A charity which rescues more than 2,500 animals each year is appealing for help to buy a piece of land next to its current site.
Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers and rescues more than 2,500 animals each year, the majority of which are re-homed while others need rehabilitation, releasing back into the wild or stay there for life.
The charity now has the chance to buy three acres of land next to the sanctuary in Brooks Road, Raunds, but it will need £30,000 to do this.
A spokesman for Brook Farm said: “We have been given the amazing opportunity to purchase land next door to the sanctuary.
“This will be a massive benefit to the sanctuary’s existing animals and to help others in the future.
“It will be a massive step forward for the sanctuary, making an enormous difference to our current animals, most of which were saved from dire situations.
“Ponies like Millie who was left for years with laminitis before coming to the sanctuary would benefit from the hard standing area in the field on which we could put field shelters.
“Laminitic or diabetic ponies like Topsy that need restricted grazing in the spring could have more space and a better quality of life in their own fenced off area.
“Our animals could have more grazing and it would allow us to rescue more animals that need a rescue space.
“The overgrown area in front of the field could be cleared and make an excellent goat area, allowing us to rescue more sheep and goats.
“Please help us ensure the sanctuary’s future and continue to rescue more animals that may need our help in the future.
“You can donate as little as £3 per month or a one-off donation.”
Donations can be made through the sanctuary’s website, by bank transfer or standing order, or by sending a cheque made payable to Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary.
The charity has raised more than £800 so far but would love to hear from anyone who has any ideas on how to help them raise the funds or who would be willing to have a stall, coffee morning or fundraiser on their behalf.
The spokesman added: “Please make this dream a reality for the animals.”
For more information about Brook Farm and the appeal, click here