Thanks to your incredible support, 2017 has been a fantastic year for the National Animal Welfare Trust. We’re lucky to have so many amazing supporters, volunteers, fundraisers and staff; without whom none of the below would have been possible!
As a celebration of this fabulous year, here are our top 17 achievements of 2017:
A Christmas Day in the life of the National Animal Welfare Trust
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Talk of mince pies and last minute shopping can be overheard in the staff room, presents are pouring in for the animals and we even had lots of snow to get everyone into the festive spirit.
With the popularity of Chinese lanterns increasing, especially during New Year's Eve celebrations, we must consider the danger these lanterns pose to wildlife and field animals, and the damage they can cause.
Although these lanterns are used to mark a moment in our life, and seem a wonderful way to celebrate, the potential for harm when they land can be horrific.
Hundreds of horses have suffered because of the potentially fatal consequences of these lanterns and at the NAWT we believe it's time to STOP using them.
Across our rescue and rehoming centres, we hear a lot of unique and usual pet names. However these are the stand out names as heard by NAWT staff in 2017!
The quirkiest pet names of 2017 (as heard by NAWT staff):