Aug 20, 2009
WSPA is asking people to hold a Pet Party and give their dogs a treat during World Animal Week, 4-10th October.
World Animal Week is an annual event that unites animal lovers around the world. Pet Parties are an opportunity to gather your friends and family and get baking to raise money to help stray dogs around the world.
Your Pet Party can take whatever form is best for you. WSPA supporter Louise Green who is dedicated to improving canine nutrition has designed a Hound Cake especially for World Animal Week. The recipe is healthy and nutritional for dogs and will keep your furry friends entertained during your Pet Party.
Jane Rockliffe, WSPA Community Fundraising Manager said: “We are really excited about the new Pet Parties concept and can’t wait to see how much fun people have with it.”
Louise Green runs her own company – ‘Helping Hounds Dog Training’ – and currently has four dogs; Bramble, a Labrador, Molly & Toby, Border Collies and Merlot, a Working Cocker Spaniel.
She has spent her entire life around dogs and knows how rewarding a good relationship with your pet can be. Louise Green, dog trainer said: “As a trainer, I use food as a motivational tool and it is really important to me that the treats we offer our dogs have some nutritional value.”
Louise added: “The Hound Cake recipe is healthy for dogs and is really simple to make, so go on and have some fun! Get baking and hold a ‘Pet Party’ for this amazing cause.”
This year any money raised from WSPA’s Pet Parties will go towards stopping cruelty to animals all over the world and WSPA will be funding mobile veterinary clinics in a number of countries which cannot afford any aid to help their stray dogs themselves.
Out of the estimated 500 million dogs in the world, approximately 75% are strays. Stray animals fight over food, causing injuries that are rarely treated. A lack of funds leaves the strays suffering from hunger and disease, as a result these animals are often seen as a nuisance or health hazard by the people who live alongside them.
£10 can pay for one dog in India to be neutered and vaccinated against rabies.
£50 can fund educational workshops and encourage responsible pet ownership.
£100 can help improve dog pounds so that dogs are treated humanely.
£500 can help WSPA meet with four governments in Asia to persuade them to end cruel methods of stray dog control.
Jane added: “Every donation counts, so grab an apron and get baking for your dogs and helping animals around the world, really will be a piece of cake.”