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Join in and celebrate a momentous day for animal welfare

woodside animal rescueWoodside Animal Centre in Leicester will be holding their annual fun-filled Gala Day on Sunday 21 September which promises to be the biggest and best yet.

This year’s Gala Day, named Care4Paws, will celebrate Woodside’s 40 year contribution to animal welfare in Leicestershire.

The event will take place throughout the day, carrying on into the night and will see the charity make a huge announcement that will dramatically change animal welfare in Leicestershire.

The Care4Paws event promises to be a whole day of fun for all the family.

During the daytime there will be a selection of traditional stalls, the all new craft corner and a traditional dog show. Refreshments will also be available including a barbeque and pop up tea room.

New for this year, Woodside will carry on the celebrations into the evening with Care4Paws Sunday Sessions.

There will be live music from local bands, an exciting charity raffle, heaps of food and drink, plus the chance to have a hair makeover by the Barrie Stephen pop up hair salon.

There is definitely something for all ages at Woodside’s Gala Day this year.

Woodside’s Branch and Charity Development Manager Gary, said:

“This year our Gala Day is bigger than ever, and I am so excited to tell everyone our plans to completely change animal welfare in Leicestershire. If you are an animal lover you won’t want to miss out on this special day.

“Our Gala Day is a fantastic opportunity for every member of the family to get involved in some fun, games and entertainment, which of course is all for a great cause.”

The centre, which takes in thousands of animals every year, is affiliated to the RSPCA but receives no money from the national society or government, and depends entirely on donations and fundraising events for its survival.

The traditional Gala Day event will be held at Woodside Animal Centre, Scudamore Road on Sunday 21 September from 10am – 4pm and it will be £2 entry which you can pay on the gate.

The celebrations will continue into the evening at the centre with Care4Paws Sunday Sessions running from 6pm- 11pm.

Tickets are priced at £10, you can buy them online at

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Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road

By Phone
For general Enquiries 0116 233 6677
For Out of hour Enquiries: 0116 233 6677 (24 hour answering machine).

For fundraising enquiries:
Tel: 0116 2324932

Email: fundraising@rspcaleicester.org.uk

Huncote animal rescue centre appeal

An animal rescue centre is appealing for help to rehome a number of cats after being inundated with strays.

At Leicester Animal Aid, in Huncote, there is a waiting list of about four months to take in cats for rehoming – a massive increase from 2008, when the wait was just two weeks.

The charity’s cattery is now full with 35 unwanted pets – and cats are brought in on a daily basis.

General manager Keely Short said there was a particular problem with pregnant female cats and litters being born because owners have not had their pets neutered or spayed.

She said: “The increasing population of cats in our gardens are potentially causing a problem for us.

“If they have diseases, they are likely to infect domestic pet cats.”

The centre has 14 cats ready to go to new homes.

These include six-year-old Mia and Lola and kittens Rudi and Honey, who were just two weeks old when they were abandoned .

Anyone interested in adopting a cat can visit the cattery between 11am and 2.30pm, Monday to Sunday, or call             01455 888257      .