PAWS charity asking for assist after landlord evicted animal shelter

An animal shelter that welcomes weak pets from throughout East Lancashire requires assist to avoid wasting his future after being evicted from his present dwelling.

The Pennine Animal Welfare Society, referred to as PAWS, faces closure after its landlord informed the charity to go away its present headquarters by Friday, August 5.

Animal Rescue was fashioned in 2007 and have become a registered charity in 2014 and welcomes animals inside a 15-mile radius of its Todmorden base, which encompasses almost all of East Lancashire.

He rescues, rehabilitates and homes cats and canines and has helped look after over 1,500 animals to date.

An emergency directors assembly was held to debate the best way to save PAWS, and until they’ll discover a appropriate location to hire or buy, they could want to shut.

He has lengthy been attempting to lift cash to purchase a everlasting dwelling and is now interesting to the general public for help in reaching the £ 300,000 goal earlier than he’s expelled from his present base on Friday.

Susan Curran, head of the middle, who lives on the location and is at risk of shedding her dwelling, mentioned, “I’m fully numb after receiving the Part 25 Discover.

“A month isn’t sufficient to pack your baggage, not to mention discover one other web site, arrange the kennels and breeding once more after which the trauma of shifting the animals.

“I am afraid for the way forward for the charity and I hope the owner offers us extra time to discover a place.”

Michele Manner, Chair of Trustees, added: “We’ve tried to contain the owner in a dialogue, however he’s unwilling to enter into any negotiations and it has been tough to make important progress.

“The directors will do their greatest to make sure that the charity continues to assist the native folks and their animals, in no matter kind it might take.

“Our aim is to safe a long-term lease on some land and buildings or, ideally, we want to purchase someplace and thus we may have secured the longer term for the bailout.

“We’re searching for sponsorship from native folks, firms and if any landowners have about 4 acres of flat land with outbuildings they’ll save, please get in contact.”

The charity’s volunteers embrace younger folks with extra academic wants, adults with psychological well being issues, folks recovering from long-term diseases, faculty college students with work expertise, together with animal lovers who simply need to give one thing again.

Ms. Curran added: “The volunteers are all devastated, as are those that have had canines, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs with us.

“We’ve helped many animals and in flip they’ve helped their new house owners. Please are you able to assist us now and cease the potential closure of our bailout.

Anybody wishing to assist the charity is welcome to go to its Crowdfunder enchantment right here. Alternatively, individuals who will help are invited to e-mail

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