Little Irchester animal charity preparing to re-home animals once again from next month

It's been a tough year but the charity is grateful to have survived and carry on its incredible work

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:52 pm

An animal charity is looking forward to the light at the end of a 'very long tunnel' as it prepares to start re-homing animals once again.

Animals In Need in Little Irchester was forced to close its doors last year due to Covid-19 and while they have continued to look after the animals in its care, they haven't been able to have members of the public pop in and meet the animals or fundraise as they normally would.

It's been tough for all involved, but Annie Marriott from the charity told the Northants Telegraph: "Well finally after a year of no fundraising, being able to re-home and then not re-home, we can see a light at the end of the long dark tunnel.

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Animals In Need will soon be able to start re-homing rabbits like these which were dumped at a vets in Northampton

"One thing I can most definitely say is thank goodness we survived it and are still here to rescue animals in need.

"We can open and re-home strictly by appointment only on April 12, we have some beautiful animals patiently waiting for new homes.

"Our vegan cafe will open on April 17 and don’t worry as we have plenty of lovely outside eating spaces."

Money has been one of the major concerns for Animals In Need during the pandemic, both having enough cash to cover the day-to-day running costs as well as fundraising for the charity.

However, Annie is already planning for when the restrictions are lifted and said: "I have booked up our first fundraiser, a fabulous fire walk.

"57 people have already signed up to take part but if anyone else wants to join in please email me."

Anyone wishing to take part in the fire walk can email [email protected] or click here for more details.

For more information about Animals In Need and its work re-homing and rescuing animals across the county over the past 30 years, click here.

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