Wildlife park funds vet mission

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THE Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster has helped to fly two specialist vets to Zimbabwe to try to save one of Africa’s most endangered large carnivores from extinction.

The Branton attraction raised over £3,000 towards the cost of sending a veterinary task force to carry out vital work to save the endangered painted dog breed.

YWP, which has three of the rare dogs, joined forces with Wildlife Vets International and the Painted Dog Conservation to launch the appeal for the SOS Painted Dog Campaign last summer.

Visitors were asked to donate money while posters and collection boxes were put up in vets and businesses across Yorkshire.

Director Cheryl Williams said: “We were delighted that the task force has been able to fly out to Africa. We had a brilliant response to the SOS Painted Dog campaign.

“We are committed to conservation and we would like to thank everyone who donated money to fund our contribution to this international rescue mission.”