Volunteering at a Wildlife Park

Before you get too excited about volunteering at a wildlife park, you should realise that unless you have appropriate qualifications it is highly unlikely that you will be able to work with the animals. However, there may be other ways to help out. I’ve recently volunteered at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, which works…

Australian Wildfires and Art for Charity

Australian Wildfires There is absolutely no doubt that the Australian wildfires are having a devastating effect on wildlife and the environment. The overstretched fire services are struggling, and people are losing their homes and livelihoods, and in some cases, sadly, their lives too. I was lucky enough to spend a month in Australia over a…

Aunts and Animal Welfare

I’ve been thinking about Aunts and Animal Welfare recently. Let me explain. Donkeys A few weeks ago I was working as a steward for Oxfam at the River Cottage Festival in Devon. The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is only a few miles away so I just had to pay them a visit. I was interested…