Dog food delivery saves the day at RSPCA Block Fen

PUBLISHED: 09:44 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 23 November 2018

RSPCA receive a donation of food for the animals. Picture: RSPCA

RSPCA receive a donation of food for the animals. Picture: RSPCA

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A lorry full of food was donated to the RSPCA centre in Block Fen following a desperate plea for supplies.

RSPCA receive a donation of food for the animals. Picture: RSPCARSPCA receive a donation of food for the animals. Picture: RSPCA

Local businesses answered a call for help after food supplies for pet food dried up at the RSPCA.

RSPCA centre manager Sally Jones said Pets at Home, Knowles Transport and neighbours Skylark Garden Centre, answered the call immediately.

Sally said: “As a charity we are reliant on the generous help from our RSPCA supporters, who very kindly donate dog and pet food to fill our animals’ food bowls.

“However our stock of food had started to dry up, and we needed help.

“Fortunately everyone quickly rallied round to help us and Pets at Home kindly donated 10 large pallets of dog food which will probably last us around four months!

“However the only catch was that the food was stored in Northampton and would need collecting.

“So I then phoned Knowles Transport and they were happy to collect the pallets.

“The final plea came to our neighbours Skylark Garden Centre to see if they could help unload it once it was delivered and again they agreed without hesitation and sent round a loader to take the pallets off the lorry.

“I cannot thank these groups enough - they helped us at such short notice. They are all amazing.

“It’s heart-warming to know that there are so many good people out there who are happy to help animals in need. There will be a lot of happy dogs at Block Fen who can’t wait to dig into their tasty dinners.”

A Pets at Home spokesman said that while the company was not able to offer this help to everyone, this was a one-off appeal, but they would always try to help if they can.

Among the dogs who will benefit is Hector who came to the RSPCA after he was found straying with a broken leg.

Hector is looking for a foster home within a 25-mile radius of Wimblington, Cambridgeshire.

The vet at RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre has operated on Hector in an attempt to repair the break. Hector is finding kennels very stressful as he doesn’t understand what has happened to him.

He needs a nice home with secondary school age children or older. He isn’t able to live with other animals during his recovery as he gets very excited when he sees other dogs and he needs to sit still!

Hector will need to remain on strict cage rest within the home and a fosterer will need to be willing to bring Hector to the centre for regular vet checks and potential further operations.

• For more information on Hector call 0300 123 0726, option four.

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