John Smit and Justin Melck took time out on Monday to visit the Southridge RSPCA animal-rescue centre. Trustee Terry Pavey provided a guided tour of the premises and introduced the Saracens pair to some of the animals that are currently waiting to be re-homed.
The 16-acre site is home to cats, dogs, pigs, goats, horses, rabbits and one solitary sheep. The centre has seen a worrying increase of animals being abandoned recently, and donations to the centre have begun to dry up, due to relatively uncertain financial climate.
Pavey said: “Here at Southridge we need all the help we can get to help re-home the animals. We have over 60 dogs, 100 cats, rabbits, horses and sheep at the centre and with Justin and John coming along today they got to meet some of these animals.”
“We explained to the guys how difficult it is to maintain and run the centre. A centre of this size requires about £2,000 per day to keep it going, which is why we need as much help and assistance as we can get.”
“So we at Southridge RSPCA are indebted to Saracens, and John and Justin in particular, for sparing their time to come along and see the animals.”
Southridge RSPCA centre has some fantastic animals, which are in need of a new home and a fresh start. For any more information about the centre, please check out the Southridge RSPCA website by clicking here.