Plea for dog food

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THERE are currently more than 60 dogs at the RSPCA regional animal centre at Block Fen in Wimblington.

With so many mouths to feed, staff can get through up to three bags a day of the 15kg sacks of complete dog biscuit.

Local residents regularly donate food to the centre or at the nearby collection bins, but in recent weeks donations have dried up.

Now deputy manager Kirstyn Gaunt is appealing to animal lovers in the region to spare a few pounds and donate a bag of dog food to the centre.

She said: “Our kennels are currently full with dogs which have either been abandoned or neglected through no fault of their own.

“With so many extra mouths to feed it means we are getting through an awful lot of dog food, and we are now desperate for bags of complete dog biscuit - in fact we have now run out.

“As a charity we rely solely on the generosity of the public, and we are hoping that once again the good people in the district will come forward to answer our plea for help.

“Even if people can only make a small donation, it does make a huge difference to the lives of the animals in our care.”

Tesco shoppers can make a donation at the collection bins at the March store, there is also a collection point for shoppers at the Sainsbury’s in the town as well.

Or people can drop off their donations direct to the RSPCA Block Fen animal centre, Block Fen Drove, Wimblington, or call 0300 123 0726. The centre is open 11am-3.30pm every day, except Wednesday when it is closed.