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  • Animal rescue centre ‘being inundated with calls for help’

    Henry James

    CARLA Lane Animals In Need in Melling is holding a Grand Summer Sale this Saturday (September 8) in aid of its Brighter Lives Kennels Appeal and fund its increasing vets fees.

    The event at Lydiate Parish Centre starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm.

    The following items will be on sale: clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, ornaments, and collectables.

    There will also be a tombola, raffle, homemade cakes and afternoon teas.

    A spokesperson for Carla Lane Animals In Need said: “We are so desperate for funds for our Brighter Lives Kennel Appeal.

    “We have been inundated with calls for help at the sanctuary.

    “Just the other day, we had a call from a local housing association asking us to help with three dogs that had been left in a house without food and water for days.

    “Other animal rescue organisations had been contacted for help but none responded. We stepped in as soon as we heard as these dogs just couldn’t stay in the house any longer.

    “The house wasn’t even in a suitable living condition for a human, let alone three older dogs.

    “When we entered the property, the dogs were frightened but approachable.

    “We soon got them on leads, put collars on them and got them into the safety of the animal ambulance.

    “We headed back to the sanctuary so we could start giving them the care they deserved. After a quick check over, a drink and a meal, we could relax and were happy that they had made it to us.

    “All three boys, a Staffy, Crossbreed and German Shepherd dog are settling in and are ready to find new, loving homes.”

    The centre also has kittens brought in and their rabbit numbers are growing.

    The spokesperson added: “We have had many kittens brought to us as well as many calls for kittens in gardens.

    “Our rabbit numbers are growing. We brought in a family of rabbits via a volunteer group. They were helping a refugee family who had been given two rabbits (sexes were unknown) as a present. That soon became more after the female rabbit became pregnant.

    “So when mum, dad and three babies came in, mum then gave birth to three more days later. Mum and babies are doing well, dad has been neutered and two of the older babies have gone to new homes.”

    The centre continues to help care for animals and find them responsible homes.

    The spokesperson added: “There are so many animals on our waiting lists, all desperate for help. We are doing our best but need people to come along and adopt so we can free up space to help more.

    “If any of your readers are interested in adopting a pet, then we'd love to hear from them.”

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