Greenacres getting a helping Paw

Each year Pembroke Power Station staff nominates a charity that will benefit from all site fund-raising events over the course of a year. Last year staff voted to support Greenacres Animal Rescue Centre, a local charity that many of the team regularly volunteer for, and have adopted pets from.

Throughout the year staff at the power station took part in a host of different events including site barbecues, pub quizzes and a Halloween party to raise money for this worthwhile charity. The total has grown throughout the year to £4,000 and includes an extra £1,000 from the power station.

Greenacres is a small holding that is home to a resident pig, turkeys, donkey, horses, chickens, alpacas, cats, rabbits and dogs; in addition there are plenty of rescued animals that are ready for a new home and a second chance at life.

The animals are available to view online - www.greenacresrescue.org.uk - and each adoption includes a home assessment and familiarisation sessions.

Charlotte Exeter, Greenacres deputy manager said, "We want to match the right pet to the right family to make the outcome successful."

Mair Lewis, community relations, Pembroke Power Station, added, “We are proud to support this fantastic charity .We have a large number of animal lovers at the Power Station who do what they can to help the rescue centre in their own time.”

The largest costs for the centre are veterinary bills, as each animal is brought up to full health before being rehomed. One of the most neglected animals in the UK are pet rabbits, the donation from Pembroke Power Station will be used to create an educational facility to teach people how to make the best living environment for their rabbits, including information on hygiene and hutches.

Anyone interested in giving a home to a pet, volunteering or donating to the animal rescue centre can contact: www.greenacresrescue.org.uk.