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Wonderful Life

Not all Edinburgh’s pets have a wonderful life; that is why this Christmas we are asking you, our generous supporters to help Edinburgh’s lost and abandoned animals.

Every year, it costs over £2.4 million to keep our gates open to Edinburgh’s homeless dogs and cats and as a charity who receives no government or statutory funding, we rely heavily on the kindness of local people like you.

There are many ways you can give the gift of a Wonderful Life to the animals who most need our help. However you choose to give, you will be helping another cold and hungry pet brought in off our streets this winter.

Most of all, your support this Christmas will give more unwanted, lost and mistreated pets the wonderful life they truly deserve. We never turn away a dog or cat in need and we will be here every day, never giving up hope in finding them their forever home and that second chance at happiness.

Watch the video and take a look below at the ways you can get involved in the Wonderful Life Christmas appeal.


If we weren’t here, Ruby would be cold, alone and hungry on Edinburgh’s streets.

Earlier this year, Ruby was found wandering the streets and brought to us by a kind passer-by. When she arrived at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, she was extremely underweight and suffering from pressure sores on her legs.


Earlier this year on a crisp morning when opening up our gates for a normal day, our team heard the sound of distressed ‘meows’ coming from the other side. Abandoned, scared and alone in his carrier was a beautiful cat with nothing but a donation and a note.

Host a Film Night

As the winter bites more unwanted and lost pets will need our help. This year, we are appealing to local businesses and the community to get involved by organising your own film night.

Get your colleagues, friends, family (and pets) together for some Christmas cheer.

Give a Gift

A gift of £17.74 could buy a month of nutrient rich food for a malnourished dog, £23 would buy a dog bed keeping them warm and safe, £55 would heat our shelter for a day, keeping homeless pets warm, £81.04 funds a whole day of care from our special team.

Or give anonymously – Text ‘WONDERFUL’ to 70450 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Thanks!

Whether you want to donate yourself or want to get your workplace involved, there are many ways you can show your support – please contact fundraising@edch.org.uk


Christmas Stocking

Leave a message for a dog or cat this Christmas.

We want the animals in our care to feel the love from the public as well as the kennel staff who will be caring for them on Christmas day. To help you share the love, we have provided a downloadable stocking that you can cut out and fill in with your own message to send to us to be placed in our kennels and cattery.

Download Stocking

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