This is the consequence many rescue centres face if charities like ours do not get emergency government support to cover a shortfall in vital income lost during the forced temporary closure during lockdown.
We’ve been hoping the government would support our sector like it has zoos and aquariums, but so far nothing has been announced despite many popular petitions calling for their help.
Worse still, we are bracing ourselves for a spike in unwanted animals once lockdown restrictions are fully lifted as people’s circumstances at home and at work change.
Politicians have the power to help their constituents – that’s why it’s important to have a dialogue with them and voice your concerns. Animals don’t have a voice but humans can speak for them.
Please can you help charities like NAWT now, by writing to your MP to urge them to raise this issue with the Chancellor?
Tips on writing to your MP
Writing to your MP is actually much easier than you think. You can write a handwritten message or send an email. Whatever suits. The below editable letter template and submission form makes it easier than ever.
Make it personal
Below we have created a letter template and submission form. Feel free to edit the words as you wish to make it personal (if you have a rescue pet of your own you might choose to mention them) and use it to get in touch with your local MP as soon as possible.
Ask for a response
Be clear on what you’re asking of your MP (see the text below) and ask for a response. Make sure you include your contact details too.