Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s “New Digs for Dogs” appeal has topped a whopping £50,000.
The sanctuary launched its £1m project to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose-built rehoming centre at its site in Wambrook, Chard, Somerset.
While £500,000 has been saved from various sources over many years towards the project, the charity still needs to raise the remaining £500,000 through donations.
Director of Ferne Animal Sanctuary Jenny Wheadon said: “It is truly wonderful news that our appeal has now reached its first milestone.
“I am completely overwhelmed at the number of people who are donating and running all sorts of events to help us raise the money needed for this project.
She added: “Every penny raised will go towards not only building the facility, but also equipping and maintaining it too.
“We now have a list of equipment businesses may like to sponsor, and would be particularly interested to hear from anyone who may be able to help in this way.
“I would like to invite everyone to visit the fund-raising events page on our website and come to the sanctuary to see how the new building is progressing.
Fund-raising packs for the appeal and details of how to donate can be obtained by telephoning Ferne Animal Sanctuary on 01460 65214 or by visiting www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org