We received a lovely donation from Grange Veterinary Hospital to commemorate Remebrance Day. They have kindly donated £250.00.
In the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday, many of us will wear poppies as a sign of respect for the military personnel who have died in war. While red is the traditional colour, you may notice that purple poppies are starting to appear.
Purple poppies commemorate the animals that were injured and lost their lives in conflict. According to the Animals in War Memorial Fund, eight million horses died in the First World War. They were used to transport ammunition and supplies to the front line, but they weren’t the only animals involved during this period. Dogs were relied upon for duties including detecting mines and digging out bomb victims, while 100,000 pigeons were used to carry messages.