Clitheroe animal charity appeals for volunteers

Animal charity appeals for volunteers
Animal charity appeals for volunteers
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The town's RSPCA charity shop is currently looking for volunteers to help raise funds to keep a vital service running.

The shop is a major fundraising source for the RSPCA Altham animal centre, in Altham, which rehomes abused, neglected and unwanted animals from across the East Lancashire region.

The establishment rehomes dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and some small animals. The Animal Centre has a capacity to hold 42 dogs, 46 cats, 20 rabbits and 12 ferrets. Due to the large number of animals that need to be admitted, it operates on a “waiting list” system for most of the year.

The majority of animals are brought in by their inspectors or animal welfare officers, but they also take in animals from the general public when they have space and an animal’s welfare is at risk.

The charity shop, on Castle Street, Clitheroe, needs people to help out with all aspects of shop work, from working on the till, to sorting out stock, to dressing windows, and many other tasks too to raise as much money as possible for the animal centre.

A shop spokesman said: “The charity shop has a small, friendly team of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who volunteer a few hours at their convenience.

“Due to a couple of volunteers leaving to start university and paid work, the shop now needs some new helpers. Volunteering is a brilliant way of helping the RSPCA, whilst meeting new people in a friendly and welcoming environment.”

He added: “It is also an excellent way to keep your CV up-to-date between jobs, or for retired people who are looking for a new pursuit.”

If you can help, please pop in to the shop and ask to speak to the shop manager Amanda, or call her on 01200 425176.