Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal asks that you help make Christmas special for those animals in Holly Hedge, by filling up a shoe box with cat or dog related products, and help make their Christmas special too.

Here at Holly Hedge, we are particularly in need of toys for the cats and dogs, as they really help with training and socialisation, which ultimately helps us rehome them.

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal asks that you help make Christmas special for those animals in Holly Hedge, by filling up a shoe box with cat or dog related products, and help make their Christmas special too.

Here at Holly Hedge, we are particularly in need of toys for the cats and dogs, as they really help with training and socialisation, which ultimately helps us rehome them.

If you are not sure what to include, here’s a handy list of things:

Dogs:

  • Chew Toys of all sizes and durability
  • Non Xylitol Peanut Butter
  • Primula Cream Cheese spread in Tubes
  • Hot Dog Sausages in jars or tins
  • Small training treats like Nylabones
  • Natural treats such as pigs ears, antler bars, dried fish chew. No rawhide though please.
  • Wet Dog Food. We would prefer loaf or jelly please (no gravy) and our preferred brands are Butchers and Winalot
  • Snufflemats
  • Lick-e-Mats
  • Enrichment feeders

Cats:

  • Cat Treats including Dreamies and Lick-e-Lix
  • Cat toys
  • Cat games
  • Kickaroos
  • Wet Cat/Kitten Food. We would prefer jelly please (and our preferred brands are Whiskas, Felix, Applaws, Natures Diet)
  • Dry Cat/Kitten Food Hypoallergenic or Grain Free only please, that does not contain any colourings, such as James Wellbeloved/ Royal Canin/Harringtons/Wainwrights/Lily’s Kitchen/Applaws
  • Furminator combs and brushes
  • Enrichment feeders
  • Scratching mats or posts

We would prefer not to receive rawhide treats or toys with eyes that come out and no Dry Dog food please.

We have lots to inspire you in our Amazon wish lists (supplies & wish list).
If you shop on Amazon, please consider using Amazon smile – it’s free and your items are still the same price for you, but Amazon donates to us!
See our Amazon Smile wish lists (supplies & wish list) here.

Once filled, please mark as CAT or DOG and drop the box directly to the sanctuary or one of our charity shops or one of our drop off points at any time in December but before Christmas Day. If you would like to help us with this appeal, please send an email to volunteering@hollyhedge.org.uk and mark it FAO SHOEBOX APPEAL.

Maybe you could get your school or work place involved, and ask friends and colleagues to join in too! Let us know if you would like any posters or other Holly Hedge materials to help you with this appeal.

Drop Off Points (more to be confirmed) are:

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary:Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, Wild Country Lane, Barrow Gurney, Bristol BS48 3SESee here for opening times.
Backwell:The George, 125 Farleigh Road, Backwell, Bristol BS48 3PG
Bitton:Pepper Bells Glamping, Kelston Road, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6LD
Bitton:Lime Landscaping Supplies/ Bristol and Bath Firewood
Jarretts Garden Centre, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6EE
Boxes can be dropped off whenever we are open usually 08:30-4 Monday to Friday and 10-2 Saturdays
Coalpit Heath:The Miners, Coalpit Heath Village Hall, 214 Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36 2QB
Fishponds:Bristol Carpet Manufacturing Co Ltd, 6/10 Chaple Lane, fishponds Trading Estate, Fishponds, Bristol BS5 7EY
Longwell Green:The Chapel Coffee Shop, 103 bath road, Longwell Green, Bristol BS30 7EB
Nailsea:Holly Hedge Charity Shop, Unit 1 Kings Court, 87/89 High Street, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 1AW
Portishead:Mike’s Bikes Portishead, Unit 1A, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7BL
Staple Hill:Avenue Veterinary Centre Ltd, Pendennis Avenue, Staple Hill, Bristol BS16 5DW
Weston-super-Mare:Holly Hedge Charity Shop, The Market Place, 22-26 St. James Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1STSee here for opening times.
Weston-super-Mare:LG Business Services, 76-80 Meadow St, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QN
Winscombe:Linhams Estate Agents, 24b Woodborough Road, Winscombe BS25 1AD