Amazing Support from Great Annual Savings

We’ve been absolutely blown away by the support and generosity of the team at Great Annual Savings.

Not only have their staff been using their volunteer days (paid by the company) to come and spend time with our animals, but they’ve also raised a whopping £30,000 for local charities – including £7,000 for Animal Krackers alone.

You can read all about it here:

We can’t thank these guys enough. Their support is amazing and it means we can continue to do what we do for the animals.



Cats, Cats and More Cats!!

Cats, the musical, is showing at the Sunderland Empire Theatre and the theatre has been kind enough to offer to let us fundraise. We’ll be there before/after any of the performances next week to help us tell people about our wonderful cats, dogs and rabbits so if anyone can come along to shake a collection tin we’d be so grateful.

Most importantly, we’re hoping that some of the lucky people going to see Cats might be willing to offer a forever home to one of our animals. Please message us if you can help!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We always say that without the support and generosity of the public, we could do what we do. And we’ve had some wonderful donations in the last couple of weeks.

Firstly, thank you to anyone who took part in or donated to our bag pack at Sainsburys in Silksworth.

Also, big thanks to Nationwide Building Society for their amazing donation.

And last, but certainly by no means least, thank you to the lovely people at Barks & Bunnies for making us their very grateful recipient of the funds from the sales of their fantastic dog & rabbit subscription gift boxes.IMG_1362

ZooPlus Charity Partnership

Exciting News!!

The lovely people at ZooPlus have awarded Animal Krackers Charity Partnership status for November. This means that we will receive 10% of the value of all items bought from their ZooLove range and registered shoppers can also donate their reward points to us.

Donating is easy, with no need for extra payments. Just save up the reward points that you receive with each and every purchase at (£1 = 1 Point), then log in to myzooplus and add the points you would like to donate to your shopping basket. You can donate between 10 and 250 loyalty points, with all donations making a massive difference to the lives of animals in need. Please note, you can only collect loyalty points if you are a registered customer. Points can only be donated when a purchase is made.

You can also support Animal Krackers by buying any product from the exclusive “zoolove by zooplus” range. For each product sold, 10% of the sale price will go directly to Animal Krackers, to be spent wherever it is needed most. Find out more here.

So if you need any goodies for your own pets, why not visit the Zooplus site, and you’ll be helping out our rescue animals at the same time!!

Upcoming Events

Fundraising Events

We have a couple of fundraising events coming up in September if would like to get involved!

Bike Ride with Sainsbury’s
Sunday 13th September
Though a lot of people may be focussed on the Great North Run, there’ll also be a lot of people out and about on their bikes in Sunderland, raising money for great causes. Sainsburys at Silksworth will be the finishing point and Animal Krackers will have a stall and tombola so come along, cheer on all the cyclists and see if you can grab a goody too.

Active Sunderland’s Big Walk
Sunday 20th September

A few of our volunteers will be taking part in an 11 mile walk which starts at the National Glass Centre down by the River Wear and finishes in Herrington Country Park.

Now these volunteers aren’t particularly known for their love of exercise, so they’re making a big effort just to get up off the sofa!! So if you can donate even a small amount to their team, it will make it all worthwhile.

Visit our Virgin Money Giving Page to make a donation.


You can also use our main Virgin Money Giving page to make other one off donations or even a regular donation to Animal Krackers. Anything is always greatly appreciated.

Sainsburys Bag Pack

So… our fantastically kind volunteers have worked their socks off for two whole days, packing bags at Sainsburys in Silksworth, Sunderland. Thanks to all their efforts and the amazing generosity of the Sainsburys customers, we’ve managed to raise a fantastic £1324.65

Everyone at Animal Krackers would like to thank everyone involved for a brilliant team effort – we really appreciate everyone who gave up their time, and everyone who gave whatever they could to make sure our donation buckets were almost too heavy to carry!

We’d also like to say thanks for the one off donation of £25 we were given to put towards refurbishment of our shop in Grangetown. We’re hoping that work will be complete sometime in October, so we’ll keep you posted on progress.

Thank you everyone!!

Volunteers Needed!!!

As you may already know, Animal Krackers were recently selected as Sainsburys (Silksworth Branch) Local Charity. This means that they will give us much needed support in form of promoting our charity and will provide help with fundraising activities.

On the Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August, they have offered us the opportunity to do a fundraising back pack in store at Silksworth and we’re looking for as many volunteers as possible to get involved.


If you can spare on hour or two on either of those days, please contact Susan Hardy on 07957 677 672 and she can give you more details.


Thank you!