Preston's RSPCA branch appeal for help in global crisis

Preston’s RSPCA branch is calling for urgent support so it can continue to provide vital care and a home for animals during the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 6:00 am
Lauren Calvert, animal care assistant at the RSPCA in Preston

The centre is currently closed and most of its income has stopped because they heavily depend on donations.

All fundraising events are now cancelled, three charity shops have closed and people are not able to leave their homes to donate food or other necessities.

The RSPCA can no longer accept animals from the public or continue to rehome them because home visits can’t take place.

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Lauren Calvert, animal care assistant at RSPCA Preston, said: “The work we do at the centre is essential, we are relieved to be classed as key workers so that we can keep up the work we do at the centre and provide care for animals in need.

“At the centre, we spend individual time with the dogs doing training activities.

"We have a sensory garden and an agility field which the dogs find really enjoyable.”

The branch has launched an appeal on JustGiving to help them through these hard times.

They have also set up a number of online fundraisers so people can have fun and raise money from the comfort of their own homes.

Lauren said: “We are planning some virtual events which can be found on our website, we hope this will encourage people to help us raise money.”

Click here to donate.