Prior to its formation it was envisaged that the government, in particular, the Home Office, might help with the funding and day to day running of The Companion Animal Welfare Council, in the same way as the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs does with the Farm Animal Welfare Council. This, however, was not possible, so it was decided that the Council should be set-up via subscription so that its works would prove themselves worthy of future Government support.
To ensure complete independence from those animal welfare bodies which have agreed to provide financial assitance, a Charitable Trust was set up to receive and hold funds to support the activities of The Companion Animal Welfare Council.
The Welfare Fund For Companion Animals - Charity No. 1070581 The aims and objects of the W.F.C.A. are "the collection and distribution of funds of the Companion Animal Welfare Council". The Trustees of the WFCA have been appointed by way of nominations by The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Law Society, and comprise as follows:
• Mr. Anthony Bate
• The Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE
• Mr. John Hird MRCVS
• Revd. Professor M. Reiss
The Welfare Fund for Companion Animals allocates funds to the Companion Animal Welfare Council for its work. It does not have any influence on how the Council uses the funds.
CAWC has also received funding from the Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is also pursuing donations from the commercial sector to support its work.
CAWC is very grateful to all those who have supported its work.
If you would like to make a donation please contact the Honorary Secretary, The Welfare Fund for Companion Animals, Lower Kebroyd Hall, Triangle, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 3HT
For more information about CAWC please email: email@example.com
Cheques should be made payable to WFCA (ie. Welfare Trust for Companion Animals) and it should be made clear that the donation is to support CAWC's work.
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