AN ANIMAL rehoming charity in Leamington has itself been rescued after a desperate search for a new premises.
The Blue Cross was forced to move out of its former location on Regent Street after it could not afford to renew the lease.
But after a long search and an appeal supported by the Observer, new and more affordable premises was found for the shop to continue its decade long service.
Manager Rachel Orme, who has worked in the shop for five years, never gave up hope of finding a shop, even turning down jobs she applied for when the shop’s future was uncertain.
But she told the Observer their new home in Bedford Street was perfect.
She said: “We’re extremely happy with the new shop. It’s more modern and with easy access for all. I am grateful for having a lovely volunteer team and for their support.
“We look forward to the future.”
The Blue Cross rehomes cats, dogs and other pets, and even horses, as well as providing veterinary care for pet owners receiving benefits.
The charity also runs courses to promote responsible pet ownership and for horse care.
And it was the first animal charity to provide a pet bereavement support service.
Visit www.bluecross.org.uk for more information and to make a donation.