Animal centre appeals for help to feed animals

A goat at Wetheriggs Animal Centre. Photo; Guy Carpenter.

An animal rescue centre has appealed for food for its animals after having to close due to the coronavirus.

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue and Conservation Centre says that without the income from visitors it is struggling to feed its animals.

The centre, at Thorpe Farm, near Great Bridge on the A66, has issued an appeal for animal food and handwash for the volunteers who looks after them.

A spokesperson said: “Sadly with no visitors allowed it means that we have no income and so are struggling to feed and provide veterinary care for the 1200+ animals that we have the privilege of looking after.

“If you have any of the following spare would you please consider donating it to us. We would be very grateful.”

  • Animal food
  • Pet food
  • Vegetables/salad (excluding leeks and onions)
  • Fruit (excluding lemons and limes)
  • Hay
  • Hand wash

The centre said that a volunteer would be able to collect donations from the Richmond and Catterick Garrison area.

“A safe and no contact method of collection would be utilised for your peace of mind,” they said.

The centre is also asking for donations of money.

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