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Christmas is better with animals!

It may seem early to be talking about Christmas but, with a topsy-turvy couple of years behind us, our Christmas Appeal is more important than ever. Not only does the appeal help kind Santa Paws to remember the cats and dogs at LAA; it provides animals arriving in the near future with the things they need until forever homes can be found. 

Could you spare £6 to buy a Christmas present for a cat like Diesal or a dog like Jackson (pictured below)? Kind donations will be used to purchase toys, blankets, treats and other items to bring comfort and joy to cats and dogs in need of a second chance.

Donations will also be used to help animals arriving in 2022. Some examples of how your donations will help us meet typical costs are:

A microchip for an animal costs £5

Flea and worm treatment for an animal costs £10

A cosy and comforting bed could cost £20

 Please donate here

You can also donate in the following ways:

  • Paypal: using the email address 
  • Facebook: through the 'donate' button at the top of the page and the fundraiser which will take place during November/December
  • Telephone: 01455 888257
  • BACS: using the account number 01313065 and the sort code 30-94-97


Cards, Calendars and Notebooks

We're all looking for ways to cut down on shopping this year, so hopefully, ordering our cards, calendars and notebooks online is a quick win.  Christmas cards and 2022 calendars are now on sale and can be bought through the buttons below. We also have an LAA notebook and pen which are fab for making those Christmas lists and make ideal little stocking fillers! 

Buy Christmas cards

Notebook and pen

Buy calendars

Christmas Events

This year we have an extra-special Christmas pop-up shop here onsite in Huncote. We will be opening this on Friday 12th November with a few mince pies and hot drinks to get shoppers in the mood. You can see our opening times here. So, if you want to refresh your tinsel and trimmings, pick up a few gifts or just enjoy a unique, festive atmosphere, we've got you covered.

From Saturday, 13th November, we will be opening our onsite shops on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

Share your Christmas with us!  

We love hearing tales and seeing pictures of your furry friends, whether they are ex-residents of ours or not, so please donate your stories too! We like sharing supporters' pets on our social media as much as we do our own animals in Christmassy settings so please send your pics to or contact us via Facebook Messenger.