Staff at Fenland animal centre ‘moved to tears’ by phenomenal response to dog biscuit appeal

STAFF at a Fenland animal centre were moved to tears at the generosity of residents who came forward in their droves to answer a plea for donations of dog biscuits.

The RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre, in Wimblington, made an appeal earlier this month after their supplies of dog biscuits began to run low.

With more than 60 dogs to feed, the centre’s stock room had been almost emptied - with the hungry canines getting through three 15kg sacks every day.

But Fenland’s residents came to the rescue with a host of donations, reviving the valuable supplies.

Kirstyn Gaunt, the centre’s deputy manager, said: “We had an absolutely phenomenal response to our appeal and we were moved to tears by the kindness of the people who made donations.

“Many donors remained anonymous so we were not able to send them a thank-you letter, so we would like to say thank-you through the media, because the support we received was just overwhelming.

“Money is tight for many people during these difficult financial times, yet despite this so many wonderful people still made donations, and we cannot thank them enough for their fantastic generosity.

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“There have been so many donations of dog biscuit bags that we actually can’t count them all, but we want everyone that took the time to make a donation to know that it is all being put to great use feeding all the lovely dogs at our centre.”

Generous residents will get the chance to visit the dogs they have helped at a special open day at the animal centre on Sunday July 17.

Cook book author Dee Hunwicks will open the event, which will run from 11am-4pm. Attractions include a dog show, amusements and rides, craft and food stalls, raffle and tombola, agility and flyball demonstrations and much more.

Entry is �2 for adults and �1 for children over five and senior citizens. Children under five get in free. All dogs brought to the event must be vaccinated.

To find out more contact 0300 123 0726. The centre is open 11am-3.30pm every day, except Wednesday when it is closed.

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