Animal rescue charity in urgent appeal for support

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An animal rescue charity has launched an urgent fundraising appeal after being told its emergency kennels is to close.

Homeless Hounds has been based at the Coach House kennels and cattery in Durton Lane, Broughton, near Preston, for the past three years.

Now the building has been sold and the land around it earmarked for re-development.

The charity has been given notice that it will have to relocate by the end of September. Fundraising organiser Chloe Horner said it was a devastating blow for trustees and the 20 dogs housed there at the moment.

She, her mum Mary, dad Peter, and trustees Malcolm Greenhalgh, Emma Duffin, and Natalie Smith were aiming to raise £50,000 to find new premises.

Chloe said: “We always try and put 110 per cent into the work that we do with what we have. We know we can do this, we just need someone to give us a chance.

“Without emergency boarding, we will not be able to help the same number of dogs which we currently do, and would have nowhere to house the more traumatised dogs which come into our care.”

Chloe said the search for a permanent base was urgent and would give the charity and the dogs some stability.

She said: “We love what we do and want to keep it going.”

To help, contact Chloe on 07528 606221.