manager, who will judge the entries. Good luck!

New Skydiving Guinness World Record Attempt!

Adam Harris, one of our Animal Care Assistants, did a world record breaking skydive last year to raise funds for Little Valley. The record was for the most skydivers in a 24 hour period. Well Adam is at it again and wants to attempt to break that record again this year on 20 June 2015. So he needs your support again. He has a Just Giving page here if you wish to donate. Please see his poster below.

Adam Skydiving Poster

Adam Skydiving Poster

 

Another Thank You to Thomson Reuters Digita!

Thomson Reuters Digita of Exmouth have once again donated some wonderful computers to us here at the Shelter. It wasn’t that long ago that we only had ONE computer! Now we have quite a number, allowing us to move swiftly into the computer age! Thank you for your kind generosity.

Thomson Reuters

Latest Newsletter is out – Jan 2015

Our latest newsletter is out now. For those of you not a member of our Friends, you can now see the latest newsletter on the link below. Great news – our cover star, the beautiful Japanese Akita Kimiko, is now reserved! We hope she will be going to her new home very soon. We hope you enjoy this latest edition.

Newsletter – Jan 2015

If you have any stories about any Little Valley animals for future editions, please contact us.

Latest Newsletter is here – Oct 2014

Our latest newsletter is out now. For those of you not a member of our Friends, you can now see the latest newsletter on the link below. Enjoy.

Newsletter – Oct 2014

If you have any stories about any Little Valley animals for future editions, please contact us.

DartExe Ltd – Thank You!

We would like to say a huge thank you to DartExe Ltd for kindly donating a new colour photocopier when our old one died. We just called them to see if they could fix our old one (they couldn’t – it has gone to the photocopier graveyard) but when Clive Barnett, a Director of DartExe, found out who we were he instantly said he could help with a donation of a replacement. Thank you Clive and all at DartExe Ltd. Top people!

DartExe

New Newsletter is Here – Aug 2014

Our latest newsletter is out now. For those of you not a member of our Friends, you can now see the latest newsletter on the link below. Enjoy.

Newsletter – Aug 2014

If you have any stories about any Little Valley animals for future editions, please contact us.

World Record Sky Dive!

Adam Harris, one of our Animal Care Assistants, took part in a Guinness World Record Skydive on 21 June for Little Valley. The world record for tandem skydives in 24 hours was previously held in Germany and stood at 251. They smashed the record with 279 jumpers making the leap from 15,000 feet! Well done Adam for being so brave and managing to raise over £400 for Little Valley!

Adam Harris Skydive1 sml

Adam Harris Skydive2 sml

Shelter Day Cancelled

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, Shelter Day on Sunday 31 August 2014 is cancelled until next year. We are as disappointed as you are.

Latest Newsletter is Here – May 2014

Our new newsletter is now out. For those of you not a member of our Friends, you can now see the latest newsletter on the link below. Enjoy.

Newsletter – May 2014

If you have any stories about any Little Valley animals for future editions, please contact us.

2013 Accounts

Please find attached our accounts for 2013 in pdf format below:

2013 Member Accounts

Adam is Flying High

Adam Harris, an Animal Care Assistant at the Shelter, is going to be leaping from a plane at 15,000 feet in a charity sky diving attempt to break a World Record  currently held in Germany in which 251 people successfully completed a tandem skydive in a 24 hour period. He will be attempting to beat this record with 260 jumps at Dunkeswell Airfield in Devon on 21 June 2014! If you can help Adam achieve his target, please sponsor him via his Just Giving page.

Adam Harris

Thomson Reuters Digita – Thank You!

Little Valley would like to say a huge thank you to Thomson Reuters Digita of Exmouth for the donation of some computers and a colour photocopier. These will be a huge help to us.

Thomson Reuters

New Newsletter is Here – Feb 2014

Our new newsletter is now out. For those of you not a member of our Friends, you can now see the latest newsletter on the link below. Enjoy.

Newsletter – Feb 2014

If you have any stories about any Little Valley animals for future editions, please contact us.

Giveacar

We have teamed up with Giveacar to raise more money!

Do you own a vehicle that you want to sell or get rid of? Then please think about donating it to us through GiveacarGiveacar raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars. They provide a nationwide FREE service which:

  • Arranges the collection of the vehicle from your home
  • Depending on its age and condition, recycles it at an authorised facility or sends it to auction

Scrap donations raise about £100 for the charity (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more.

To arrange donation of a car, visit  www.giveacar.co.uk or call 020 7736 4242, quoting RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter as your preferred charity.

Amazon Wishlists

Amazon

If you fancy donating to us but don’t want to send money, how about buying something for the animals at Little Valley from our Amazon wishlist? We have set up 3 wishlists — one for dogs, one for cats and the other for small animals. They list lots of items that our animals really like, such as treats and toys.

Dogs: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/1ES5SP68IW3DM

Cats: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3FB49CF8HP26I

Small Animals: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/IBC9M0TD9NVA

Either use the links above or log into your Amazon account and type into the search box “RSPCA Little Valley Wishlist” and our 3 wishlists will come up! It’s a great way to help us out and we know all the animals in our care will be very grateful! And don’t forget to claim for your purchases using Easyfundraising, as we can raise even more money that way!

Pets At Home VIP Club

Pets At Home VIP Club

Do you shop at Pets at Home? If you do then join their VIP (Very Important Pet) club to save money and support Little Valley.

As a member of VIP, you’ll get great benefits for you and your pets. You’ll receive exclusive discounts on everything from food to health products, as well as helpful hints and tips so you can ensure that you get the best for your pets.

VIP benefits don’t stop there though! Simply swipe your card at the till to collect VIP Lifelines, which will help you and your fellow VIP members to send much needed support to the animal charity of your choice.

You’ll even receive a voucher for 10% off your next in-store shop in your welcome pack just to say thanks for signing up.

All you need to do is register your details online on this link: http://vip.petsathome.com

If you select your Home Store as Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay or Newton Abbot, you can opt for Little Valley as your chosen charity.

Online Shopping with Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising

If you are a regular online shopper, why not shop through Easyfundraising and support Little Valley Animal Shelter at the same time? It takes just 2 minutes to sign up. Easyfundraising helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. It works in a similar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but instead of earning points when you shop ,you raise a donation for your cause instead. It’s as simple as that! You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 1%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 6%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!

RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter | Black Hat Lane | Bakers Hill | Exeter | EX2 9TA
Tel: 01392 439898