A charity can finally start re-homing the animals in its care.
Animals In Need in Little Irchester was forced to close its doors to the public when lockdown started.
While they have continued to take animals in, lockdown meant they couldn't re-home any so they are delighted to finally get the news that they can start re-homing again.
Annie Marriott from the charity based at Pine Tree Farm in Little Irchester said: "We have finally received the news we have been desperately waiting for, we can finally start re-homing again."
Annie says the charity is 'full to capacity' with dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets and added: "We are now permitted to proceed with re-homing but strictly by appointment only so please do not come to the shelter but check out our website www.animals-in-need.org to see if there are any suitable additions to your family.
"Then email all your details to [email protected]-in-need.org and the relevant team member will reply to you.
"Thank you all so much for your patience and continued support."
Take a look at the picture gallery below to see some of the animals in need of re-homing at Animals In Need.