Pet charity given £5,000

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Animal charity Rain Rescue has been given a £5,000 donation from Support Adoption For Pets to save more abandoned South Yorkshire animals.

Rain Rescue, based in Sheffield, takes in a number of crisis and cruelty dog cases, as well as rescuing unwanted cats with litters.

The rescue uses a number of foster homes for pets that need extra care and treats all pets before they are rehomed.

Last year it spent £25,900 on vet bills, which are the organisation’s largest expense.

The £5,000 donation will ensure that more animals in the Sheffield area are given relevant veterinary treatments before rehoming.

Rain Rescue was founded by Jacquie Neilson after she saw some lost and stray dogs in a Huddersfield council dog pound.

Rain is one of those few rescues that will take in dogs from the local pounds. Visiting local dogs pounds on a weekly basis, Rain Rescue takes out as many as they can manage to save.

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “It is a real privilege to be able to support an organisation that works incredibly hard.

“They offer a fantastic service that will now be able to save more lives of unwanted animals in Sheffield.”

Support Adoption For Pets is an independent charity established by Pets at Home in 2006, since then it has helped more than 950 re-homing centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK.