Animal rescue centre appeals for help in funding crisis

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An animal rescue centre that's been operating for almost 40 years in Merseyside has been forced to stop taking in animals because of a funding crisis.

The Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre says its future is under serious threat. The centre is home to around 550 animals, but now admissions have closed due to a financial shortfall.

The centre was home to Freya, who was dubbed the world's loneliest dog Credit: MEN syndication

The centre made headlines around the world when they appealed for a home for Freya, who was dubbed 'the loneliest dog in Britain. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was at Freshfields for six years, before being becoming a Hollywood star, appearing in Michael Bay's blockbuster Transformers.

Now the centre has launched it's 'time of need appeal'. Staff are asking for any donations to help plug the financial gap.

For information on how to donate, go to the Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre website.

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