HAVERFORDWEST-based Green Acres Animal Rescue, facing “crippling bills” of nearly £8,000, is calling for people power to support it.

Green Acres, following a tough month with many veterinary bills, has launched a £1 appeal to meet its bills.

Green Acres Animal Rescue Manager Mikey Lawlor said: “It’s been a long time since I’ve had my begging bowl out shamelessly begging but desperate times lead to desperate measures.

“March was a tough month in regards to vets visits, which has now materialised as an accumulative bill from all vets we use to the whopping total of £7,640.96.

“This is all of our bills, small animal, large/agricultural animals and equine all together and to be honest it’s going to cripple us, so I am hoping some of our wonderful supporters will help us at least raise something to help towards it.”

March was a busy time for Green Acres, with the neutering of 12 cats and 10 dogs, three specialist ear canal removal surgeries, four full dentals, two eye removal operations, passporting and chipping two ponies, and various tests, blood tests, dressing changes, post-op checks, and routine visits.

Mikey stressed there was no criticism of vets pricing, adding: “I am hoping that you can spare just one pound to help, or more if you can afford it.

“If you can find it in your heart to help, it means we can continue to help as many animals as we can this month; thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”

To date, more than £1,000 has been donated to the cause.

Mikey said: “A massive thank you to our wonderful supporters that have donated so far via our website we have raised £1,031.50 since the appeal began; I really am whole-heartedly grateful. On-going fundraising to support our work is a massive headache, and you guys make it so much easier. Thank you all so much.”

Donations may be made online at greenacresrescue.org.uk/donating

Donations may also be made via PayPal: team@greenacresrescue.org.uk or by bank transfer: HSBC A/C 01580299 Sort Code 40 23 21, with cheques: post to - Greenacres Rescue, Talbenny, Haverfordwest, Pembs, SA62 3XA, or dropped in to Gren Acres’ four shops at Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Haverfordwest, and Narberth.