We are a nation of animal lovers. This fact was borne out when it came to voting for our second Proud to be Local winner last month. And now £500 of funding has been handed to Holbrook Animal Rescue following hundreds of votes from the public to recognise the work that the charity does for stray dogs and cats.
We’re proud to play a small part in helping this amazing charity care for abandoned animals in our local neighbourhood. The centre’s aim is to offer the veterinary care needed before finding the dogs and cats a loving home where they can live out the rest of their lives in comfort.
This was the second chance for local causes to receive £500 of funding from us, as part of our year-long Proud to be Local campaign which will champion a total of four good causes. Each time we call for nominations we’re touched and astonished by the scope of charitable work that happens on our doorstep. This is our way of helping to shine a spotlight on a handful of those worthy causes.
Holbrook Animal Rescue works in conjunction with other animal welfare organisations to neuter, care, and feed stray animals. Founded over 20 years ago, this family-run organisation makes sure that every penny donated goes directly to the animals. Those furry friends that are too sick or old for adoption often end up as the charity’s own pets.
The £500 will go towards maintaining Holbrook Animal Rescue’s facilities and helping to provide essential items such as food and medicine.
Laura Santini, who set up Holbrook Animal Rescue along with her husband Cliff Santini, said:
“This is fantastic news for the charity. We are so grateful to everyone who voted for us and would like to thank D.W. Nye for its generous donation. This is a real boost for the charity and our team of wonderful volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure all our animals are loved and cared for around the clock.”
Rex Nye, Managing Director at D.W. Nye, added:
“Congratulations to Holbrook Animal Rescue. As a dog owner, I am delighted to present them with our latest donation and hope it will go some way to helping them with the great work they do.”
Pictures of the animals who need a loving home can be found on the charity’s website http://www.holbrookanimalrescue.co.uk/index.html.
Keep your eyes on our website or social media pages for more opportunities to nominate a charity or group of your choice later in the year.