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Damaged animal rescue centre closed due to ‘safety concerns’ after Storm Katie

Credit: Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Strong winds and heavy rain has caused structural damage to Secret World in East Huntspill and the threat of further bad weather has forced the centre to cancel their events this Bank Holiday Monday.

They fear the high winds and blustery showers could be a 'safety risk'.

A spokesperson for the rescue centre say they're extremely disappointed to have to close.

We have suffered damage to the site including buildings, and the parking field is flooded. The continuing threat of high winds and heavy rain today means that to open to the public would potentially be a safety risk.

We have taken this decision with heavy hearts.

– Secret world spokesperson
Credit: Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Credit: Secret World Wildlife Rescue

This will not only be a great financial loss for Secret World, as we depend on our Easter weekend as an important fundraiser, but we will miss the opportunity to welcome so many of you on site to meet the animals and people of Secret World.

This is very sad for us but it is the right decision given the extreme weather situation. Thank you for your support and understanding.

– Secret world spokesperson

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