Animal charity forced to close its doors

Amanda Walpole with Sam and Alfie, Jo Grove with Maddie and Oscar, Liesle Nash with Gary, Toni Nash with Gizmo and Coco
Amanda Walpole with Sam and Alfie, Jo Grove with Maddie and Oscar, Liesle Nash with Gary, Toni Nash with Gizmo and Coco

There’s no room at the inn for one animal charity this Christmas.

Animals In Need in Little Irchester has been forced to close its doors to any newcomers because of the high numbers in its care.

The charity has animals of all shapes and sizes, but is particularly over-run with dogs at the moment.

Annie Marriott from the charity said: “We are swamped here.

“We have a list as long as my arm of animals desperate to come in and we just cannot help.

“Re-homing has stopped now as, like most centres, we do not re-home over Christmas but of course animals still need to come in but we are full, we do not have one cat or dog space.”

While people cannot re-home animals during the Christmas period, donations of food, blankets and treats for the residents would be welcomed.

If you would like to help out, call the charity on 01933 278080 or email admin@animals-in-need.org.

The sanctuary is open to the public between midday and 3pm Tuesday to Sunday, but closed on Mondays.