A Cumbrian animal refuge centre says it's almost at crisis point with too many animals, not enough money and a need for more volunteers.
Staff at the The Eden Centre near Shap say many people are finding it too expensive to feed their pets and pay vet's bills. Kim Inglis reports.
An animal rescue centre in Cumbria says it's struggling to cope with the number of animals needing care.
They're almost at crisis point with not enough money and they need volunteers to help them.
Staff at the The Eden Centre just off the M6 near Shap say many people are finding it too expensive to feed their pets and pay vet's bills.
Christmas is coming and the region's animal centres are poised for the usual influx of unwanted and abandoned pets that arrive at this time of year.
However, Eden Animal Rescue Centre at Hardendale near Shap is making a desperate plea about another problem.
Kim Inglis reports.
Eden Animal Rescue Centre has launched a desperate appeal for volunteers after a number of staff have had to leave because of the cost of travelling to the rescue centre.
The centre needs six more volunteers to complement the 20 they already have and three paid employees.
The centre looks after around 30 cats and 20 dogs.