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 Pet food donation helps Newcastle animal shelter

Pet food donation helps Newcastle animal shelter

By 27th March, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

PET food, beds, bowls and toys have been donated to an animal shelter by a Northumberland care home following an appeal.

The Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter was calling for help after donations started to dwindle.

Residents and staff at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, decided to start collecting in January and recently delivered several boxes full of food for the shelter’s animals.

Donations from family and friends helped bolster the delivery, which also included bedding and toys.

Resident Pat Whyatt said: “It’s always nice to help others. I used to have a dog and miss it greatly. This made me feel good.”

Ann Mielnik, home manager at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, said: “We saw the appeal from the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter and decided to help.

“The staff, residents, family and friends have all been donating food and other items since the start of the year, which we delivered in March.

“Building strong community links is something we strongly believe here at The Oaks and we’re only too happy to help when others are in need.”

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