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Hundreds of animals at risk after sanctuary due to close 'within weeks'

Hundreds of animals at a sanctuary are facing an uncertain future after staff say they have three months left to keep it open.

Chelsea the horse suffers with cushings disease and needs regular medication

All Creatures Great and Small sanctuary is situated in nine acres of land on the outskirts of Cwmbran.

It is home to over 150 animals including horses, goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and cats.

It was opened in 1992 and operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals.

The annual running costs of the sanctuary amounts to around £250,000 - around £5,000 a week.

The sanctuary has a small animal unit where rabbits and guinea pigs are kept

Because many of the animals have complex illnesses and behaviours, staff fear they will be unable to find them new homes.

Watch the report from Kathryn Tresilian below:

The sanctuary also relies on public donations of blankets, sheets, towels, cat and dog food.

Many of the animals were bought as pets and given up when owners either became ill or were unable to cope with the responsibility.

Staff say the sanctuary gives the animals a second chance with many being eventually rehomed.

The dogs were rehomed six years ago but have since been returned to the sanctuary after their owner became ill
Max the Ragdoll cat was rehomed whilst filming was taking place

Fundraising events are now taking place to try and raise enough money needed to keep the sanctuary open.

Omar the ferret got himself a little tangled up when filming with Kathryn. This was the result...