Each year our staff nominate a non-profit to sponsor as one of our charities of the year. We provide each charity with a monetary donation and sometimes combine this with gifting items requested by the charities. A non-profit is selected from each continent that we serve, currently all except Antarctica! In 2021, we have chosen some non-profits which serve animals in some of the poorest parts of the world, and in local communities who may lack the knowledge or resources to properly care for animals. Others provide a focus on educating people about respecting and caring for pets. Find out more below about who we have chosen this year.
This non-profit seeks to rescue and rehome puppies, dogs and cats in in Colorado, USA. They also prevent future unwanted pets through a spay and neuter programme. Volunteers foster puppies who are waiting to be rehomed. Donations are primarily spent on veterinary bills and medications, spaying and neutering, and food bills.
This charity seeks to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and change attitudes about responsibility towards pets. The charity aims to improve the welfare of dogs in Vietnam by providing medical treatment for sick animals, vaccinations, and neutering.
Animal AWARE (which stands for Animal Welfare Association, Rescue & Education) runs a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Guatemala, with over 400 animals currently in their care. The charity rehabilitates animals for adoption, along with educating local people on caring for pets.
Founded in 2001, this charity rescues and rehomes dogs in Dubrovnik, Croatia. With around 300 dogs in their care, all pups are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before going to their forever homes. Situated in an exposed area above the city, the shelter regularly invests in improving the living conditions for the animals in their care, most recently having to rebuild parts of the shelter following bad weather in 2020.
Based in Pretoria, South Africa, Wet Nose runs an animal shelter for dogs and cats, a health clinic, and an equine rescue centre. Donations are used to over the costs of operating the shelter, and provide animals with vaccinations, neutering, microchipping and medical treatment. The charity also offers free workshops in schools on caring for pets.
CARE (Community Animal Rescue and Education) focuses on promoting responsibility and care for animals through education programmes for young people in New Zealand. Their Humane Education Program uses engagement with animals at local shelters for young people to learn about their responsibility to one another, animals and the natural world. CARE also rescue and rehome cats and dogs through their network of fostering volunteers.
The non-profit was founded in 2013 by an 18 year-old passionate about removing plastics from the world’s oceans. Ocean Cleanup develops technology to remove plastic waste from the ocean and to stop the inflow of waste entering oceans from rivers. Their ultimate goal to reach a 90% reduction of floating ocean plastic by the year 2040.
We have made a donation to help fund the development of new technology in rivers.