Wythall Animal Sanctuary in Kings Norton has received a £500 donation from pet insurance provider Petplan. The sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations to continue its valuable work.
Wythall Animal Sanctuary in Kings Norton, Birmingham, has won a valuable £500 donation from the pet insurance provider, Petplan.
Founded in 1968, the Wythall Animal Sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers and they rely on donations to help save and re-home as many unwanted pets as possible.
“We were completely surprised and delighted to have won the Petplan Prize draw,” said Lena McGahey, assistant manager at the sanctuary.
“This prize money will be a big help as we are currently raising funds to expand and improve our feline’s isolation quarters, to allow us to rescue even more of the ever-growing number of stray and abandoned cats in the Birmingham area.”
Petplan claims to work with more re-homing charities than any other insurer to help fund the care of thousands of homeless cats and dogs. They offer four weeks free insurance to every owner adopting pets through the shelters it supports and also offers free insurance vouchers to visitors and supporters of the charities. Each month a prize draw is held from all the insurance vouchers issued and one charity benefits from the prize fund.
Petplan director Neil Brettell said: “We are pleased to be able to provide this donation to Wythall Animal Sanctuary, they do a fantastic job caring for animals in the community.”