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Your Champions: North Clwyd Animal Rescue nominated for team of the year award

A RESCUE centre which helps hundreds of animals each year has been nominated for a ScottishPower Trinity Mirror Your Champions Award.

North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) in Trelogan near Holywell was put forward for the team of the year prize by Sabina Dunkling of Buckley.

On her nomination form Sabina said that the centre – which was set up by Anne Owen in 1978 – does a brilliant job looking after animals which need help.

She said: “They do an amazing job taking in unwanted and neglected animals as well as stray dogs and they don’t put healthy animals down. They have been left to mop up after the issues caused by the recession as well as back yard breeders and people who think they can just throw away animals.”

She also mentioned that the charity has had a tough summer as some fundraising events have had to be cancelled because of bad weather.

NCAR receives no state funding to keep providing its service and relies on voluntary donations and fundraising. It costs more than £800 a day to keep the charity running.

NCAR media relations officer Nicky Owen, said: “North Clwyd Animal Rescue feel very privileged to be nominated for the ScottishPower Trinity Mirror Your Champions Award. We are so grateful for all the support that we receive and being nominated for an award just makes us more determined to continue the very special and important work at NCAR.

“Our animals are the true heroes, it continues to be an upward struggle everyday but the love and affection from the animals and the kind dedication from our volunteers, staff and supporters makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for your nomination.”