Animals leave the Ark two-by-two in rehoming increase
AN animal rescue centre is on course for a record year for rehoming.
The Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home in North Somercotes has already rehomed more pets in the first six months of this year then the same time last year.
The charity is very supportive of the help it receives from the public and is opening its doors this Sunday for visitors to have a look round and find out more about the good work done at the Ark.
From January to July this year, they had taken in 300 animals but had rehomed a total of 311, which includes 11 animals which had been in their care longer than this six month period.
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Compared with the same time last year, they had taken in 264 animals and rehomed 303.
Assistant manager Laura Morrell said: "Last year we homed a total of 508 animals and we would love to make it a record year this year. On Sunday alone we were able to rehome 13 dogs. All homes are checked either by ourselves or if it is further afield they are checked by vets.
"People do literally come from all over to give an animal a new home. We have built up such a good reputation, it precedes us which is fantastic."
"The Ark was started 27 year's ago by Pauline Rice, Laura's grandmother.
It is not just a rehoming and retirement centre for dogs and cats, they have birds and smaller pets including rabbits and guinea pigs and also have two rescue horses.
Laura added: "My mum joined as manager five years ago and since then we have come so far. Our dreams have become reality with project funding seeing new kennel blocks being built, a log cabin for cats and a purpose built cattery.
"I joined in 2010 to help my family. The Ark really does have a lovely heart and we hope as many people come along to see for themselves whilst having a lovely day out."
The open day is from 12noon, car parking is 50p.
There will be lots of fun for all the family as well as a fun dog show, dog scurry and agility course.
For more information, call 01507 358140 or visit www.arkanimalrescue.co.uk