Open day at Brinsley’s animal sanctuary

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Brinsley Animal Sanctuary is holding an open day this weekend.

The open day is held each year for people to have a look around and for the owners to raise some much-needed funds.

There will be the chance to see all of the animals, lots of stalls, a licensed bar and a quiz.

Sanctuary owners Jon Beresford and Beth Hewis take in hundreds of pets, wild animals and farm animals each year.

Mr Beresford said: “Each year we see more and more animals needing our help and the amount of abandoned and unwanted pets has risen with the current financial crisis.

“We can only rescue these animals with the generosity of the public.

“We need to raise £30,000 a year just to pay for food, bedding and treatment.”

The open day will run this Sunday, August 14, from 11am until 4pm. Admission is £1 and children are free.

The animal centre, not usually open to the public, is in Hobsic Close.