fbpx

Dog Food Banks

You may not be aware but there are amazing organisations up and down the country, run by wonderful people who are trying to help combat this issue.

Share this post with your network!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

We take a look at some of the wonderful organisations that are there to support those struggling to feed their pets this Christmas.

Dog Food Banks

Christmas is a wonderful time for many people but all over the country there will be families struggling to feed themselves, and pets are often the ones who miss out, even when their families want to give them a present.

The mental anguish of not being able to afford to feed your pet or worse having to consider giving up your companion to a shelter would be unbearable at any time let alone this time of year.

You may not be aware but there are amazing organisations up and down the country, run by wonderful people who are trying to help combat this issue. Below is a list of organisations we have been able to find and we wanted to help spread the word about the fantastic work they are doing so that for those who are able to give back this Christmas they can perhaps reach out to make a donation or if they are in need then we can help point them in the right direction.

Please note that many of the organisations may be operating differently during the COVID pandemic so please check their websites for the latest information.

Many people have also set up initiatives in their local communities and so if one of the food banks listed below is not in your area try searching ‘food bank’ on Facebook for more local listings.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

The foodbank offers wet and dry food, jackets, collars, leads, bowls and bedding. Their dedicated and passionate staff are also on hand to offer pet care advice as part of
this service.

Social problems such as financial issues, illness, homelessness and domestic abuse can all mean people might struggle to feed or look after their pet. They hope the pet foodbank will help empower owners to continue to care for their own animals.
To use their pet foodbank, please drop into their offices
on Seafield Road East, EH15 1EH.

They have over 14 different donations stations situated across Edinburgh so please take a moment to check their website for your nearest one.

CDA Pet Foot Bank

The CDA Pet Food Bank works to supply food to 4 separate food banks shown below:

• East End Food Bank, Elim Church Newcastle, Heaton Road, NE6 1SB

• The Bay Food Bank, The Barn, Meadow Well Way, Meadow Well, NE29 6BA

• Hebburn Food Bank, South Tyneside Children’s Centre, Campbell Park Rd, NE31 1QY

• Walker Foodbank, Christian Centre, Church Walk, Walker, NE6 3DP

They collect food or donations [which they use to purchase food} from local businesses which is then given to agencies who then distribute it to families in need to help feed their pet. They also work to provide basic medications such as flea and worming treatments.

They welcome donations of money to buy supplies or donations of food, treats and toys to help toward filling a shoebox.

E-mail: cdapetservices@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone: 07513 741058

Pet Food Bank Service

The Pet foodbank service provides pet food and pet items for:

• Homeless

• Vulnerable people

• Elderly aged 50 and over

• Victims of abuse

• People in a financial crisis or poverty

• Victims of natural disasters

They aim to break the poverty cycle of people sharing their human food with their pets, causing the owners to suffer from malnutrition.

Where you can find them if you are in need:

• Every Tuesday from 12 – 1 – Cardiff PDSA Pet hospital, Nettlefold Road, Trident Park, Cardiff, CF24 5JQ

• Every Wednesday from 9 – 2 at Pentrebane Zone Community Centre, Beechley Drive, Car Park Via Lavender Grove, Cardiff CF5 3SG

• (Homeless) Every Monday and Wednesday  6.30pm – The first carpark under the flyover opposite the wave, Newport

Donations bins are available at:

• Vets 4 pets in Ely. 364-372 Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff CF5 5BY

• Club 3000 Bingo, Batchelor Rd, Cardiff , CF14 3AX

• Action petz Cardiff, 22-25 Wentloog Buildings, Wentloog Road. Cardiff. CF3 1TH

Telephone: 07871 926934

The best way to stay up-to-date is to download the K9 Nation app! Click the buttons below to download the app on your device.

Share this post with your network!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter

Search

Tags

Recent

Meet the K9 Nation Interns

Meet Megan, Ellie, Nancy, Sarah, Deepa and Evy! Our K9 Nation interns, from all over the UK, who are working with us to build and grow our K9 Nation community and get an insight into what it’s like to be part of a start-up business.

Read More »

Get in Touch

Send us an email with any enquiries!

Privacy Policy

Protecting your data is very important to K9Nation Limited (“K9Nation”, “us”, “our” or “we”). This policy, together with our Terms and  conditions, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by K9Nation.

