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Animal sanctuary benefiting from pet food donations

Thursday, 21st July 2011

An animal sanctuary is benefiting from a host of pet food donations following two incidents that meant the charity got some unwanted publicity.

Sadly 12 animals died at the Retreat Animal Sanctuary in Crockenhill following a neighbour's fireworks display last November Retreat Animal Sanctuary, reports

Following this, the centre was handed a noise abatement notice in February by Sevenoaks District Council, meaning they have to keep dogs indoors between 5pm and 8am.

However, all this bad news has increased public awareness of what the sanctuary is trying to do: to provide care for abandoned pets.

Billy Thompson, the owner, told the news provider: "Since the incident with the fireworks we have had so many more people come in bringing us dog food, cat food, blankets.

"A lot more people found out about us so we get more wildlife brought here on a daily basis."

He added that they are now looking to buy a remote farm for the animals to live on.