Local charity goes viral with on-line offers of help to cat & dog rescue centres.

toogoodtowaste, the leading re-use and recycling charity in Rhondda Cynon Taf has gone viral with on-lineoffers of help to cats & dogs rescue centres.  toogoodtowaste recently had a very large donation of pre-owned duvets and pillows from the Ministry of Defence.  Shortly after receiving the items the charity put a message on their Facebook page offering any animal rescue centres that needed free duvets and pillows.

The uptake was unbelievable with their post reaching over 860,000 people with over 11,000 shares and over 3,500 comments, reaching those locally to the northern parts of Scotland, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Canada, America even Australia.

One of the rescue centres that received some of the duvets, Many Tears, based in Carmarthen were one of the first to arrive, Mair Gibbs, a volunteer at Many Tears, said, “These duvets are a god-send, they will help us make our dogs more comfortable and help keep them warm in the coming months as we move into the winter.”

Many Tears rehome over 2500 dogs each year so the demand for clean bedding is enormous.

Shaun England, Chief Executive Officer at toogoodtowaste said: “We are absolutely delighted that we are able to help other charities and organisations when we have a surplus of items, we have been inundated with requests for the bedding from all areas of the globe, we feel so humbled at the response but feel happy that we are able to help make the lives of animals in rescue so much better.”

All the duvets have now been allocated to 24 different animal rescue centres across the country from the local dog pound in the Rhondda who are right on their doorstep, Ty Nant Cat Sanctuary in Port Talbot and as far afield as Jodies Cyprus Dog Rescue  and many, many more.

The charity has asked for photos of some of the animals using the duvets so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.