Feline better thanks to generous donation

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A veterinary practice has helped raise vital funds for an animal shelter thanks to a fun day.

Blythman and Partners Veterinary Practice held a stall at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter’s open day at Benton North Farm to raise money to help with the running costs.

Activities included a tombola, children’s crafts, a bouncy castle and fun dog competitions, with £250 being raised for the shelter.

Janine Bentley, a veterinary surgeon at the practice’s Wallsend branch, said: “We think it’s enormously important to support the shelter at every opportunity and the fun day was a great way to help raise money for the charity.

“The team at the shelter do a fantastic job and it’s a pleasure to help them with all of the outstanding things they do for the animals.”

Leyla Rutter, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We rely on donations and gifts to carry on our essential work.

“Without the kind and generous support of the public, we would not be able to help the thousands of animals we receive every year and we are grateful to Blythman and Partners for their support, both throughout the year and on special occasions such as our open days.”

She added: “We hold open days to let people know they’re welcome to come along and spend time with the animals, in the hope that’ll encourage them to visit more often and reduce the length of time the animals are in our care before being re-homed.”

For more information about how you can help the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter contact (0191) 215 0435.