A Lancaster animal charity has managed to re-home 16 abandoned dogs following an appeal in the Lancaster Guardian.
Animal Care, in Blea Tarn Road, was struggling to cope with a massive influx of abandoned dogs, which the charity blamed on unnecessary breeding.
The Lancaster Guardian published the story along with pictures of many of the dogs, and Animal Care had a huge response from members of the public.
Abi Sadler, from Animal Care, said that the response was “fantastic”, but there was still much to do: “We homed 16 dogs in total which was amazing.
“We are still sadly full with wonderful dogs, cats and rabbits and we expect the Christmas rush will be upon us soon.
“The story raised a lot of public interest and we were very grateful for the time you and your team put into making it look so good.
“We were kindly donated hundreds of tins of dogs food which will see us okay for a few months.
“At present we have 37 dogs in kennels which is a massive difference to the previous number of 52.”
On Tuesday, staff from the charity spent the night in a kennel with one of the long term abandoned dogs to raise funds for the charity.
They chose Bonfire Night as many of the animals become scared and worried.
Anyone wishing to sponsor them can do so via their Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/anightinwith4paws.
The charity is still looking for new homes for many pets.