The Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service has received a £1,000 boost thanks to the practice dubbed “Best Veterinary Surgery” at this year’s Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards.

The Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service (WADARS) has received a £1,000 boost thanks to the practice dubbed “Best Veterinary Surgery” during the fourth annual Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards in London.

presentationThe judges awarded Sussex-based Grove Lodge Vets the prestigious award in recognition of its work with local charities and the community in general.

The veterinary group has proved its committment to improving animal welfare standards and community education via weekly school visits, talks, dog shows, even shirt sponsors for a local children’s football team.

Grove Lodge’s prize was a cheque for £1,000 to be donated to an animal rescue charity of their choice, which it donated to WADARS – a registered charity that has been helping to rescue unwanted local pets and rehabilitate injured wildlife since it was established in 1969.

Marc Abraham, vet at Grove Lodge Vets Southwick clinic, said: “It’s a bit of a double whammy really – our whole team at Grove Lodge Vets is thrilled to have been voted ‘Best Veterinary Surgery’ and over the moon that WADARS have won the money.”

WADARS chairman Christie McMahon thanked Grove Lodge for the cheque, saying: “The extra funds are even more appreciated in our current economic climate and will be put to very good use improving the lives of both rescue pets and injured wildlife.”

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