Bedford’s rescued animals get some Valentine’s love

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Rescued animals in Bedford and the surrounding area received some much-needed love this month after National Animal Welfare Trust Bedfordshire received a surprise donation on Valentine’s Day.

£2,000 was paid into the charity’s bank account over Valentine’s weekend to help provide for pets in its care during the pandemic.

The cash came from Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity.

They said the donation is in recognition of the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust Bedfordshire since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

In total, the charity is giving away nearly £600,000 to rescue centres up and down the country, to help them look after the animals in their care as the financial hardship of Covid-19 continues.

“The impact of Covid-19 is monumental and rescue centres continue to fall under real pressure” said Support Adoption For Pets charity manager, Amy Angus.

“We’re reaching out to provide them [National Animal Welfare Trust Bedfordshire] with much needed financial help and to do our best to ensure that abandoned pets are given a second chance of happiness.”

Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006.

It has helped more than 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK and also runs dedicated adoption centres in Pets at Home stores.

“Not only has the charity surprised rescues with nearly £600,000 but we have also increased our emergency grant programme by £400,00 so rescues can apply for funding during these difficult times,” added Amy.

To apply for a grant for your rescue centre, or to make a donation, please visit the Support Adoption For Pets website.