Food shortage hits wildlife rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea
wildlife rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea has been hit by a food
shortage following an influx of animals caused by wet summer weather.
World in East Huntspill says it has been inundated with orphans
and casualties in recent weeks.
Supplies of tinned cat food, dog food and kitten food have been
depleted and the centre has this week appealed to pet food suppliers
and the public for help.
founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The wet
weather has meant we are almost running out of room for all the
casualties that have come into our care."
of these animals will remain with us for a few weeks until they
are fit and ready to be returned back into the wild."
has been a huge drain on our resources and we are hoping people
will help us feed these casualties."
of tinned cat food, kitten food and dog food are being gratefully
appreciated and can be delivered directly to the rescue centre
in East Huntspill or by calling them on 01278 783250.
World has seen a 52 per cent increase in the number of animals
they rescue over the past five years, according to new figures
released this week. A large number of the animals rescued last
year were victims of road traffic accidents, pollution and pesticides.
said: "Threat to habitat is one of the single biggest risks
to wildlife. The more we develop, the more we humans encroach
upon their world."