March 2015

Save the Rhino has won second place and will receive £5,000 from the Animal Friends Pet Insurance Charity competition!


Save the Rhino were chosen to participate in the Animal Friends Pet Insurance Charity competition. Thank you to everyone who voted for Save the Rhino, we are delighted to share that we have won the second prize of £5,000 from Animal Friends Pet Insurance to help our work protecting rhinos.

Poaching of rhinos for their horns is the biggest threat to the rhino’s survival, with the number of rhinos killed increasing over 9,000% since 2007 in South Africa alone. At the current rate of poaching, rhinos could be extinct in the wild in 11 years. Your vote can help us save rhinos by protecting all five rhino species in Africa and Asia and supporting the communities that share their habitat.

The top prize will go to the charity with the most votes from the general public on the competition page. Animal Friends Pet Insurance kindly offers prizes for each of the six chosen charities, ranging from £1,000 up to £8,000 for the charity with the most votes, so every vote helps!

Thank you so much for your support.

To find out more about Animal Friends Pet Insurance, you can visit

Photo credit: Save the Rhino International


Issued by Save the Rhino International (Registered Charity No. 1035072)

T: 0044 20 7357 7474


About Save the Rhino International

Save the Rhino International (SRI) works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. By funding field projects and through education, its goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas. It aims to increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild; enhance the integrity of ecosystems and to ensure that local communities benefit from conservation activities.

About Animal Friends Pet Insurance

Animal Friends Pet Insurance was founded by Elaine Fairfax in 1998 with the sole aim of providing pet insurance as a means to help support animal welfare charities. Elaine had worked closely with many animal charities throughout her life but she wanted to do even more to help animals. Thus, she decided to use her business skills to raise substantial funds through something people need; pet insurance. Since its inception Animal Friends Pet Insurance has grown to become not only an award-winning business but one of the largest pet insurance providers in the UK (Datamonitor 2013). Currently in their 16th year, Animal Friends Pet Insurance looks after over 400,000 pets and offer cover for cats, dogs and horses (including rider insurance) with a range of different types of policy available.

(25) Comments

  • Rita Guidi
    13 March 2015, 01:09

    We really need to stop the poaching of rhinos...

  • kathy williams
    13 March 2015, 05:22

    Help save the rhino

  • Loz-Ann
    13 March 2015, 11:52

    Please save them allxx

  • Anonymous commenter
    13 March 2015, 17:51

    Hoping that you win. These beautiful animals have the odds stacked against them.

  • Anonymous commenter
    13 March 2015, 18:55

    For Love of the Rhinos!

  • cristiana soares
    13 March 2015, 20:23

    all together we can change the world

  • Milena Georgieva
    13 March 2015, 22:41

    Hope for better life for them.

  • kathleen hansen
    13 March 2015, 23:10

    Good luck and best wishes

  • Anonymous commenter
    14 March 2015, 23:40

    The world would be a poorer place if it weren't for the rhino. We need to save these amazing creatures for future generations to come. We simply can not let them go extinct under our watch due to complacency, vanity and greed.

  • Chris Law
    15 March 2015, 23:48

    Just Do It!

  • Jan-Uwe Heckel
    17 March 2015, 18:22

    All the best for a successful future

  • Robyn
    18 March 2015, 10:25

    Stop Rhino Poaching

  • Anonymous commenter
    18 March 2015, 11:47

    Please save this wonderful animals that God created.

  • michael anderson
    19 March 2015, 14:11

    please save these beautiful animals

  • Michelle
    19 March 2015, 23:35

    I've been astonished that humans can behave so badly

  • Anonymous commenter
    20 March 2015, 01:35

    save the rhino!!

  • Anonymous commenter
    20 March 2015, 07:55

    The Rhinos need us!

  • Tessa Hayward
    20 March 2015, 13:17

    We must save them all

  • Colleen Fay
    20 March 2015, 20:58

    good luck and keep up the good work you do for the rhino

  • Jill munn
    21 March 2015, 18:17

    We need to save these amazing animals.

  • lilian dahlin
    21 March 2015, 18:27

    Save this beautifull rhinos from punching and ban everything who is punching and put the punchers in jail. i love animals and dont understand all that terrible killing of harmless beautifull animals

  • VIV
    21 March 2015, 19:29

    well done,keep going

  • Janette Nye
    21 March 2015, 21:04

    Keep up the good work. They deserve it.

  • Chantal Dion
    23 March 2015, 16:47

    Please donate to Save the Rhino. Such beautiful creatures in the wild.

  • blaze
    30 March 2015, 22:58

    Rhinos are just another mammal trying to live life like us.Poachers are only doing this because they need to help families or in need of money.If we can help poachers and rhinos the population will increase.we just need to help them out so the poaching will stop. Just let the rhinos roam free.

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