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Crisis-hit Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary's cash appeal

By Amanda Ferguson

One of Northern Ireland's best known animal sanctuaries is in a financial crisis and facing closure.

Antrim-based Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary (CLAS), which is currently caring for 169 horses, plus dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens, costs £25,000 to run each month - and funds are running low.

Crosskennan founder and sanctuary manager Lyn Friel said: "Due to a substantial unpaid debt for welfare services provided, Crosskennan is at the lowest point financially in the 20 years.

"There's nothing worse than revealing to our followers that the sanctuary can only continue for one more month with the funds currently available to us. At that stage if financial help is not forthcoming we will be unable to continue."

The sanctuary, which has an 'open door, no kill' policy, says it is in desperate need.

Lyn added: "We require a major financial injection to tide us over and to allow us more time to re-home the horses we have places for".

CLAS is holding an Open Day on Saturday from 1-4pm.

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