A flood of support for Molly’s Ark Rescue

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THE people of Fenland have shown their support for a local animal rescue after it announced it was having to close to new admissions.

Molly’s Ark Rescue, in Tydd St Giles, is full to capacity with unwanted animals that have been left – and sometimes dumped – there.

Pam Thompson, who runs the rescue, said they are at “breaking point” and she cannot accept any more cats or dogs due to high running costs.

She has struggled particularly with food bills, which have soared from around £200 a month to £350 a month.

Touched by her story, which ran in the Citizen on December 1, offers of help have flooded in.

Many people have expressed an interest in rehoming a dog. One woman said after losing her own dog, she had been waiting for a sign that it was time to get a new one and believed the article was it.

Several other people have bought in donations of food and money to help Pam cope with her menagerie of rescued animals, which also includes goats, ferrets, ducks and hamsters.

Pam said: “People have been absolutely fabulous. I’m very pleased and very grateful.

“All the food that has been brought in means that money can go towards vaccinations, worming, flea treatments and neutering.

“I would like to say that we don’t just have dogs and cats here. I have about 40 guinea pigs, plus rabbits, birds, chickens and many more.”

She added enough dog and cat food had been donated to see them through the month.

Pam said although she is pleased so many people would like to help, she asks that people do not turn up unannounced and call to arrange a time to visit.

Molly’s Ark Rescue can be contacted on 01945-870737.