Celebrations as Doncaster pets’ charity nets £50,000

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A Doncaster animal charity has received a fur-nomenal £50,000 donation.

Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary in Bentley is celebrating after being awarded £50,000 in a campaign run by UK grant-giving charity, Support Adoption for Pets.

The Sanctuary was founded in 2008 by Sue and Winston Tate and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. The Sanctuary rescues guinea pigs from cruelty, neglect and abuse, then nurses them back to good health and helps find them homes. Some guinea pigs needing additional care and support remain at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives.

Already over 1,000 guinea pigs have been rescued and hundreds have been successfully rehomed.

Support Adoption For Pets has raised over £10 million for animal welfare organisations over eight years. The charity pledged ten grants of £50,000 to animal charities across the UK and Ireland.

Cavy Corner was chosen by the charity’s trustees after it submitted a short video to Support Adoption For Pets’ Facebook page, explaining how it would use the cash to help fund its work.

The money will be used on a brand new building in Bentley to replace the existing facilities, which are badly in need of repair.

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “We were overwhelmed with both the quantity and quality of videos we received for our £10 million celebration campaign.

“It was an extremely tough decision for our trustees to choose the final ten. We are thrilled to award Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary a grant of £50,000 to enable it to continue the important work it does to help animals in the local community.”

Sue Tate, founder of Cavy Corner Guinea Pig Sanctuary, said: “We can’t thank Support Adoption For Pets enough. We also want to thank everyone who showed their support for us, especially those from both the Doncaster and Pontefract communities. This money will now go towards funding the new building and brand new purpose built cages.”

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk.