Holiday bookings helping Halifax animals in need

Travel agent Jetset Not Just Travel has teamed up with the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district branch of the RSPCA to help raise money towards the £1.5m it needs to find every year to care for animals in need.

Sunday, 3rd January 2021, 12:00 pm
Yeli Williams of the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch of the RSPCA with Great Dane Maddie (aged 7), Rachael and Colman Coyne (Jetset Not Just Travel)

The RSPCA animal centre, at Wade Street in Halifax town centre, takes in between 500 and 600 animals a year from the surrounding area and has to raise its own funds to provide expert care for the animals.

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When keen animal lovers Rachael and Colman Coyne, who run Huddersfield based Jetset Not Just Travel, heard this they knew they wanted to help.

Rachael said: “We love animals and have two Golden Retrievers, Ciera and Polly. When we heard about the wonderful work the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district branch of the RSPCA does to help animals in our local area, we wanted to help. The RSPCA is a national charity, but this is in relation to the inspectors who work on animal cruelty investigations. Each local branch across the country relies on donations to be able to carry out its vital work in its specific area.

“The RSPCA Animal Centre in Halifax is a wonderful place where animals who just want to be loved are rehabilitated before being placed in happy and nurturing homes.”

Under the charity partnership, when someone books a holiday through Jetset Not Just Travel and quotes ‘RSPCA’, then the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district branch will receive a cut of the commission.

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager of the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district branch of the RSPCA, said: “We are really grateful to Jetset Not Just Travel. We rely on local businesses and residents to help us raise money so that we can take care of some of the most needing animals in our communities, many of whom have gone through great trauma. Gestures such as this, from Jetset Not Just Travel, help us to make sure the animals go on to lead happy and healthy lives with their forever families.”