Television advert star Jeff Brown popped into a South Yorkshire animal charity to make staff an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Jeff, the face of Safestyle UK double glazing firm, visited Rain Rescue to donate a window after the charity suffered a fire at its Rotherham headquarters.
Jacquie Neilson from Rain Rescue said the number of pets being abandoned is at an all time high and they were desperate for support.
She said: “This year we have already re-homed 185 dogs.
“We currently have 20 animals on our books all looking for new homes.
“Half of them are abandoned but 50 per cent come to us from people who don’t want to give them up but can’t afford to keep them and are distraught.
“It’s the effect of the economic climate and people losing their jobs. They can no longer afford vets’ bills and some are having to downsize.”
Rain Rescue is based in Wickersley, Rotherham.
It is desperately seeking support from a sponsor or local business.
Jacquie said: “Safestyle contacted us to see if they could give us any help.
“We had a fire recently which cracked a window and melted the guttering and facias, so they offered to replace the window.
“It’s great as it means we have more to spend on vets’ bills.
“Jeff came along and spent a couple of hours with us to find out more about what we do.
“We are very grateful to them, and for any support we get.”
Rain Rescue looks after dogs from the pound and stray cats.
Log on to www.rainrescue.co.uk to find out more about the charity or see the charity’s Facebook page.
For more about Safestyle UK visit their web site at www.safestyle-windows.co.uk.