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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Foster call to help Animal Concern

ANIMAL lovers in Copeland are being asked to foster dogs and cats to help an animal charity.

Animal Concern’s Millom branch is looking for new volunteers to help with every aspect of the group’s work.

One unique project they need help with is for people to help foster a cat, kitten, dog or a puppy.

The branch keeps dozens of animals in Broadwater Kennels in Bootle but the group is hoping some pet lovers could offer their help.

Diane Barker, the charity’s newest recruit in Millom, said fostering an animal is a no strings attached way to help Animal Concern and is urging people to get involved in the charity however they can.

She said getting involved could be a good first step for people thinking of owning a cat or dog.

She said: “It is usually on a short term basis until the animals are moved on. If people are interested it doesn’t cost much and we pay for expenses like food and vet bills. We need people to help us with coffee mornings and other fundraising ideas – we need new blood.”

Ms Barker, who runs a dog care business, said group members are friendly and people can do as much as they like.

She said: “We’re keen to get some young people to help with fundraising ideas.

“I’ve only just joined myself, but I feel like I can already forge on and get doing some fundraising.

“Even if anybody has bric-a-brac or unwanted clothing we’d be grateful – it all helps.”

If you’d like to foster a pet or would like to get involved with the charity then contact Diane Barker on 01229 772209.

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