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Wood Green copes with demand

Staff at Wood Green Animal Shelters at Heydon and Godmanchester are working hard to cope with demand for re-homing of animals now the Christmas break is over. Wood Green Chief Executive Dennis Baker, OBE, explained: “While fewer cats and dogs are being abandoned after Christmas, more seem to have been brought in just before the holiday, which we have had to look after. Thankfully now that Christmas is over we are seeing a large increase in the number of people looking to give these animals new homes.”

Two welsh arab ponies who arrived at the Godmanchester Shelter on Christmas day have attracted a lot of interest. June Longhurst, Head of Field Section, said “I am sure we will be able to find a good home for them, but they need care and attention first. They need to be halter-broken, treated by the farrier, and we micro-chip all the horses which come here.”

Volunteers over the age of sixteen are desperately needed to help the Field Section care for the horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, deer and llamas at the Godmanchester site. Anyone with experience of working with field animals who can give a few hours a week should phone 01480-830014.