An animal rescue charity has been named as one of the winners in the Vegan of the Year 2015 awards.
Animals In Need in Little Irchester took the crown in the outstanding animal rescue/animal rights organisation in the awards run by vegan website, www.vegansarecool.com.
The charity is a voluntary organisation which rescues sick, injured, trapped and distressed wild and domestic animals.
It provides veterinary treatment where necessary, as well as care and support to rehabilitate animals until they can be released or re-homed.
Their category was for an outstanding animal charity or organisation which must have a vegan and no-kill philosophy.
Annie Marriott from Animals In Need said: “I’ve no clue who nominated us, it was a bolt from the blue.
I’ve no clue who nominated us, it was a bolt from the blueAnnie Marriott
“But a massive thank you to whoever it was, to my awesome team and all our amazing supporters that make Animals In Need the place it is.”
Animals In Need, which has a vegan cafe which is open from midday to 3pm Wednesday to Sunday, relies on volunteers to help them look after the animals in its care.
They hold fundraisers throughout the year to help with the running of the charity, but are always grateful for donations of money, food and items for the animals which come in all shapes and sizes from across Northamptonshire.
The awards website states: “A huge congratulations to everyone.
“This year was a really tough one because of the high calibre and large number of nominees.
“A huge, sincere thank you to everyone who sent in nominations and please know if your nominee was not successful this year, that it was a highly-contested year.
“The increasing interest in the awards across all categories is a great sign that veganism is on the rise and spreading to all corners of the globe.”
Other awards categories included vegan of the year, young vegan of the year, vegan website, vegan business, vegan restaurant, vegan volunteer and vegan food blogger.
For more information about the awards go to www.vegansarecool.com.
For more details about Animals In Need and its work, go to www.animals-in-need.org.