The National Animal Welfare Trust has welcomed comments from Conservative MP Michael Gove, calling for tougher sanctions for animal cruelty.
Mr Gove, now Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, raised the issue in the House of Commons last week, stating a change in the law is needed.
Innocent animals continue to be abused in full knowledge that the courts can only issue a maximum penalty of six months behind bars.
Our amazing Somerset centre in Heavens Gate Farm has been awarded £536.61 from Pets at Home.
NAWT Somerset were partnered with the Pets at Home Taunton and Bridgwater stores for 2017 earlier thi year.
Staff and volunteers alike have spent time at the stores, raising funds and awareness about NAWT and the work we do.
Last month, Pets at Home ran a 'Support Adoption for Pets' fundraising drive, and a huge 50 per cent of the money raised is kindly being donated to our Somerset centre.
Our centre in Berkshire raised almost £3,000 at their summer open day over the weekend!
This money will go directly towards helping the animals in our care.
We invited animal lovers and their four-legged friends to visit us on Saturday, and despite the wet weather, we had a great day!
The hugely popular event took place at the centre in Trindledown Farm, Great Shefford and raised £2,943.63 for the charity.
A dog show, reptile house, beer tent, and even a poo picking competition were among the attractions.
Thankfully, we have some amazing news to share with you all!
Three animals (who have been in our care for a combined time of almost 15 years!) have all found new homes in the last few weeks.
Mole | Nine years at NAWT