Wood­lands in ap­peal as hot sum­mer cre­ates hay short­age

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

WOOD­LANDS An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary, an in­de­pen­dent sanc­tu­ary based in Holmeswood, Ruf­ford, has launched an ur­gent ap­peal to help it buy suf­fi­cient hay for its an­i­mals this com­ing win­ter.

Liz Gould from the Sanc­tu­ary said: “The hot, dry, sum­mer turned our fields into dust­bowls and we were forced to feed our re­serves of hay to our ponies, don­keys, goats and sheep as we had no graz­ing.

“Th­ese con­di­tions also af­fected the hay grow­ers and the price of a bale of hay is go­ing through the roof.”

The Sanc­tu­ary has se­cured a sup­ply of hay which will see it through the win­ter and now has launched an ur­gent ap­peal to raise the £3,000 needed to pay for it.

Hay is in short sup­ply which is forc­ing the price up and the Sanc­tu­ary is con­cerned that a point will be reached when there is no hay avail­able or the price be­comes un­af­ford­able.

The Sanc­tu­ary is ask­ing peo­ple to “Buy a Bale” through its web­site at www.wood­land­san­i­mal­sanc­tu­ary.org.uk/get­involved/buya­bale

Prices for a bale range from £5 for a small bale to £50 for a large bale or you can do­nate by post or in per­son to Wood­lands Farm, Sandy Lane, Holmeswood L40 1UE.

Cheques should be made payable to Wood­lands An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary.

Wood­lands’ next open day is their Hal­loween Spook­tack­u­lar this Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14 from 11am un­til 3pm at their site in Holmeswood.

If you would like to keep up to date with the work they are do­ing you can also fol­low them on Face­book, In­sta­gram and Twit­ter or visit their web­site: www.wood­land­san­i­mal­sanc­tu­ary.org.uk

Beanie and Dolly face a short­age of hay this win­ter

Bert and Ernie are join­ing the sanc­tu­ary’s ap­peal for help

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