Recession hits Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Holmeswood


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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