Volunteering For Animal Charities In Bradford
Volunteering for animal charities is one of the most popular forms of volunteering in Britain. It's little wonder, as with over 50 million pets across the UK, we're clearly a nation of animal lovers.
There are plenty of Bradford charities dedicated to helping animals, whether it's from abuse and neglect or the threat to their environment. Volunteering is an incredibly enriching thing to do, and could help you on your way to a productive career in the charity sector. You may even find yourself making lots of new friends along the way.
ANIMAL CHARITIES IN BRADFORD THAT NEED YOUR SUPPORT
With a history that encompasses three centuries and stretches back to 1891, Dogs Trust helps to rehome more than 15,000 dogs every year.
The nearest rehoming centre to Bradford is Dogs Trust Leeds, which is based at Woodlands Farm not far from the city centre and has a training school attached. You could help out with classes or volunteer with Dogs Trust at the centre. You could also foster dogs on a temporary basis to support the charity.
With around 250 volunteer-led branches and 40 centres across Britain, Cats Protection is the UK's largest feline charity.
The charity campaigns for feline rights, in addition to helping approximately 200,000 cats each year through essential services like rehoming and neutering. The nearest branch to Bradford can be found in neighbouring Morley, and there's a charity shop in Shipley just a few miles north of Bradford city centre. Cats Protection is always looking for volunteers to help out.
Established in 1924, the RSPCA is Britain's biggest and most well-known animal welfare charity. It investigates over 130,000 complaints of animal cruelty and neglect every year, and campaigns for changes in the law that improve the rights and welfare of animals around the country.
With over 160 branches across England and Wales, the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield Bradford & District Branch is based on Wade Street in Halifax - around seven miles from Bradford. The charity also has a shop in the city centre on James Street, giving you another option if you'd like to volunteer with the RSPCA.
The Wildlife Trusts is another charity with lots of history, having seen its operations grow over more than a century. It now looks after approximately 100,000 hectares of land that features masses of wildlife and natural habitats across more than 2,300 nature reserves.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is based in York, but has a range of regional offices closer to Bradford where you could get involved - as well as an array of projects across the county. You could volunteer with Wildlife Trusts and get involved with wildlife surveys, pitching in at a nature reserve or helping out at a visitor centre.
One of the most valuable charitable services in the UK, PDSA provides over 2.5 million treatments every year to animals whose owners can't afford the veterinary care their pets need.
Bradford PDSA Pet Hospital is located within the Jeanne Marchig Centre on Lorne Street. Why not look into volunteering with PDSA at the pet hospital? While you're there, you may find other projects you can get involved with.
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Last updated: 23/08/2021