Urgent appeal for pet food donations

A charity caring for abandoned cats and dogs has thanked a store for encouraging customers to donate much-needed provisions - and it has appealed for more collection points in the Alsager area.
Alsager Animals in Need is currently fostering 30 cats and 12 dogs in kennels and volunteers' homes.
It usually relies on monthly coffee mornings at The Civic and other fundraising events for donations of cat and dog food, but they have been cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, Angel Sellars Smith, one of the charity's helpers, thanked the Spar at Cranberry Point on Crewe Road for offering to leave out a trolley for people’s donations.
She said: “We would be grateful if anyone else would come forward to act as a drop-off point for donations, which I will collect.
“We are short of dog and cat food, especially cat food and we need cat litter as well. As you can imagine, that needs changing every day so we go through a lot.”
Mrs Sellars Smith is accepting donations at her house at 11, Sandbach Road, Church Lawton, as is Hilary Baxter, the charity's animal co-ordinator, who lives at 24, Close Lane, Alsager.
Mrs Baxter's daughter, Lisa Williams, is the assistant animal co-ordinator.
Mrs Sellars Smith said: “It would be great if anyone else in Alsager could provide a drop-off point for donations, I don't mind coming to fetch them myself.”
To help, call 07749 248 030.