Rob Deacon presents Flo and Education Officer, Debbie Morgan with PSU's Christmas Donation.

8 Years of Supporting the Cheltenham Animal Shelter at Christmas

As we’ve been doing for many years, we’re delighted to be supporting the Cheltenham Animal Shelter again this Christmas. A £1000 donation is going to help their work in caring for and improving the lives of abandoned & rescued animals.

2016 has been a very successful year for the charity. They’ve reduced the average stay in the Shelter from twelve to six weeks. As a direct result of donations they receive, they’ve been able to fund new initiatives such as a behaviour room, where they can carry out more detailed animal assessments. This helps the matching of animals with prospective new owners much faster.

On his recent visit to the Shelter, PSU’s Professional Service Director, Rob Deacon talked about their superb work:

Rob Deacon

The behavioural room is a fantastic step forward for the Shelter. It’s great to see support such as ours being put to such good use. It really means that the animals get to caring homes much quicker.

The shelter’s Education Officer, Debbie Morgan was equally excited about the progress they’ve made. “It’s been an excellent year for us, as we’ve been able to rehome so many more animals.”

Cooking Up Compassion

The wide variety of animals and breeds in the shelter means catering for a growing range of dietary requirements is currently one of their biggest challenges.

With space now at a premium, the charity desperately needs a new kitchen to prepare all their animal feeds, that has sufficient storage space for all their medications.

To fund the kitchen and improvements that allow them to help more animals, the Cheltenham Animal Shelter continues to rely on the support of fundraisers and regular donors. With annual care costs of around £500,000, they need all the money they can get if they’re to continue, which is why we are proud to support them and will continue doing so.

Rob and Flo

Rob giving Flo a good ol' tummy tickle

The behavioural room

The Behavioural Room

How you can help

Make the lives of animals waiting to find a new home just a little more comfortable this Christmas by supporting one of the shelter’s campaign activities:

Shoe box appeal – You can bring in a shoe box full of treats and gifts for one of the homeless animals in their care over Christmas.

Amazon Wish List – You can also provide some extra comfort for the animals by buying them a gift from the shelter’s Amazon Wish List.

Sponsor a kennel – You can sponsor a kennel/or cat pod. A wonderful Christmas gift, which will feature a personalised wall plaque with your own inscription or company logo.

The shelter works tirelessly all year without government funding, to rehouse its visitors including dogs, cats and rabbits, gerbils and guinea pigs.

To find out more about adopting an animal, you can contact the shelter on 01242 523521, or visit

Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Cheltenham Animal Shelter is a charity that has been helping animals since 1926. The shelter rescues and re-homes unwanted and abandoned stray cats, dogs and small animals from across Gloucestershire, with over 600 animals passing through their doors each year.

Visit the Cheltenham Animal Shelter website

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