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Animal Studies students support Wetnose Day

September 2016

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Animal Studies Further Education students are raising funds to support animal welfare charities this week as part of ‘Wetnose Day’ – a fundraising and awareness campaign organised by charity Wetnose Animal Aid.

Students will be selling black noses on campus during the week with all the proceedings going to support animal rescue centres which look after abandoned or mistreated animals. On Wetnose Day (30 September), they will be wearing fancy dress and organisaing other activities to raise additional funds.

Animal Studies Section Leader for Writtle University College, Kersty Ellis, said: “Our students are very passionate about animals’ welfare and care. With thousands of dogs, cats and other pets being abandoned in Britain every year, animal welfare charities tirelessly give them the food and care they deserve. Our students and colleagues are thrilled to be playing their part in supporting such worthy causes to continue helping those animals who need it the most.”

Britain’s Got Talent Judge, Amanda Holden, who supports the national campaign said: "I love the idea of a Wetnose Day for animals and do hope we can make it as big as red nose day for humans. Many of the smaller animal sanctuaries are full to busting and need our help with the wonderful work they do against all the odds. Please join me and support those without a voice, join Wetnose and let’s all make a real difference”.

Wetnose Animal Aid raises funds for struggling animal rescue centres to help pay off vets bills, buying equipment or animal feed which would go a long way to helping them in their day-to-day invaluable work. These rescue centres are experiencing a marked downturn in donations, but a noticeable increase in animals being ‘dumped’ on them, as owners continue for various reasons not to be able to keep their animals. That equation does not balance, and therefore this Wetnose Day is an important event to help raise serious levels of funds to get the balance back.

For additional information about Wetnose Fun Day and how to get involved, please go to: http://www.wetnoseanimalaid.com/wetnoseday.html