Animal charity Wood Green facing a “huge range of challenges” as it tries to look after nearly 300 animals as well as providing care for stray and unwanted pets and giving support to troubled owners.
The Godmanchester-based organisation is also facing a battle to raise funds after closing its 19 charity shops as a result of the coronavirus clampdown. It has been forced to temporarily postpone animal rehoming, staff have given over their homes to care for the animals and nearly 180 pets have been fostered out to the public in a move which the charity described as unprecedented.
The charity said its immediate requirement had been to protect the public, staff and volunteers, which had a direct impact on the animals in its care, and had led to its centres being closed to visitors and the temporary suspension of rehoming. Front-line animal carers were now working fewer shifts to ensure social distancing requirements being met and a number of volunteers were staying at home.
It is calling for the community to support its work in caring for pets by texting WOODGREEN to 70500 to donate £5 and donations can also be made through its website at woodgreen.org.uk .
Advice is available from woodgreen.org.uk/pet-advice or by contacting the team directly.