Be kind to animals at Christmas with Horsham charity

Be kind to animals with the Born Free Foundation
Be kind to animals with the Born Free Foundation

With Christmas shopping now in full swing, international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation is offering the perfect solution to the annual present dilemma with gifts that are kind to animals this Christmas.

Born Free works around the world to protect threatened species in the wild and stop individual animal suffering, and has a wide range of gifts to suit all tastes and budgets, all of which will benefit a real animal in need.

An unusual festive gift that benefits Born Free and is the perfect last-minute gift for the person that you can never buy for, is the Gifts in Kind range – unique gift cards that help to bring real festive cheer to rescued, orphaned and endangered wild animals around the world.

The tailor-made gift card range includes: ‘This Christmas I’ve bought you some toys!’ where the toys are for Roque the tiger to enrich his habitat in his Indian sanctuary and ‘This Christmas I’ve bought you some fruit!’ where the fruit is actually for a baby chimp at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda.

The gift cards are perfect for everyone and serve as wonderful stocking-fillers. At a purse-friendly price, from just £5, you will receive a beautifully presented gift card that explains how your money will directly help that wild animal.

Alternatively, with a Born Free Animal Adoption you can adopt a real, individual animal for a friend or loved-one and help provide the care and protection they need for a whole year.

Not only this but you will also receive a special adoption pack with a cuddly toy, personalised certificate, photograph of your adopted animal, notebook, Born Free sticker and your animal’s full story.

There lots of animals for adoption this Christmas, including ‘Roque’ the tiger, rescued as a cub from a Spanish pet shop and now living in a jungle enclosure at a sanctuary in India; elephants ‘Emily Kate’ and her baby ‘Ewok’ who live in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, protected by Born Free; ‘Douglas’ the hippo, rescued when he was close to death at just two weeks old, now being cared for in Zambia; and ‘Dolo’ the lion who was kept on a 1m chain in a wooden shack, emaciated and lonely, before he was rescued by Born Free and now lives, happy and healthy, in a rescue centre in Ethiopia.

These gifts, along with the whole range of products available on the Born Free Shop, will not only help an individual animal in need, they will also make a real difference to the Born Free Foundation’s frontline work to protect threatened animals and ‘Keep Wildlife in the Wild’.

To have a truly kind Christmas this year, visit www.bornfree.org.uk/shop to buy and to view the full range of gifts available or call 01403 240170.