RSPCA rescuer takes on Mount Snowdon to raise funds for animal welfare charity

An RSPCA rescuer with a head for heights has taken part in a special fundraiser to help Cancel Out Cruelty this summer.

Animal rescue officer Neil Coleman took on the challenge of hiking Snowdon on Saturday 27 August, and was accompanied by friend Libby Phillips – animal care supervisor at RSPCA Bryn Y Maen Animal Centre. She also brought along blind dog Ruby, an 11-year-old Jack Russell with them.

Neil said it was a great experience and chose to raise funds for the RSPCA as working on the frontline as an officer he fully sees the work that is carried out by the animal welfare charity day in day out.

Neil – who works in the London area – said: “We left at 4am via the Watkin Path route and we made it to the top at around 8.30am. Ruby – who is blind in both eyes – did amazing and we did have to carry her most of the way near the top. We then made it down the bottom by 11.30am.

“It was both our first time up and it was only recently we decided we should try climbing Snowdon and raise some cash for the RSPCA as well at the same time!

“I’ve raised £325 so far, but would love to raise a little bit more as I know how every penny can be spent to help rescue animals in need.

“The Cancel Out Cruelty summer campaign aims to raise funds to keep its rescue teams on the frontline saving animals in desperate need of help as well as raise awareness about how we can all work together to stop cruelty for good. As the summer is our busiest time, we need the public’s support more than ever.”

You can donate to Neil’s fundraising page here:

This summer the RSPCA has launched its Cancel Out Cruelty fund-raising campaign as summer is the busiest period for the animal welfare charity.

If you cannot donate, there are other ways you can help Cancel Out Cruelty, from volunteering with the RSPCA, holding a bake sale or fundraiser, or taking part in the #50MilesForAnimals challenge.

The RSPCA’s rescue teams need support to stay out on the frontline as the only charity rescuing animals and investigating cruelty.

£2 could help to provide a meal for a cat or dog in our care

£6 could help pay to feed a dog for a day in our care

£10 could help pay towards bandages for a cat or dog

£15 could help pay for a cat or dog’s clinical exam

£20 could help pay towards a bird catching kit

£30 could help pay for a life jacket for an inspector

£100 could help pay towards water rescue equipment

£500 could kit out a 4×4 inspector van

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