ST. GILES ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE

Sarah Hicks, Hospital Director at Cave Vets with Tom Linnell of St Giles Animal Rescue

A pet rescue centre in Somerset has been handed a lockdown lifeline.

St Giles Animal Rescue Centre in Taunton has received a bumper cheque for £2,500 from all of us here at Cave Vets.

It’s a welcome boost for the charitable organisation, which has seen fundraising badly affected since the coronavirus outbreak forced a nationwide lockdown in March.

Jack Linnell, from St Giles Animal Rescue Centre, said: “We are so grateful to Cave for their donation to help with our rescue dogs and cats here at the centre.

“It is amazing news, the best news all week, and much needed right now as we are fundraising to try to keep the rescue centre going.

“The money will make a huge difference and will help us continue to support our animals in need, and to find them loving homes.”

Cave Hospital Director Sarah Hicks said: “We have been able to adapt quickly to the ‘new normal’ created by the lockdown and social distancing measures, and are continuing to provide the highest level of care for our patients, clients and referring vets.

“However, we recognise other organisations are struggling to run to their previous capabilities, with charities among those worst affected in these incredibly tough times.

“That’s why we felt it was important to try to do our bit, so we invited our team to choose charities to receive a donation and we opted for St Giles Animal Rescue Centre.

“I hope the money helps them to continue doing their excellent work at a time when they are needed as much as ever.”

To visit St Giles follow the link: http://stgilesanimalrescue.co.uk/