Buy your cards and gifts from gifts.rspca.org.uk
The RSPCA is hopeful that this Valentine’s Day will be full of love and kindness for animals as 65 per cent of people said they send greetings cards ‘from’ their pet to close family and friends.
A further 16 per cent of people said that everyone in their social circle receives greetings cards from their pet, a survey showed.
If you’re one of these animal lovers, you can send Valentine’s Day charity gifts that not only include greetings from yourself and your pet, but also raise funds for the RSPCA’s vital animal welfare work.
James Yeates, chief veterinary officer for the RSPCA, said: “It’s heart-warming that so many pet owners see their animals as such an important part of their lives and send cards to family and friends on their behalf.
“Unfortunately not everyone is so kind and every year the RSPCA has to help thousands of animals in need.
“If you would like to help us with this vital animal welfare work, our Animalternative personalised Valentines’ cards cost from £5 and 100 per cent of the profit is used by the RSPCA to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need.
“What better way to share your love of animals this Valentine’s Day? You could even show how much you love your pets by sending them their own RSPCA card.”
To choose a card, go to gifts.rspca.org.uk, where you can also select how the money is spent, for example to nurse a sick dog back to health or paying for toys for chickens. You can personalise the card, including a greeting from your pet.
The card is then sent directly to your door via Royal Mail (first class), or if time is tight you can send your gift as an e-card.