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HELP OUT: Watford MP urges community to support animal welfare charity 

 Published on: 4th January 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The MP for Watford is urging the community to help animals by volunteering as RSPCA foster carers or helping in the charity shops.

Dean Russell MP recently visited the RSPCA’s charity shop on Watford High Street last month as part of his ‘Put Dean on your Team’ campaign.

The MP visited the store to thank the team to the fantastic work they do.

Speaking about the visit, the MP said: “Obviously most people will know that you can donate, volunteer or even rehome a forever home for animals. 

“But one of the things that really came to light that I had not heard of before was the role of foster carers for animals.”

Karen Cruickshanks, manager of the RSPCA’s Watford branch shop, said: “As the cost of living crisis deepens, we are getting more and more requests for assistance to rehome animals as well as requests for financial assistance from pet owners – which we do offer subject to eligibility.  We’re also on the hunt for a suitable site to enable us to rescue more animals, but we’re facing challenges both in terms of the high costs in this area and planning changes.”

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