A CHARITY which has helped hundreds of animals that rescue centres cannot is in urgent need of a new home of its own.
Last Chance Hotel operates from a site near Treluswell, but has just a few weeks to move out.
Sam B'stard, who set it up, said: "We need to move our little sanctuary urgently because our landlords have sold up, and because we have no water. We have nowhere to go and are desperate.
"We need somewhere, no matter how rundown – rough, scrub, woodland – anything as long as we can live with our charges and can access water and electricity."
With about 30 years' experience working with rescue and charity organisations, Sam decided to set up the Last Chance Hotel last year.
"We take in 'unhomeable' animals, animals that rescue centres cannot take – former fight animals, the sick and the terminally ill," she said.
With no water on site, Ms B'Stard currently faces a daily 30-mile round trip to collect liquid from a friend's well.
"We cannot survive without water, but financially this is so expensive and we are struggling. This and rent is paid out of my wages so everything people donate is spent on the animals for things like transport and neutering."
In August she helped 13 dogs and 18 cats, and this month 11 dogs and 5 cats as well as rabbits, chickens and many other animals.
For information log on to: www.thelastchancehotel.co.uk and if you can help e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org