Animal sanctuary’s appeal for donations

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A HORSE sanctuary in South Yorkshire has issued an urgent appeal for funds after struggling to survive a cold winter.

Albert’s Horse Sanctuary in Barnsley is low on food to feed the horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, cats and rabbits in its care.

“It’s £40 for a bale of hay and our horses can easily go through five a day,” said owner Mary Hepworth, who opened the Cawthorne shelter in 2005 with husband John and daughters Mary-Anne and Stacey, to care for unwanted animals.

“Winter is a tough time for everybody but we are desperate for donations or funding. You can’t explain to animals why they can’t eat,” said Mary.

“We’d love to be in the position where we’re receiving regular sponsorship and are not facing this same crisis every single year.

“We need the public’s help.”

n If you would like to contribute, call Mary on 07721 327 879.

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