Lend a hand to Santa Paws to help cash-strapped animal charities

Animal lover Caroline Earnshaw is really raising the bar on a Christmas appeal this year to help cash-strapped charities badly hit by the pandemic.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 7:00 am
Caroline Earnshaw with donations piling up for 2020 Santa Paws appeal

Every year, Networx3 – a fibre optic installation and professional drone inspection company – sends cash, food donations and essential supplies to rescue centres, cats and dogs’ homes

and animal sanctuaries as part of its Santa Paws Christmas appeal.

And as the brainchild behind the campaign, Caroline is hoping the public will get behind the appeal which will support Blackpool and North Lancashire RSPCA, Furry Tails and Easterleigh

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Donations from 2019 Santa Paws appeal with rescue dog Quilly

Animal Sanctuary in Blackpool, East Lancashire RSPCA, Cheshire Dogs’ Home in Warrington, Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Bury, and a Spanish animal rescue centre GPAR.

The aim is to feed all the animals at each centre for three months.

Caroline Earnshaw, commercial director at Networx3 and Networx3 Drones in Great Harwood, said: “Santa Paws 2020 is already off to a flying start with money pledged and boxes of food

donated. This year it’s more important than ever before that we are able to make a difference to the animals that these vital charities help because they are some of the forgotten victims of

the pandemic.

“I’m a self-confessed animal lover; I have four rescue dogs myself so it breaks my heart to think of animals going without.

“This year we’re going one better by starting early and giving ourselves a target of feeding all animals for 90 days – but we do need the public’s help.”

Every year Networx3’s Santa Paws appeal reaches out to the firm’s business network of staff, suppliers and associates with bags of dog biscuits, hay, cat beds and kitty litter pouring into

their offices.

For the first time this year Caroline will also expand her usual collection service across Lancashire to include the general public.

Following social distancing guidelines she will be picking up unused but unwanted animal food, pre-loved leads and toys and good quality second hand donations from people who can’t


The Santa Paws annual charity appeal has been running since 2015.

Cash donations can be made via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/santapawsnetworx3.

To donate second hand goods, in good condition, for collection email [email protected]

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