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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs World Animal Week Pet Parties

WSPA supporter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall encourages people across the UK to hold Pet Parties

WSPA supporter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall encourages people across the UK to hold Pet Parties

Celebrity Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has designed a banana bread recipe for people holding Pet Parties to raise money for WSPA in World Animal Week 2009.

This year, WSPA wants to make World Animal Week, running from 4th – 10th October, bigger and better than ever with its new Pet Party theme.

What is a Pet Party?

A Pet Party is a chance to celebrate the impact animals have on our lives.

This fundraising week has grown over the years, creating a global phenomenon and with the help of our supporters WSPA wants this year’s to be even bigger and better.

Your Pet Party can take on whatever form you like. It can be for you and your pets, at home or at work, for the general public or friends and family. Invite people over for some cake and ask for donations or do a cake sale.

It’s that simple, you could even have a Pet Party for your dogs with healthy and nutritional cakes especially designed for them. Check out the recipes on our World Animal Week 2009 website

Have fun with your Pet Party, but if you’re stuck for ideas, feel free to email fundraising@wspa.org.uk for inspiration.

Hugh’s Banana Bread

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says: “Holding a Pet Party for the World Society for Protection of Animals is a great way to bring people who care about animals together to raise funds for animals around the world.”

See Hugh’s banana bread recipe, get inspired and get baking! Taking part in World Animal Week really is a piece of cake! 

Hugh adds: “I'm delighted to offer my recipe for the parties and wish everyone who hosts an event the best of luck.”

Plight of stray dogs

WSPA first ever student ambassador with Fiji’s SPCA in Suva

WSPA first ever student ambassador with Fiji’s SPCA in Suva

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This year, 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 countries which cannot afford 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.

How will your Pet Party help stray dogs?

The stray dog issue may seem a world away, but baking cakes here in the UK can save people’s pets around the world from pain and suffering.

£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.

Find out more about World Animal Week 2009 and how you can help WSPA UK raise money for stray dogs>>

Find out about WSPA's work with stray dogs>>


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