Charity Update

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The Waggy Dog Blog donates 10% of all profits to animal charities world-wide.

Thanks to your continued support, your product purchases have enabled The Waggy Dog Blog to make donations to the following organisations as at September 2019:

  • Edgar’s Mission
  • Save a Horse Australia
  • Free the Bears Fund
  • Pets in the Park

Thank you from the animals!


Edgar’s Mission

“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?”

Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is a not-for-profit farm sanctuary with a vision for a humane and just world for all.

Edgar’s Mission is set on 153 peaceable acres near Lancefield, Victoria (Australia), about 60 km north of Melbourne.

We rescue and provide sanctuary to animals in need, currently providing lifelong love and care to over 450 rescued animals.

Through education, outreach, advocacy, community enrichment and farm tours, we encourage people to expand their circle of compassion to include all animals.

Save a Horse Australia

Save A Horse Australia Horse Rescue & Sanctuary was established in 2001 and became a fully registered not for profit organisation in 2009. In 2016 we became an Incorporated Association and changed the name to Save a Horse Australia Inc.

Our purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected, abused and slaughter-bound horses.

We currently have two properties providing sanctuary and rehabilitation for just over 100 horses, located in Buccan and Tarampa in south-east Queensland, Australia.

Free The Bears

Founded by Perth grandmother Mary Hutton in 1993, Free The Bears works with communities, schools and organisations across Asia to change attitudes and raise awareness of the wildlife trade. We work with universities and other institutions who conduct critical research. We also work with government, law enforcement agencies and other charities to create and implement a framework to combat wildlife traders.

Despite each country facing a unique set of challenges and issues to overcome, we will continually strive to achieve our mission of protecting, preserving and enriching the lives of bears throughout the world. Free the Bears.

For as long as there are bears in need, Free the Bears will strive to stop their suffering. As well as rescue and rehabilitation, we continue to tackle the threats to Asia’s bears. These threats are numerous and endemic, but with consistent effort from local communities up to national governments, we believe ending the suffering of bears is achievable.

Besides habitat loss, one of the main threats to bears in Asia is the illegal wildlife trade. Many of our rescued bears are rescued from poachers, exotic pet owners, or people planning to use them in traditional medicine. Poachers kill or capture bears via hunting or snare traps, selling them locally or smuggling them abroad.

Pets in the Park

In 2012 Dr Mark Westman, Vicki Cawsey, Dr Leah Skelsey and Linda Warlond collectively realised there was an urgent need for a service dedicated to caring for the pets of those experiencing homelessness.

The four co-founders united their passion, drive and determination to develop PITP and involve strategic partnerships with human service providers, including soup kitchens and outreach cafes, and a referral system working with social workers and case workers for people experiencing homelessness.

This model was based on an outreach program started by Dr Mark Westman in Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta in 2009 when he took a fold out table and an esky of vaccinations and started free veterinary checks for homeless clients at a Stepping Stone Community soup kitchen in Prince Alfred Park.

Today, PITP is a national charity and is dedicated to caring for animals owned by people struggling with homelessness, thanks to the support of many volunteer veterinarians, veterinary nurses, corporate partners and generous members of the public.

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