Every year, Wetnose Day enourages animal lovers in the UK to fundraise and raise awareness of animals in need.
This year the day is being backed by Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden as she was pictured wearing the fundraising day’s black ‘wetnose’.
Since it was set up by Andrea and Gavin Gamby-Boulger in 2000, Wetnose Animal Aid has raised over £265k for abused, sick and unwanted animals across the UK. The non-profit organisation has given to small UK animal rescue centres and organised award events to celebrate the heroes who dedicate their lives to helping animals. They have also organised fundraising concerts and visited Afghanistan, Romania and Bulgaria to save animals with their celebrity supporters.
Speaking about becoming this year’s Animal Loving Celebrity, Amanda Holden said, “As a family, we have two adorable dogs, Buddy and Rudie, who are loved and cherished every single day. Sadly some animals are abandoned, unwanted or mistreated, finding their way to rescue centres. The thought of any pet suffering or being abandoned is unthinkable to me but this does sadly happen and is on the rise. This is why I’m so keen to support Wetnose Day.
“Animal Rescue Centres across the UK are in desperate need of funds so they can rescue, rehabilitate and rehome pets. These centres are experiencing fewer donations but an increasing number of animals.
“Many of the smaller sanctuaries are full to bursting and need help to buy food, equipment and pay large vet bills. Please join me and support those without a voice.
“Join Wetnose Day this September 20th and let’s all ensure every animal, no matter how big or small, finds their forever home.”
To support Wetnose Day on 20th September, you can order your nose and find out more here.