A round of a-paws from animal charity

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A warming story for a cold day – pub landlady, Kathy Bond handed over the £600 she had raised for an animal shelter in Swindon.

John Warwick, manager of the sanctuary went in person to collect the generous donation at the Moonrakers pub.

The transaction happened in the presence of two residents of the sanctuary: cat Sophie and dog WuWu.

Mr Warwick said: “It makes all the difference, especially at the moment. It’s getting harder and harder with more people coming in with unwanted pets.”

Ms Bond, who has always had a love for animals, says that she feels as though she has let people down by not reaching her goal of £1,000. Despite this, Ms Bond’s actions have been praised by representatives of Arkell’s Brewery who congratulated her on her efforts – and Mr Warwick was overjoyed with her generosity.

The volunteer-run sanctuary insists that 100 per cent of all donations goes to the furry residents. Mr Warwick says that if ever they need to improve anything, the volunteers work out a way of raising money between themselves. The donations will help to pay for veterinary care, food and electricity to keep the animlas warm which will be more vital than any other time in the winter months.