Recession hits Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Holmeswood

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An animal sanctuary in Lancashire has stopped taking new admissions after being hit by the effects of the recession.

The Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, at Holmeswood near Ormskirk, has been re-housing rescue animals since 2005.

Staff look after about 130 animals from kittens to ponies and say it costs £250 a day to run.

But donations have dropped at a time when more pets are being abandoned and the centre says it may have to close.

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