Freshfields Animal Rescue is saving time and resources thanks to its new animal ambulance part-funded by Petplan Charitable Trust.
The charity approached the Trust back in 2018 to fund a shortfall of £7,497 needed to purchase the new animal ambulance. Their old vehicle was no longer fit for purpose having served the charity well for 13 years.
The new purpose-built vehicle is set to serve the charity for many years to come. Modern and well-equipped, it is designed to carry up to eight animals at a time. It also boasts a bespoke modular cage system that gives Freshfields the flexibility to take larger animals.
According to the charity, the animal ambulance has not only reduced their running costs but has also improved their effectiveness. Plus, they have saved time and resources in taking animals to veterinary surgeries. What’s more, the charity has been able to carry out further neutering work in the local community.
“Petplan Charitable Trust has been a stalwart supporter of animal rescue services for many years,” says Debbie Hughes of Freshfields Animal Rescue.
“Their understanding of the needs of the charity sector is profound, and is especially important to independent local rescue centres like Freshfields. We are extremely grateful for their assistance in helping us to (literally in this case!) keep the wheels turning as we carry out our life-saving work.”
We’ve supported Freshfields Animal Rescue since 2015 with two grants. The first was for £5000 to purchase equipment for the centre’s on-site vet room.
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