Molly the puppy with some of the donations.

An influx of hungry puppies to an animal sanctuary at Christmas saw companies come to the rescue with much-needed additional supplies.

An appeal was launched by Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset soon after the 12 puppies arrived, as their own supply of puppy food ran out.

Jenny Wheadon, the sanctuary’s head of external funding, said: “The response we received was amazing.

On behalf of Ferne Animal Sanctuary, I would like to sincerely thank Pets at Home in Taunton and Tiverton, Crown Pet Foods in Castle Cary, Mole Avon in Axminster and also express our appreciation for the general donation of goods for the animals to Prenax Ltd of Yeovil and Numatic International of Chard.”

  • For more about Ferne Animal Sanctuary, upcoming events and how to become a volunteer, visit or call 01460 65214.
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