Canine Partners was founded in 1990, thanks to Anne Conway, an assistance dogs enthusiast and dog welfare campaigner, and Liz Ormerod, a well-known vet and animal-assisted therapy expert. Canine Partners was based on the model of The SOHO Foundation of Holland, an established assistance dogs programme.
Our assistance dogs are trained to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities. We currently help adults aged 18 and over (both civilians and former service personnel) who have a physical disability or condition that affects their daily life and limits their independence.
Some of the disabilities and conditions we work with are:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Spinal injuries and head injuries
- Osteoarthritis and scoliosis
- Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- Friedrich’s ataxia
- Muscular dystrophy
- Spina bifida
- Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones)
We are working in partnership with Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and other services organisations to provide assistance dogs for veterans and those wounded in service.
PDSA is a charity. We want a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. Every day, vets in our 48 Pet Hospitals care for sick and injured pets – saving lives, and keeping pets happy and healthy. Pets are part of the family. Our four-legged friends give unconditional love and are sometimes our only companion. They don't deserve to suffer because of financial difficulty or social hardship. They can't help themselves. But we can – with your support. Treating pets is a huge part of what we do…but our work doesn’t stop there. We’re a leading authority on pet health and wellbeing: from raising awareness of pet obesity to surveying the state of Britain’s pet nation; raising the status of animals to celebrating their contribution to our lives. But we can’t do any of it without you. Your support is invaluable to keeping our doors open and helping us be there when pets need us most.
PFSS provides a unique service, supporting pet owners who are facing ill health, temporary homelessness or domestic abuse. Our volunteer foster carers give a pet a temporary “home from home”, taking responsibility for their care, feeding and exercise, freeing the owner from worry at a difficult time.
Friends of Bianca is an Aberdeen based charity founded in 2011 and run by Trustees and volunteers to provide desperately needed support for a shelter for severely abused and neglected dogs and cats in Portugal.
Bianca Associacao is a Portuguese charity, run solely by volunteers, which annually rescues, cares for and re-homes, all over Europe, 600 abandoned dogs and cats, many arriving in terrible condition. Portugal does not have national animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, PDSA, Dogs Trust, Cat Protection League etc and without charities like Bianca, many of these poor creatures would simply starve or suffer a painful death from treatable injuries or diseases.
Because Bianca is run exclusively by unpaid volunteers, 100% of all monies donated goes directly to helping the animals.
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. The RSPB exists to conserve wild birds and the environment. We have more than one million members, over 13,000 volunteers, 1,300 staff, 200 nature reserves,9 regional offices, 4 country offices...and one vision - to work for a better environment rich in birds and wildlife.
Our vision is for a society in which people who are blind and partially sighted enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
Our purpose is to deliver the guide dog service and other mobility services; to break down legal and physical barriers; and to enable people who are blind and partially sighted to get around on their own.
Our values mean that we will always seek to be trustworthy and transparent; that we will always be innovative and responsive; and that we will collaborate with others wherever that is to the benefit of people who are blind and partially sighted.
The voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation works to protect cetaceans around the globe. The charities main aims and objectives are to end captivity, stop whaling, to create healthy seas and to prevent deaths in nets.
The Shorewatch citizen science project is a network of volunteers trained and supported by WDC to carry out regular 10-minute surveys from Shorewatch sites across Scotland. We know that Scotland is home to a number of whale and dolphin species, yet there are still so many unanswered questions about where they breed, feed and travel. We believe it is important to keep eyes on the sea so we can better understand these amazing creatures to better protect them. Understanding their movements will allow us to comprehend how our behaviours affect whales and dolphins. We can use the data we gather to influence policy makers and advise developers to ensure better protection for whales and dolphins. Shorewatch relies on our amazing community volunteers to collect this vital data.
Objectives of Shorewatch
• Bring marine conservation expertise to local communities through attending local events, informing campaigns and supporting volunteers.
• Engage local people in the process of protecting and conserving the marine environment and the wellbeing of local whales and dolphins.
• Inform conservationally minded marine planning by identifying specific seasons or locations of importance to suggest when development will have the least impact.
• Contribute to the designation of MPAs by providing data to government as they search for key areas of importance.
• Support monitoring of MPAs by collecting a long term data set which will show changes in the presence and absence of whales at key sites over time.
1. Promoting and maintaining high standards of animal welfare and husbandry.
2. Establish an educational resource for use both in-situ and through outreach.
3. The promotion of conservation issues both nationally and internationally.
4. Providing training opportunities.
5. Providing avian behavioural research opportunities.
6. Providing equal opportunities for successful participation by all sections of the community.
7. Providing suitable breeding and rearing facilities for threatened and endangered birds.
8. Promote good record keeping ensuring genetic diversity.
9. Participate in global efforts to safeguard the future of threatened species.
10. Bringing people and birds together on an informative and inspirational level.
11. Providing artistic opportunity with groundwork developments, installations and landscaping.
RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
Pet Fostering Service Scotland (PFSS) provides short term emergency care for pet owners who are temporarily unable to care for their animals through illness or accident. PFSS does not operate a boarding centre or kennels but relies solely on volunteers who welcome the pet into their own home.
SAVE OUR SQUIRRELS!
The red squirrel is an icon of the Scottish landscape, as much as red deer, otters, golden eagles and heather. But these beautiful creatures are threatened by their grey cousins which eat their food supplies, dominate their habitat and carry an incurable disease (squirrelpox) which is fatal to red squirrels.
What action is being taken?
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, a partnership project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, has been set up to combat this threat and they are working with volunteer networks across the south of Scotland to conserve red squirrels.
Your local volunteer network is the East Wigtownshire Red Squirrel Group. We cover an area from Glentrool in the north to Whithorn in the south, encompassing the Machars Peninsula and the Cree Valley.
To provide guide dogs and other rehabilitation services that meets the needs of the blind and partially sighted people. Guide dogs want a world in which all people who are blind and partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else.
The objects for which the Association is established are to promote the Health, Equality and Independence of Blind & partially sighted people by:
1) Promoting guide dogs for the Blind & partially sighted people.
2) Training & educating Blind & partially sighted people in the use of Guide Dogs.
3) The relief, prevention & cure of vision impairment.
4) Providing such services, facilities and activities for the benefit of Blind & partially sighted people as the Association from time to time deems fit.
To try to relieve the suffering of animals in the Scottish Borders that come into our care.
Borders Pet Rescue takes in dogs, cats and small animals that are no longer able to be looked after in their own homes for whatever reason. We receive no funding and rely totally on donations from the public to fund our work.
Stable Life is a registered charity working with vulnerable young people between 10 and 18 years of age in the Scottish Borders who are experiencing personal challenges. We offer a safe, nurturing and learning experience using the horse and its surroundings to help young people reach their full potential and become healthier and happier.
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. The RSPB exists to conserve wild birds and the environment. We have more than one million members, over 13,000 volunteers, 1,300 staff, 200 nature reserves, 9 regional offices, 4 country offices... and one vision - to work for a better environment rich in birds and wildlife.
The Berwickshire Marine Reserve (BMR) is the first and only voluntary marine reserve which was established by the local community in 1984. The BMR covers a marine area of 10.3km2 and stretched from Eyemouth to St Abbs Head. The aim of the BMR is to protect the habitats and species found here and to ensure that all users of the reserve are responsible in their activities. Our work involves educating the public to increase interest in the marine environment and promoting responsible use. The BMR is also involved in a number of conservation research projects to help monitor marine species/habitats and thus feed into decision making and management of BMR users (for example, fisherman).