It applies to your use of the website www.K9Nation.uk, the associated ‘K9Nation’ mobile application (together, the “Platform”), all communications between you and us and (unless expressly provided otherwise) all agreements entered into between you and us which involve the collection by, or disclosure to, us of personal data.

Information we may collect about you.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on the Platform. This includes information you provide at the time of registering (including, but not limited to, your name, telephone number, address and email address) or at any subsequent point;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • your responses to surveys you choose to complete on the Platform from time to time;
  • details of any photographs, comments, posts, or other information you post on the Platform;
  • device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information); and
  • details of your visits to the Platform (such as the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Platform (including date and time); page response times; page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the Platform).

Information we may collect about others.

We may collect and process data about others that you provide us with, including (but not limited to) information that you provide by filling in forms on the Platform. You represent and warrant to us that you have obtained the express consent from the individuals whose data you provide us with.

For the avoidance of any doubt, any reference in this privacy policy to your data shall include data about other individuals that you have provided us with.

IP Addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical information about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and may be linked to an individual user through other information that is held by us or publically available.

Cookie Policy

The Platform uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you use the Platform and also allows us to improve the Platform.

Please note that it is possible to disable cookies being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings. However, the Platform may not perform properly or some features may not be available to you if you disable cookies.

For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our cookie policy.

Where we store your personal information.

The data that we collect about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including the USA. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

Your passwords are stored in K9Nation’s database in encrypted form. We do not disclose your account details, postal or email addresses to anyone except when legally required to do so. We will only hold your information for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it for, or for such additional time as may be required by law or any relevant regulatory body.

Security

Sensitive information between your browser and the Platform is transferred in encrypted form using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). When transmitting sensitive information, you should always make sure that your browser can validate the Platform’s certificate. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although K9Nation will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Platform, any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent any unauthorised access.

How we use your information.

We use information held about you (and information about others) in the following ways:

  • to provide you with our services;
  • to reply to requests for information or any other kind of request as indicated by your correspondence;
  • to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those you have already purchased or enquired about;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of the Platform when you choose to do so, including interaction with external social networks and platforms;
  • to improve the Platform and ensure the content on the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or mobile device;
  • to administer our Platform and for internal operations ,including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising served to you on the Platform; and
  • to notify you about changes to our service, the Platform.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any business partner, sub-contractor or supplier of K9Nation for the performance of any contract we enter into with you, and/or a member of our group.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • if K9Nation or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets;
  • in order to enforce the Terms and Conditions and any other agreement between you and us; or
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property, or safety of K9Nation, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations.

Marketing communications and your rights

By registering for an account on the Platform, you give your permission for us to use your personal data for marketing purposes in relation to our products and services. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data by contacting us.

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you by submitting a request in accordance with the act and is subject to a £10 administrative fee. All such requests should be sent via our contact form.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page, and where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcome and should be addressed via our email address: hello@k9nation.dog

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools on our website, www.K9Nation.uk, and the associated ‘K9Nation’ mobile application (together, the “Platform”) to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect
information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well the website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your user identifier. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the website.

The cookies we use.

At the date of the last update of this Cookie Policy, the list below represents a comprehensive list of all cookies set on the Platform, but please note that the cookies we use are subject to fairly frequent change. The purposes of the cookies in use, as described below will not change without this policy being updated. However we may not update this policy every time the identity of a particular cookie or the party setting the cookie changes.

 

Category: Strictly necessary

Party: BorrowMyDoggy.com

Purpose: BorrowMyDoggy uses cookies to enable the essential features of the website, such as the navigation system, signing up for the service, subscribing, verifying and messaging.

 

Category: Analytical /  Performance

Parties: Amplitude, Hotjar, Segment, Google Analytics, Optimizely, Improvely

Purpose: These cookies are used to analyse data from users’ visits in order to help us improve the service or create and analyse content tests to allow us to optimise the experience for future users.

 

Category: Functionality

Party: BorrowMyDoggy.com

Purpose: BorrowMyDoggy uses functionality cookies to improve the experience for its users. For example, to save users from having to remember their username, we use a cookie to remember this information.

 

Category: Advertising

Parties: Google Adwords, Facebook, DoubleClick, Affiliate Window, Improvely

Purpose: BorrowMyDoggy uses paid advertising in order to recruit new customers. These paid advertising channels will set cookies so that we can measure the effectiveness of this advertising.

Can you block cookies?

It is possible to block cookies, although remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the Platform do not work properly.

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact our Privacy Officer at hello@k9nation.dog