Corporate Supporters provide vital financial assistance towards projects that improve the lives of the animals in our care.
In 2016 Whiskas UK made a wonderful donation of £5,000 to our Clacton Centre via their Feeding Brighter Futures scheme. This was put towards the build of two enrichment pens for the feline residents at Clacton. These are bigger pens that offer the cats a break from their rehoming unit every day, where they can enjoy extra space to play, exercise and explore.
In 2017, we received a generous donation of £5,000 from Pedigree to replace the very old and battered kennel doors at our Berkshire Centre. This is a very special centre, having been the first purpose-built rescue and rehoming facility for elderly pets in the UK. As it can often take longer to rehome older dogs, we designed this centre to have a few extra home comforts including rooms to mimic a home living room environment, complete with sofas, televisions and radios! Because of the way the rooms were designed, simple wooden doors were used to complete the living room look. However, time has taken its toll on these doors and over the years, residents have often mistaken them for chew toys! This incredible grant from Pedigree allowed us to install new, stronger doors that are more likely to stand the test of time.
Our Hertfordshire Centre were thrilled to receive a donation of £2,439.71 from the Coop Local Community Fund.
Taylor Woodrow are a long-term supporter of our Watford Centre, helping out via volunteering days since 2015 including assisting with preparation for Open Days and supplying materials for and constructing a scent garden for the dogs to enjoy. This year the generous support from the team at Taylor Woodrow continues as they have sponsored a kennel and signed up for more volunteering days.
At the start of 2019, local mortgage broker, Loans Warehouse took on a huge challenge to run 653 miles, on a treadmill placed in their office, in order to raise money to sponsor a kennel block at our Watford centre. After reaching the target at the end of January, Matt Tristram, Co-Founder and Director at Loans Warehouse, generously donated £2,000 to our A41 Centre, making a huge impact on the lives of the animals.
In 2017 Natural Instinct made a donation of raw food to our Hertfordshire Centre as a result of an online competition. The positive benefits of a raw diet, amongst certain animals, could be seen in the recipient, Valentina, a sensitive dog who had been found as a stray with a possible background of abuse. She had little appetite for food or life in general when she arrived and found kennel life difficult to cope with. The raw diet helped Valentina to discover her appetite and engage with her carers and get a very happy spring in her step and a wag in her tail. Natural Instinct kindly continued to donate food for Valentina on a regular basis until she went to her forever home in 2018.
In 2018 Tia became the recipient of Natural Instinct’s kind donations. A lurcher who arrived as a very underweight (19kg) and nervous stray - she suffered bouts of digestive upset and could not reach or maintain a healthy weight, whatever her carers tried. On a raw diet, Tia went from strength to strength, her tummy settled, stools firmed, behaviour became calmer and she blossomed to a healthy 27 kilos by the time she went to her forever home at the end of 2019. Natural Instinct continue to provide regular donations of raw food to help individual dogs at the Hertfordshire centre.
If you would be interested in becoming a corporate supporter of National Animal Welfare Trust, please call us on 020 8950 0177 (option 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you would like to offer your local centre support via a corporate volunteering day, please see our volunteering page.