Today we are especially proud and happy to announce that we have reached the 200,000 policy holders mark, an achievement that we are all very excited about. Just one year ago we had reached our 100,000 mark, which had taken us around ten years to attain – to make the same increase in just over a year is a fantastic achievement. Considering the current recession, we have everyone that supports us to thank for spreading the knowledge of our ‘feel good’ insurance.
We feel that the reason for this growth is thanks to our wide range of policies to choose from, our specialist approach to pet insurance, and the online community we have created in Feel Good Park, a place where pet and animal lovers can come to share stories and photos whilst receiving updates on our latest charity and company news. We also focus on sharing the news of the many charity projects that we help out and are involved in around the world, letting you stay up-to-date with our donation totals and who we’ve helped. Continue reading →
The day started with a trip to a garden centre to initially collect bark chip but we also got toys to take to the centre to help enrich the animals stay while at the hospital. We were initially tasked with the practical job of setting up one of the designated pens (with wire mesh flooring to prevent any great escapes!) We spread the woodchip to give a comfortable natural surface and set up the run, hanging up rope dog toys for the new inhabitants. These enclosures are an essential stage in the rehabilitation of wildlife and are the next step for animals that are over the worst of their injuries but are not yet ready for release. The pen we were preparing was specifically for 2 foxes that had been hand-reared; Chris helped carry them over and we all watched as they investigated their new home. It was a brilliant, first job completed and a complete success; next step for them is freedom.
The enclosure that the hand reared cubs had come from then had to be made up for some baby squirrels who will now be permanent residents at the hospital. The hospital holds a licence to keep squirrels as they are protected by the wildlife protection law 1981; they are not legally allowed to be released due to them being invasive species. Continue reading →
Animal Friends are committed to helping animal welfare not just in the UK, but worldwide. As a result we work with lots of charities that are of varying degrees and sizes. One such charity we continually work with is Animals Asia supporting their work in combating the horrific treatment of Moon Bears in China and Vietnam.
Unfortunately, these bears are kept in tiny cages for their whole lives and are harvested for their bile, which is believed to be a miracle cure for a variety of afflictions and illnesses. The process in which the bile is extracted involves a tube being inserted into the bears’ gall bladders and is extremely painful for the animals. Animals Asia have been working tirelessly to reduce these numbers and just recently over 1,000 doctors vowed to no longer prescribe medicine that contains bear bile.
Animal Friends have been supporting Animals Asia since 2004, taking on the financial responsibility of feeding 20 of the rescued bears and supporting the Vietnam sanctuary project. We feel it is important to aid these poor creatures as much as we can and try to give Animals Asia’s campaigns a lot of coverage in the hope that more and more people will help to raise awareness.
With that in mind, we are extremely happy to introduce you to our brand-spanking new television advert. It features Cracker and Girlie who have gone to the jungle to visit their friend, who is one of the fortunate Moon Bears that is not in captivity. Just look at how lovely he is.
To read more about the Moon Bears’ plight and how you can help to try and stop the horrible neglect that they suffer, check out the Animals Asia website where there is an abundance of information.
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