NORTH Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) is celebrating a £50,000 windfall after succeeding in a nationwide campaign.
The Trelogan-based rescue centre was chosen by the trustees of animal charity, Support Adoption for Pets, to receive the grant after it submitted an application and short video to the charity's Facebook page, explaining how it would use the money to help fund its work with abandoned animals.
The rescue centre was one of more than 130 entrants into the nationwide campaign, during which the public voted to express their support for the entries.
NCAR plans to create a new veterinary clinic with the cash. Nicky Owen, spokesman for the centre, said: “We are all very excited. We can’t believe this has happened to a small local charity like us.
“It is a life-changing amount of money for the rescue centre and everybody is thrilled.
It’s fantastic. We want to thank everyone who showed their support for us, especially those from the local community.”
NCAR became the first of 10 charities to be awarded £50,000, money pledged by Support Adoption For Pets after it raised more than £10 million for animal welfare organisations over the last eight years.
It rehouses more than 1,500 domestic animals each year, working with councils to take in strays dogs.
The new veterinary centre will allow animals to be operated on at the site, saving thousands of pounds in vets bills.
Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “We are thrilled to award North Clwyd Animal Rescue a grant of £50,000 to enable it to continue the important work it does to help animals in the local community.”