Garage backs animal charity

Kath Airey, Gwen Housman and Tess from the RSPCA with Craig Hamer and their new van from Dews Garage at Brighouse.
Kath Airey, Gwen Housman and Tess from the RSPCA with Craig Hamer and their new van from Dews Garage at Brighouse.

ANIMALS in the care of the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District will be travelling around in style thanks to a Brighouse company.

Dews Motor Group has supplied the branch with a brand new Vauxhall Vivaro. In addition the company has carried out the sign writing on the van free of charge.

Julie Cockroft, animal centre manager said: “Our old van had become unreliable and as we used it to cover the whole branch area, with daily trips to vets throughout Brighouse, Halifax and Huddersfield often transporting sick, injured and elderly animals, it is important that they travel safely and in comfort.”

Kath Airey, RSPCA branch trustee said: “The purchase of this new van has been made possible because we were remembered in a kind hearted supporter’s will.

“We want the public to be aware that we do put their bequests and donations to good use to directly help the animals in our care. We are also grateful for the support given by Dews Motor Group.”

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch is entirely self funding and dependent on the generosity of the local community.

In 2010 the branch cared for and rehomed 1,166 animals, provided subsidised welfare neutering for 664 dogs, cats and rabbits, micro-chipped a further 269 and provided welfare treatments for another 557 pets.

Craig Hamer, managing director of Dews Motors Group, said that he was delighted to be working in partnership with the local RSPCA who do such a good job in caring for animals in the locality.

Anyone who is considering leaving a legacy specifically to the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District branch should ensure that they quote the branch’s registered charity number (225575) in their will or contact the RSPCA Animal Centre on 01422 365628 or email enquires@rspca-halifax.org.uk