Day 11 in the Old Susannah House. Old Susannah is feeding her cats, making pottery, and bothering her editor, asking him to print this pretty please: Three of the North East’s largest animal rescue charities, Halfpenny Farm, The New Arc and Willows Animal Sanctuary, are all in crisis and are seeking help from the Public.
For many years these charities, all members of R.E.A.C.H. (Reputable Animal Charities), have provided rescue, rehabilitation and specialised care for over 50,000 animals in the North East.
Together, they have cared for all types of animals from neglected, unwanted, abandoned, orphaned and injured animals ranging from domestic pets, exotics, farm and equines to our local wildlife. Between them their centres currently care for over a thousand creatures requiring their specialist help.
These charities are completely dependent on the good will of the public.
They receive no income from the Government and rely on their own fundraising activities and initiatives to continue their work.
Their only source of revenue has been through a variety of avenues.
- Charity shops …. Closed.
- Open Days….Postponed.
- Fun events…Cancelled.
- Fund raising such as pub quizzes, sponsored walks, charity tins and the like which have all been suspended.
In this current situation, everyone’s first concerns are understandably with family and friends.
However these charities continue to do what they can to rescue and care for animals in need. But if they fail then there is no replacement when things get better. They will be gone!
They are the animals ‘Front Line’. Please help them to continue their work!
Click on the following links.