New home for rabbits

Date: Thursday 24 April 2014

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Capricorn Animal Rescue in Padeswood is commencing work on its much-needed colony rabbit unit thanks to a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey North West.

The donation to the rescue centre, which is based close to our development The Groves, is in celebration of National Pet Month, which started on April 1st and goes right through until May 5th. 

Sheila Stewart, owner of Capricorn Animal Rescue, describes what the donation has done for the charity. She said: “We have almost 60 different species here at Capricorn Animal Rescue and a total of 400 animals in at the minute so you can imagine how much money we need to raise to run the sanctuary alone.

“The donation from Taylor Wimpey has meant that we can now start work on our rabbit colony unit where we will be able to house around 66 rabbits at any one time – it’s perfect timing too with Easter just around the corner.”

Capricorn Animal Rescue works with animals that have been abused, abandoned or injured across the North West. The rescue currently has around 400 animals including rabbits, cats, dogs, sheep, pigs, birds of prey and even a llama. 

Lynne Vogel, sales manager at Taylor Wimpey North West, commented: “The work that Capricorn Animal Rescue does right across the region truly is fantastic and after hearing how tough it is, even just to maintain the facilities, we had to help out.”

Sheila concluded: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support – it truly does mean a lot.”

For further information on Capricorn Animal Rescue, visit