YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Friends of Akitas Trust (UK) is a registered charity and we rely solely on public donations to secure the future of the dogs in our care. Currently the Trust funds 5 ‘safe’ kennel spaces and supports the few foster homes we are lucky enough to have.
On average, we care for between 30 and 40 dogs per month. Some of these dogs are in our ‘safe’ kennels, others are in foster care and some still in their existing homes, all waiting for their new forever families to come and give them the love and warmth they all so desperately need. At present, March 2011, we are at an all time high with no less than 47 dogs on our website for re-homing.
On top of kennelling fees, we also ensure that all of the dogs in our kennels and foster care are vaccinated and vet checked, and every dog that comes through the organisation is either micro-chipped, or has their existing microchip details updated. Some of the dogs in our care also need vet treatment for illness.
With the number of abandoned Akitas growing at a steady rate, we need to secure monthly funding to help us to maintain the work we do as a charity and to continue saving the lives of these beautiful dogs.
Many of the dogs come to us without a collar or lead, some have never even had a toy to call their own.
Every penny of your donation goes to the dogs, be it for kennelling, micro-chipping, vaccinating, vet care or a nice toy to help brighten their day.
We collect and recycle the following items and exchange them for cash donations to the charity.
- Printer cartridges
- Mobile phones (working or broken)
- Foreign coins
- Old Gold
You can now order all of your doggie supplies from our discount online shop – Big brands such as Kong, Canac, Halti, Flexi & Ancol are all available at discount prices and all of the profit goes towards helping our Akitas in need.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of our charity work, here are just a few:
- Poster distribution to raise awareness
- Transporting Akitas to safety
- Home visits for potential adopters
- Fostering Akitas prior to their re-homing
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
As a lot of our rescued Akitas are saved from Council Contracted Dog Pounds, they usually arrive without even a collar. None have a blanket or toys so we are always looking for these items to be donated.
Please visit www.friendsofakitas.co.uk to read about all of our Akitas in need and see what you could do to make a difference
If you are looking to purchase some books on our magnificent breed, why not use Amazon and raise some funds for F.O.A with no extra cost to yourself! Just click on the link below…
There’s now a new and easy way for you to help us raise funds for Friends of Akitas Trust (UK) – simply by shopping online!
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It’s completely FREE to register and use and you still shop with each retailer in exactly the same way. Many retailers even offer additional discounts and money saving e-Vouchers when you shop using easyfundraising.
If you shop online anyway then why not raise valuable extra funds for us by using this fantastic scheme. All you need to do is visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/friendsofakitas and when you register, select Friends of Akitas Trust (UK) as the organisation you wish to support.