Press Release : Still here and still saving lives

Still here and still saving lives … thanks to you! Following their recent appeal, South Yorkshire-based animal rescue centre, Rain Rescue, are offering their heartfelt thanks to the donors who are helping to support them through the Covid-19 crisis.

Deputy Charity Manager, Lauren Sanderson said: ‘These donations are helping us to keep going in very uncertain times. Thankfully, we are still here, still saving lives, and we still need you!’ Rain Rescue care for the most vulnerable pets in the South Yorkshire area, and they are 100% reliant on donations from the public. The current crisis has meant that most of their planned fundraising activities have been cancelled, which has seriously impacted the charity’s finances. That’s not the only effect Coronavirus is having on Rain Rescue though.

Lauren explains: ‘We knew as we entered this pandemic that there would be a knock on effect to animal welfare in so many ways. We knew we’d be asked to help care for pets left behind as people passed away from this horrible virus. Just a day into lockdown and we were already providing care for a Staffordshire bull terrier whose owner developed symptoms of Covid-19. Thankfully he recovered and was able to be reunited with his best friend.’ ‘Cats Chamberlain and Ronnie weren’t so lucky. They are now with us, missing their owners and looking for new homes. Not to mention Tiggy, whose owner also sadly passed away recently, and who at 14 years old, finds herself starting a new chapter in her life.’

‘We can only help these vulnerable, homeless animals with your support. We have been blown away by the generosity of our volunteers and donors. It’s because of them that we can continue through this crisis. Making a donation is simple and will help ensure the survival of Rain Rescue, so we can continue saving pets from crisis situations long into the future.’

To make a donation to Rain Rescue, or find out about other ways to help, please visit


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When you buy an item from the Rain Rescue Wish list it will be delivered directly to the rescue centre for the cats and dogs in our care. Pick from toys, treats, food, litter, bedding, cleaning supplies and other useful items. It’s a great way to donate, thank you.

Please note: If we are oversubscribed on a particular item we may substitute for another we are in need of. Your gift will be used where the need is greatest.

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