AN ANIMAL SHELTER has thanked members of the public for the generous donations they made this Christmas time.

North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) is based in Holywell and exists to support and care for and rehome unwanted animals and animals whose owners can no longer keep them.

At Christmas time, and of course other times of the year, some animals will be lucky enough to find a new forever home. 

However, others will not be so lucky - but donations from the public ensured that there were still plenty of smiles to be seen around the shelter this Christmas time, both from staff and the animals there.

NCAR has thanked those who donated gifts to them this year, including plenty of toys and treats and even beds.

In a statement on Facebook, the team said: "A massive thank you post to every person that has donated presents for our dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and the staff as well! We really do appreciate it all and it is really nice for our staff to see the animals get to receive them especially with how busy everything is here at the moment."


They added: "We truly can’t tell you how much donations help us care for the animals and make a massive difference. Thank you again and we hope you all have a lovely Christmas!"

The animals were even treated to some Christmas dinners as a result of some very kind donations.

NCAR said: "To those who have adopted an animal from us in the past year we hope they have a fabulous first Christmas in their new homes as well. For all the animals who haven’t been fortunate enough to get into their forever homes we have had a very kind donation of Christmas dinners they will enjoy!"

NCAR was formed as a result of a lurcher called Lady arriving on the doorstep of the charity's founder, Anne Owen, in 1978.

She was homeless and had nowhere else to go, and it was her arrival that led to the creation of NCAR.

The history of NCAR began that same year when a group of volunteers banded together and led by Anne, set about rescuing unclaimed stray dogs who had been collected by the police and local councils, held for seven days and were about to be euthanised.