A Cumbrian animal charity has thanked the community for its support over the last year, which has helped more than 2,600 animals.
Oak Tree Animals’ Charity, based at Wetheral Shields, Carlisle, said it had been a very difficult year for everyone.
Caroline Johnson, general manager, said: “We are always extremely grateful for the loyalty and generosity demonstrated by our supporters.
“Our team was operating with skeleton staff throughout the crisis and we would like to thank you for your acts of kindness shown to us during this time.”
Oak Tree said they had been overwhelmed by the generosity shown and very encouraged by the response to emergency help from grant funders.
A statement said: “2020 has been a challenging and difficult year for the charity but through the generosity of their amazing supporters we are managing to continue their work within the community.
“Our services have never been in such demand and they are enormously grateful for the ongoing support demonstrated by the community.
“Donations go towards helping animals most in need, whether that be by providing fostering, helping to pay for essential veterinary care, food, bedding, enrichment or something else vital for their welfare.
“We urge supporters to keep responding to their requests for financial support when you can.”
If you would like to make a donation today, you can do so by donating via their website, Facebook page, or over the telephone on 01228 560082.