Response to COVID-19
2nd November 2020
Given the most recent Government Guidelines we would like to bring you our latest COVID-19 statement.
Please know that we are doing everything we can to protect our staff during these unprecedented times. Their safety, along with the welfare of the animals in our care remain the priority.
Rescue Centres & Shops
Our rescue and rehoming centres will close to the public and rehoming from Thursday 5th November 2020.
Our charity shops will also close from this date and we ask that whilst they are closed, please do not leave any donations outside the shops. If you are able to hang on to these until we reopen we would, of course, be delighted to accept your donations in the future.
We know many of you had hoped we would be able to reopen our Church Knowle Centre to visitors and we share any disappointment you may have when reading this update. For now we do not know when we will be able to reopen to visitors but hope to be able to reopen for rehoming, boarding and also open our charity shops from the 3rd December 2020, depending on government guidelines.
This will have a huge impact on us being able to raise the vital funds for the rescue animals, and we do appreciate any support you can give us.
There will be no ‘normal’ events for the foreseeable future, we hope to be able to bring you online activities that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Please do follow and check our social media pages for all updates.
We regret that our boarding facilities are also closing from Thursday 5th November 2020. If you have an emergency boarding query please contact the centre closest to you. All contact details can be found here.
We are offering our support once again to Key Workers who may find themselves in a situation where they need to board their pets. Please make contact with your nearest centre if you are a key worker and need our help.
We are unable to have volunteers at any of our centres, shops or collecting on behalf of MGAR from Thursday 5th November 2020. It has been wonderful catching up with you all over the past couple of months and we cannot thank you all enough for your support and encouragement. We hope to see you all again very soon.
We continue to provide the highest care for the animals at our rescue centres. Their welfare is our priority and we will carry on providing them with the highest standards of care.
We hope you, your families, friends and pets remain safe and well.
The charity's trading and fundraising has been significantly impacted due to the pandemic. We would be grateful if you can make a donation today to help us continue our work.
Geoff Wright, CEO