Friday, 4 December 2009
RSPCA IN CRISIS ABANDONED BY DONORS AND VOLOUNTEERS
Abandoned dogs are no longer being rescued and rehomed by the Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch of the RSPCA due to lack of volunteers, it emerged today.Volunteer Lucy Hayreh said today: “We have had to close the dog and cat waiting list because we just can’t take them from the public any more, although we have to take the ones that our inspectors remove from homes.”
THE Hull and East Riding branch of the RSPCA is facing closure and has launched a desperate appeal for help.The charity, which has been in the city for 106 years, says it only has enough money to cover running costs for four months after donations from the public dried up.
Lyn Clarke, branch manager of the Clough Road-based centre in north Hull, said this was the lowest ever amount the organisation had held in reserve.
She said: "This is the worst it has ever been and I'm seriously worried. We are facing closure.
"Our donations have dried up – we would probably expect to receive somewhere between six and eight donations a week, now we are not even getting that a month.