Urgent appeal launched to save RSPCA branch in Sheffield at risk of closure

An urgent fundraising appeal has been launched to save the RSPCA branch in Sheffield.

By Claire Lewis
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 7:39 am

The charity said the coronavirus pandemic has put it at risk of closure because of a reduction in donations.

The local branch, which is independent from the national RSPCA charity, has to raise all its own funds but due to the pandemic charity events have unable to be held sine last March – denting finances.

In a Facebook post, the charity said: “The ongoing impact of Covid-19 has yet again put us in danger of closing.

The RSPCA branch in Sheffield is at risk of closure

“Whilst we will always provide the very best love, treatment and rehabilitation to animals in our care, we are unsure of the future of the Sheffield Animal Centre.

“Animals need your help.

“Please donate, share and spread the message of our appeal. As a primary centre for Sheffield rescues, we simply can't afford to let our animals down.”

On its website, the local branch explains: “As events unfold surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing to maintain the level of care needed to animals at our centre. However, pressures are mounting, and The Sheffield Animal Centre needs your help now more than ever.

“The RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre is an independent charity. We receive no funding from the main charity body to help with animal care or maintaining the centre and must raise our own funds through the means of charitable donations and community events.

“Due to government guidelines and safety measures, we are unable to hold events, cutting our vital income dramatically and donations are falling.”

Visit the branch’s Facebook page to donate.

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