A North-east animal sanctuary has made a renewed appeal for winter feed for animals in its care amid ongoing poor weather.
Willows Animal Sanctuary looks after around 450 animals including more than 100 horses, ponies and donkeys, 200 farm animals and birds, and more than 60 cats and dogs. It also has reptiles and small animals.
The sanctuary relies entirely on donations and grants, particularly at this time of year when equines require extra feed and hay to keep warm. In a post on its Facebook page, Willows said: “Willows is currently under a good few inches of snow and all the staff are working tirelessly to keep the animals well cared for despite the appalling weather.
“All of our animals are stabled or have access to shelters and or barns, and it’s been a huge job making sure they all have water as many of our water pipes have frozen which means water has to be carried by hand.
“We’re working around the clock distributing extra hay, straw and feed.
“This is of course putting a massive strain on our resources so we are appealing for feed and donations to help ease the strain. Willows provides a safe and secure home for many elderly and unwanted animals and our feed appeal could use a boost.”
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