The Hospice is run entirely by volunteers and supported by donations, and as such we rely on the kindness and goodwill of others to help us continue to be able to provide the Hospice end-of-life fostering service to terminally-ill abandoned animals.
There are many ways you can help, and as we grow we hope to be able to include more hands-on volunteering opportunities here at the Hospice.
We rely entirely on donations to enable us to run the Hospice, and to pay for vet care, medication, food, toys, treats, bedding, and anything else needed by our residents. We are incredibly grateful for every single donation and all money donated goes directly to help our residents and to provide them with the best palliative care and all the things they love in their final few months, weeks or days. If you would like to donate to the Hospice, please visit our Donate page. Every donation is very gratefully received.
Donating food, bedding and other items for our residents
We are always delighted to receive donations of blankets, duvets, pillows, sheets, towels, puppy pads, brushes, treats, toys, food and any other items that can be used to help provide the best care for our residents. Please contact us if you would like to donate any items.
We will from time to time have Amazon Wish Lists for items needed for specific residents; these will be posted on the individual residents’ pages.
If you would like to become a fundraiser for us, please contact us to chat more. As we grow, we will purchase collecting cans, leaflets, t-shirts, and other merchandise for sale at fundraising events, and will be happy to provide these items to fundraisers to help them raise funds for the Hospice.
We envisage that, over time, there may be residents who have slightly longer and do not need the intensive care required by other residents. It may be the case that some residents are able to go to carefully vetted, very special foster homes with foster mums and dads who will will train how to deliver palliative care and how to cope with the emotion of end-of-life fostering, and who will have full support from us and our vets.
Please note that due to the nature of end-of-life fostering we will choose foster homes very carefully, based on the needs of the residents and the needs of the foster mums and dads. End-of-life fostering is a very difficult and emotionally upsetting thing to do; it is also very rewarding, but for the sake of all involved, we will employ very stringent foster criteria so please don’t be disappointed if we feel that fostering doesn’t suit your situation.
If you are interested in fostering for the Hospice, please contact us.
We will require help to transport animals from the pound/rescue centre to the Hospice. We are remote and very far north in Scotland, so transporters who are able to cover from the Central Belt of Scotland northwards will be especially important for us and for the residents. Fuel costs can be covered.
Volunteering at the Hospice
We are very busy, and with the best will in the world we simply cannot be with all of the residents all of the time. Over time, we hope to implement a volunteer programme whereby we can offer accommodation to volunteers who would like to come to the Hospice and spend quality time with the residents, as friends. Volunteers will be carefully vetted and references taken, and will be given training upon arrival. This facility is not yet available, but we will update when it is something we are able to offer. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this in more depth.