Celebrations at Ferne Animal Sanctuary as new rehoming centre opens

PUBLISHED: 11:30 13 March 2015

Elaine Hayes, CEO of Ferne Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Faulkner from BBC Radio Somerset, cut the ribbon to the new rehoming centre. Ref mha 8257-09-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Elaine Hayes, CEO of Ferne Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Faulkner from BBC Radio Somerset, cut the ribbon to the new rehoming centre. Ref mha 8257-09-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Staff at Ferne Animal Sanctuary are celebrating after opening their new rehoming centre and raising half a million pounds in less than a year.

Chris Brown from the sanctuary with Milo and Charlie. Ref mha 9125-09-15AW. Picture: Alex WaltonChris Brown from the sanctuary with Milo and Charlie. Ref mha 9125-09-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The new centre has enabled the sanctuary to double its current capacity and it now looks after up to 50 dogs. Apart from the kennel block, it also includes an improved grooming and veterinary care room, social unit, offices, reception and a retail shop.

Supporters turned out in their droves to join in the celebrations and meet Matt Faulkner, BBC Somerset presenter, who cut the ribbon and officially declared the centre open.

Elaine Hayes, sanctuary CEO, said: “The opening was a fantastic event. Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous donations that have made this possible.

“I am delighted that we have reached our £500,000 target and that our ‘New Digs for Dogs’ is open for business.”

For more information about all upcoming events at the sanctuary, and how to volunteer, visit www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org or call the team on 01460 65214.


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