Wessex FM Listeners Help Animal Charity
12:01am 4th January 2015
Wessex FM listeners have been giving generously over Christmas after hearing a local animal charity's appeal during the tough winter months.
They've been filling shoe boxes with treats and toys for Margaret Green Animal Rescue's Christmas Shoebox appeal so every animal had a present over the holidays.
Claire Ross, manager at the charity's Church Knowle sanctuary, said: "It was truly wonderful to see the cats and small animals here enjoying their new toys on Christmas Day."
"Just because they have not yet found their forever homes, didn't mean they had to miss out on all the fun of Christmas."
It's not just the quantity that's been amazing staff at the charity but also the quality of the donations as well.
Marketing Officer Lucy Compton said: "One shoe box that came in for the cats was full of hand-knitted mice. Somebody must have spent ages on this as the box was full!"
"Every single cat had a knitted mouse and they went absolutely crazy over them."
2015 marks the 50th anniversary year of Margaret Green Animal Rescue.
Founded in 1965, the charity has been rescuing and rehoming animals for almost 50 years.