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Coronavirus - keeping visitors, staff and volunteers safe!

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It’s with deep sadness we are closing the rescue centre is now closed  to the public until further notice.
 
However, our amazing staff and volunteers will still be at the centre to ensure our animals waiting for their forever homes still get the best care we can offer during these challenging times.

Phones
Our phone lines remain open - 01925 748638, however we are experience a high demand in service, so please consider if your call is urgent before calling and be patience if you cannot get through. 

Telephone calls are taken 10am - 4pm (phone lines are closed on Tuesdays).
 
Adoptions / Appointments
We are going to look for a safe way for a to continue to find forever homes for our animals – whilst keeping everyone safe and more information will be out soon.  If you are interested in adopting a specific animal please get in touch to discuss.

Do not come to site if you, or any member of your household is self-isolating, has any flu-like symptoms, or has been in contact with anyone who has.
 
Donations
We still need your support to continue and you can still drop off donations of food at the centre - just at the gates of the centre – no need to come in, but do not leave donations outside if we are closed.  You can also donate via our Amazon Wish List.
 
Funds - Crisis Appeal
We are desperate for funds as lots of our fundraising opportunities have been cancelled, but we still need to help animals in need and support our community - so, please help, any amount is appreciated. You can donate in a number of ways: 
  • Send a cheque to: Warrington Animal Welfare, Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington, WA1 1NA
  • Online at www.justgiving.com/warringtonanimalwelfare
  • Pay direct to our bank; Sort code 60 20 29 / Account No: 50246798
  • PayPal using: info@warringtonanimalwelfare.org.uk
  • Donate button on our Facebook page.
  • Charity Checkout
  • ‘Text to Donate’:
    To donate £5, text NEUT001 to 70970
    To donate £10, text NEUT001 to 70191
Find out more on our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal page.

Our staff and volunteer recruitment is also currently on hold.

Thank you for your support during this challenging time.
 

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Updated 14 March 2020

Coronavirus continues to be all over the news, and we understand that many of you may have growing concerns about it.
 
The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors remains our top priority so, if you’ve tested positive or have been told to self-isolate please do not visit the rescue centre, until you have the all clear.
 
If we’re due to visit your home to carry out a homecheck, assess your dog or collect and animal or if you have an appointment to visit us at the rescue centre - you must let us know if you have tested positive or have been advise to self-isolate:
If you plan to visit our rescue centre to visit an animal or make a donation, please help us to minimise the risk of germs - as basic as it is, please make sure you wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and running water.

Government advice

You can also head to the Government Advice webpage which covers plenty of useful information on coronavirus including:
  • What the signs and symptoms are
  • How the virus spreads
  • How to reduce the risk of contracting the virus
As information about coronavirus is being updated regularly, we advise you to keep a close eye on the Government website for all the latest information.

Keep updated

This is a fast-changing situation and we will be updating the website on a regular basis, please keep checking for updates, especially if you are planning on visiting the centre or need our help/support.
 
You can also keep up to date with via our Facebook page
 
Posted: 11/03/2020 18:33:25 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments


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