Swansea-based animal rescue centre 'in crisis' over coronavirus, appeals for donations

An animal rescue centre in Swansea is appealing for help after having to shut down their shops because of coronavirus.

Llys Nini Animal Centre is funded through events and their charity shops, both of which have had to be cancelled or closed due to measures in place to protect against COVID-19.

The animal charity has launched an online campaign to raise enough money to look after the 110 animals in their care.

The UK is currently on a three-week lockdown meaning all non-essential shops must remain closed and social gatherings of more than two people are banned.

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Llys Nini Animal Centre is based in Swansea but takes animals from across south Wales.

They re-homed as many animals as possible before the lockdown measures were introduced however, they still have animals in their care that need to be fed.

The animal centre look after dogs like Benny. When his owner died, the charity took him in and then rehomed him. Credit: Llys Nini Animal Centre

Although affiliated with the RSPCA, Llys Nini Animal Centre said they are self-funded and rely on donations.

The charity are urging people to donate whatever they can via their Just Giving page, through which they have already raised more than £9,000.

People can also give money through the Llys Nini Animal Centre website.