SAFE, the organisation that campaigns for animal welfare, is holding its national annual street appeal on December 20 and 21. More than 1500 caring Kiwis in 43 cities and towns will don brightly coloured animal costumes to collect donations from the public. Money raised will be used to fund campaign initiatives and humane education projects in 2014. Go to safe.org.nz to register as a collector or call 0800 SAVE US. To donate now, text GIVE to 4419 to make an immediate $3 donation.