The RSPCA Preston And District Branch care for abandoned, neglected or abused animals and rehabilitate them ready to find a new home.
The animal rehoming centre, which is a self-funding independent charity, has been hit hard this year by lack of funding due to closure of its charity shops and restrictions on rehoming.
A spokesperson for the charity explained how despite the restrictions, they have worked very hard to find new homes for many animals:
“Despite what this year has thrown at us, with so many restrictions on the rehoming of animals during the pandemic thankfully we have still managed to rehome a whopping 105 cats and 56 dogs in 2020! We have now stopped rehoming animals for the festive period and the animals in our care will be available for adoption in the new year,
“So please keep an eye on our websites and social media accounts. In the meantime, the staff will be working as hard as ever over the festive period to give the animals a wonderful Christmas!”
Back in November, The RSPCA were forced to close their charity shops which resulted in a significant loss of income for the charity:
“We sadly had to once again close our charity shop doors due to the HM Govt 2nd Lockdown in England. This will result in an approximate £13,000 loss of income for the branch. To put this into perspective our monthly running costs are around £20,000. This is such a huge amount to lose for a non-profit organisation and we are so grateful to all of our followers for your continued support.
“Please know that all of the animals are safe & well and the dedicated animal carers are working as hard as ever during this difficult period to ensure they receive the best possible care and attention. To enable us to continue doing this great work for the animals, please consider donating in any way that you can.”
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