Support Brysons Animal Shelter
Brysons has been established for over 70 years and we certainly hope to be around for many years to come. Sadly, this won’t happen without your support. We receive no government or council funding, so your support is essential for our survival.
We Need Your Support
As a small charity we do rely on goodwill and we are very grateful for all donations, whether they are financial, a donation of goods or of your precious time.
Over the years we actively encouraged volunteers to join us and help us to give our animals the very best quality of life in the time they are with us. We fully appreciate that people have very busy lives, so we just ask that you join us when you can, you do not have to commit to a set pattern.
You can join us to dog walk or spend time with our lovely cats, so long as you are a minimum of 18 years old for our insurance purposes.
You can join our fund-raising team and help us make our events as successful as possible. You can organise a fund- raising event for us or arrange a collection of goods between family and friends.
Woking together can make a real difference!
We are constantly aware of the cost of running the Shelter, which is approximately £260,000 per annum, and it is daunting to know that each year we have to raise this staggering sum. As I’m sure you will appreciate, monetary donations are always gratefully received and are essential to our survival.
One of the easiest ways to make a donation is via the PayPal button on the website, but we are aware that not everyone likes to make an online donation, so we are happy to receive donations by any method that is right for you.
Some people like to call into the Shelter and make a cash or card donation and we always love to see everyone. Others may prefer to pop a cheque in the post or give us a call at the Shelter and make a card payment.
We do have standing order forms for anyone wanting to make regular donations and you can download this here.
Donating Other Things
There are so many things needed to keep the Shelter running and items that many people don’t think about.
We are constantly cleaning to keep our animals accommodation fresh and comfortable for them, so we use lots of pet friendly disinfectant, washing up liquid, soap powder and bin bags.
Each year we hold regular fund-raising events at the Shelter as well as attending Dog Shows and Fayres, this means that we need items to be used in tombolas and raffles. If you receive any gifts that you don’t require, we would certainly use and appreciate them and they will make a difference.
We can also accept good quality second-hand goods that could be sold at our monthly sales. Someone else may be delighted with an item that is no longer of any use to you.
Things We Can Accept
Dog & Cat Goods
Dog & Cat Food (Although it is always worth checking what is needed at any specific time)
Collars & Strong Leaders
Fleece Blankets For Bedding (We are unable to accept pillows and duvets)
Horse Feed (Always Needed)
Carrots & Apples
Small Animal Goods
Rabbit and Guinea Pig Food (Please do check what is needed at any given time)
Bid In An Auction
We are regularly donated unwanted items by our loyal supporters. We have set up an Ebay auction where you can get yourself a great bargain and support the Shelter, a win win situation. Like all auctions, the person that bids the most will receive the item they want.
If you are new to Ebay, check out their help pages first, get registered and start bidding. It’s as easy as that!
This is a great way to support the Shelter from the comfort of your home and yet still make a difference for our animals.