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Newly-opened charity shop will support all creatures great and small

PUBLISHED: 10:05 07 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:21 07 November 2019

Su Leske, of PACT animal sanctuary, opens the charity's new shop at North Walsham.
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Su Leske, of PACT animal sanctuary, opens the charity's new shop at North Walsham. Photo: submitted

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A new charity shop in North Walsham town centre will raise cash for needy and neglected animals across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A rescued pig at the PACT animal sanctuary
Photo: DENISE BRADLEYA rescued pig at the PACT animal sanctuary Photo: DENISE BRADLEY

Situated in Market Place, the store is one of 14 retail outlets run by PACT Animal Sanctuary, which, over the past 20 years, has rescued or rehomed more than 13,000 animals, ranging from dogs, cats and ponies, to hedgehogs, birds and rabbits.

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The charity also houses more than 12,000 animals at its sanctuary at Woodrising, near Hingham.

Su Leske, of PACT, cut the ribbon to open the new shop, which will be managed by lifelong animal-lover Laura Mackay.

A pair of rescued goats at the PACT animal sanctuary
Photo: DENISE BRADLEYA pair of rescued goats at the PACT animal sanctuary Photo: DENISE BRADLEY

PACT regional retail manager Janet Morris, who oversaw the setting up of the new store, said: "We opened the door to a crowd of people and had a great first day, all we need now is plenty of donations to restock the shelves."

To make a donation, or to find out about voluteering, call in to the PACT charity shop at 25 Market Place.

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