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Volkswagen Amarok partners with the RSPCA to rescue sick and homeless animals

Volkswagen Amorak is magic as we know, but its performing animal magic thanks to a successful partnership between VW Commercial Vehicles and the  Southridge RSPCA!

  • More than 1,200 animals successfully rehomed by staff with the help of an Amarok supplied to the RSPCA
  • Southridge RSPCA praises the Amarok for its off-road ability and adaptable load bed
  • 4×4 drivetrain makes light work of 16-acre Hertfordshire site
  • Amarok trusted to collect and distribute supplies to keep 250 live-in animals healthy in all conditions

RSPCA-celebrates

We’re all animal lovers here at Swiss Vans, so its nice to hear that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have lent their support to the RSPCA in the form of a VW Amorak which they have truly put through its paces!

The Amarok’s legendary load-carrying ability has endeared itself to countless owners since its launch two years ago. Now, thanks to a partnership between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the RSPCA, more than 800 cats and dogs, seven horses and a chicken named Bernadette all have reason to praise its practical load space, smooth ride and off-road prowess.

Amorak has helped rescue & rehome 1,287 Animals

In total, 1,287 animals have been successfully rehomed since Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles loaned the Amarok to the Southridge RSPCA centre in Hertfordshire a year ago.

The ultra-adaptable pick-up has proved invaluable in rescuing and rehoming a huge variety of animals, from desperate dogs to persecuted parrots.

As well as rescuing animals in need, the RSPCA has used the vehicle as a trusty work-horse, using its large load space to pick up weekly pet food donations to feed its 250 live-in animals, mend fencing around its 16-acre site and tow horse boxes as far as Scotland to be rehomed.

The team has even used the pick-up as a search and rescue vehicle, rescuing a stray dog reported to them late at night by using the headlight beams as a search light.

Anna White, manager at the RSPCA Southridge centre, said: “Having the Volkswagen Amarok at the Centre has been incredible – it has allowed us to just get on with things, without thinking about whether the vehicle would be able to.

Literally a Lifesaver:

“When it snowed earlier this year, one of our animals was in a critical condition. In any of our other vehicles, we wouldn’t have been able to get down the lane to get him to the vet in time to save him, but the Amarok just handled it effortlessly.

“I used to worry about getting stuck when I was towing a horsebox across the field – now I’m secure in the knowledge that it’s not going to happen. It’s a phenomenal vehicle.

“It’s fair to say that we’ve really put the Amarok through its paces in the past year – it’s spent most of its time driving off-road – but it’s just as much of a pleasure to drive both on and off road.”

Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are thrilled to hear that the Amarok has been such a valuable addition to the RSPCA centre in Southridge. At Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, we recognise that small gestures can make a big difference.

“Enabling the RSPCA to carry out their work more easily is just one of the ways in which we have been lucky enough to demonstrate our on-going support for local businesses and worthy causes across the UK.”

Donations to the centre are welcome, please click here: http://www.rspca.org.uk/local/southridge-animal-centre/supportus

 

Article kindly reproduced thanks to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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