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Support Us > Winter Warmer Appeal 

Help us keep toes toasty this winter! 

This winter show your support for the pets in our care by supporting our Winter Warmer Appeal 

Help us give Little Ronnie and all the other pets in our care a happy, healthy and warm winter

As the nights draw in and the temperature plummets, we batten down the hatches and stock up our food stores to ensure we keep all toes toasty and all tummies full for the duration of the colder season.

Colder weather means extra food and extra fuel to keep everyone happy, safe and warm. Our medical bills also soar as pets are more vulnerable to illnesses in the colder months, especially those that have been abandoned and who are too old, too young or too weak to fend for themselves. Animals such as ‘Little Ronnie’ (pictured above) who was found after being abandoned and in desperate need of lifesaving heat therapy. Our washers and dryers are also on a permanent spin as we try to keep up with the extra demand for clean and dry bedding! 

 Food store: We ensure every tummy is kept full and have healthy and nutritious meal plans tailored to suit each individual pet in our care. With your donation we can buy twice as much food from our wholesalers – ensuring your money goes so much further for the pets in our care this winter.

 Laundry room: Our staff and volunteer laundry assistants are kept especially busy in the wetter colder months, ensuring that every dog and cat has the clean and dry bedding needed to keep them snugs as bugs in rugs. This means higher utility bills and lots more washing detergent!

  Heat: Extra heating is required to ensure the wellbeing of our older, younger and poorly residents – and of course the other residents, whether cat, dog or small animal, all appreciate a snug bedroom to cuddle up in after long winter’s day. Heating is also essential for our RSPCA Bristol Clinic, it is vital to saving the lives and ensuring the safe recovery for many of the patients they care for each day.  

Make a donation

It couldn’t be easier to make a donation towards our Winter Warmer Appeal. You can donate in the following ways:

Online: Visit our Donate page to make a secure online donation, please ensure you leave a comment to say you are donating to the Winter Warmer Appeal in the comments box, or you can donate securely via JustGiving by visiting our page:

By phone: Call our fundraising team on 0117 300 3968 to make a donation over the phone by credit or debit card

By post: You can send a cheque (made payable to ‘Bristol Dogs and Cats Home’) to us at: ‘WWA’, RSPCA Bristol Branch Office, 48 Albert Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0XA

By text message: Text: ‘COSY16 £5’ to 70070 (or you can amend the amount you wish to donate, e.g. ‘Cosy16’ followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070) to make a donation via your mobile phone. Follow the text prompts if you are a UK Tax Payer and wish to Gift Aid your donation

In Person: You may also make a donation in person. Please ask for one of our donation forms at reception, (available at Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, our RSPCA Bristol Clinic and at our Branch office), and hand your completed donation form and your donation to a member of our reception team.

Isabelle - snug as a bug in a rug!
 If your school, workplace or club would like to get involved by raising funds for the Winter Warmer Appeal or by hosting a collection box, please contact us on 0117 300 3968 or e-mail

Every penny raised for our Winter Warmer Appeal will help us to care for unwanted and abandoned dogs, cats and small animals this winter.


Yogi - can't quite believe his luck, a whole big  bag of treats and toys kindly donated by a supporter! 

 Buy a gift for the pets in our care! 

We know that some of our supporters prefer to purchase gifts for the animals in our care, whether food, treats, toys or bedding, they are all most gratefully received - take a look at our Amazon Wishlist or the list of foods we most want to get our Paws on here 

See other/past appeals by clicking here

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