Christmas Appeal 2021

WAW Christmas Appeal 2021 – Give some Ho! Ho! Hope!

Help us to continue to help animals in need

It’s continued to be a strange time everyone, Covid-19 continues to impact our activities, we have seen a significant increase in the demand for our services and support, plus many of our fundraising opportunities are still affected.

As the coronavirus situation continues, this perfect storm means we need your support more than ever to survive these uncertain times, so we can continue to help animals now into the future.

This Christmas we are asking you to help animals in need, many of them innocent victims of the pandemic.

Another strange year

Despite the pandemic, there are still animals in need of rescue and in need of homes - our rescue has remained active throughout the past two years, with our doors remaining open to help animals in need.

Between January – October 2021, we have:

Rescued/rehomed over 800 animals:

  • 363 Cats
  • 160 Dogs
  • 95 Rabbits
  • 14 Guinea Pigs
  • 8 Gerbils
  • 5 Ferrets
  • 3 Rats
  • 170 Chickens
  • 2 Owls
  • 2 Tortoises

Neutered 390 animals:

  • 244 cats
  • 73 dogs
  • 3 GP
  • 70 rabbits

We work 365 days a year to provide for the animals in our care, including all through the festive season.

This year we have yet again taken in pets from people who have sadly died, lockdown pets that were no longer wanted when people went back to work, sickly puppies that have been bred to meet the increased demand, pets who people could no longer afford to keep due and supported the community by offering pet food to those in need and much more.

How you can help the animals

All the animals in our care really want is a home for Christmas, but until that happens, we need to make sure they are well looked after, cared for, and most importantly loved.  

With your help we can make sure that the animals in our care have a great Christmas and that we can continue to help them and the community into the future.

There are many ways you can help and get involved:

Christmas wishlist:

ITEMS WE NEED:  Wet & Dry Food – cats, dogs & kittens, rabbit and guinea pig food & treats, poop bags, black bin bags (good quality), kitchen roll, ethical cleaning products (not bleach), good yard brush / inside brushes, Kong (strong) dog toy, waterproof dog coats.

Donations can be dropped off at the centre any day between 10am-4pm.  

You can also donate items via our Amazon Wish List

Give a ‘Cash’ Gift:

The best way you can support us is to donate, no matter how small, it all helps to care for the animals.  You can donate in several ways:

  • Send a cheque to: Warrington Animal Welfare, Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington, WA1 1NA
  • Online donation (one off or regular monthly donation) via JustGiving or Charity Checkout
  • PayPal – using:
  • Pay direct to our bank: Sort code 60 20 29 / Account No: 50246798
  • Text to Donate:

• To donate £5, text NEUT001 to 70970
• To donate £10, text NEUT001 to 70191

Find out more about donations here.

Become ‘A Friend of Warrington Animal Welfare’:

Would you like to join us to help animals in the long term?  Then find out how you could set up a monthly donation here.

Let us take the stress out of your Christmas shopping! Donate in lieu of a gift to help animals in need!:

Not sure what to get your animal loving friend or relative for Christmas? Then let us help!

If you would like to donate a ‘Gift’ (amound of your choice, £5 minimum) to help us to look after the animals in rescue this Christmas, in lieu of a present to your friends or family, please get in touch.

We will send you a WAW Gift Voucher for you to give to your recipient to show them that a donation has been made in their name.


1.    Email with the following information:

•    Your name
•    How much you wish to donate (if you have donated already, please send proof e.g. a screen shot of receipt) – we will send you details of how to donate, or you can click here.
•    Your address (if you require a certificate)
•    Please indicate if it is more than one donation / certificate required

2.    Your certificate will be completed with your donation amount and sent to you in the post.

Please note we will ALWAYS send the ‘Gift Voucher’ to YOU, for you to give to your recipient.  The last day to request a certificate is Friday 17 December 2021.


WAW could not continue to run and deliver our positive outcomes without committed and enthusiastic volunteers.  There are lots of roles at WAW that we need volunteers to fill, find out more and apply here.

Do something amazing and foster:

We are always looking to expand our foster network.  If you think you could foster an animal, then please get in touch. It’s very rewarding and you have lots of support from the Warrington Animal Welfare team. Find out more:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our supporters!