Rescue dog Donni sparks launch of ‘The Pet Parcel Project’

A project has been launched to deliver monthly parcels to animal rescue centres across Sussex and the Uckfield organiser is appealing for donations.

Uckfield-based entrepreneur, Donna Weller, has launched a not-for-profit The Donni Doo Foundation to support The Pet Parcel Project after taking on her own rescue dog.

Her five-year-old Donni started life in Portugal but found himself in an RSPCA shelter in Brighton thanks to the efforts of Helping Paws, an organisation that funds flights to bring animals from Europe to the UK.donnidoo-2-un

Donna said: “He immediately pulled on my heart strings and we’ve been inseparable ever since – that was three years ago.

“Unfortunately, there are millions of dogs, and other animals, out there in need. You may not be able to re-home a dog, cat or any other animal, but you can help make their stay more enjoyable by donating to The Pet Parcel Project.

Donna is starting by delivering parcels to rescue centres around Uckfield and surrounding areas but hopes to soon be able to deliver parcels across the whole of Sussex.

Yummy treats

She said: “Each package will contain at least five items of yummy treats, toys, toiletries, grooming products and accessories.

“The pet parcel idea isn’t a new one, but I have taken the concept and used it to support our local animal shelters, rescue centres and sanctuaries. They are expensive places to run, so donations are always welcome.”

Donna says she aims to deliver the parcels the first week of every month.


The project will rely on donations to help fill the parcels every month and there are different ways you can help, either by making a single monetary donation, regular monthly donations or by buying individual items from an Amazon wish-list.

Donna added: “I am also keen to hear from any pet brands/pet stores who would like to donate items for inclusion in our parcels. We have a growing social media following and they will benefit from all of our online promotional activity if they choose to support us.”

Donna’s aim, through the Donnidoo Foundation, is to help animals live a better life, providing funds to rescue them from cruelty and neglect and find them loving, forever homes.

How to help The Pet Parcel Project:

One-off donations can be made via PayPal Friends/Family Transfer using this email address:

Make monthly donations via The Pet Parcel Project provider PaySubsOnline.

See the Amazon wish-list here.

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