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Cash-strapped rescue centre warns animals could be put down if funds run out

A charity which has been helping neglected animals for more than thirty years says it may have to close because of lack of funds.

The Prestatyn-based Abandoned Animals Association has warned it only has enough money to stay open for another three months.

There are cats and dogs at the shelter Credit: ITV Wales

The charity are afraid of what will happen to their animals if they are forced to close.

They say some of the animals at the centre have behavioural issues and could struggle to be re-homed leaving them at risk of being put down.

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The shelter says it costs £300 a day to run the rescue centre along with their three shops.

Abandoned Animal Association has a non-destruction policy meaning none of its animals are put to sleep unless they have an untreatable illness.

It means that vet bills in the shelter are very high and can run into the thousands.

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The centre has accommodation for up to 15 dogs and 8 cats.

The shelter say they have seen a rise in abandoned animals as people face economic difficulties and can no longer afford to keep their pets.

They are asking the public and local businesses for donations to help keep the shelter running and save the animals inside.