Cavanna Homes have been building fine family homes since 1923, and Animals in Distress have been finding fine homes for pets in need of new families since 1985.
So when Cavanna were replacing some office equipment, they offered one of their existing photocopiers to the charity to help it continue its compassionate work.
Cavanna Homes Director Jonathan Cavanna said: “Animals in Distress is a very well thought of local charity. They are based in Ipplepen, not far from our offices in Torquay, and so like us are rooted in the South Devon community.
“They do some amazing work, not just rehoming pets, but also caring for animals such as strays or those whose owners can no longer look after them through illness, so we were only too happy to help them out. We’re also pleased that our copier will continue to be useful rather than having to be scrapped, which would be a bit of a waste.”
The photocopier is now in daily use. The charity’s chief executive, Neil Thomas, said: “The photocopier is a very welcome donation and is helping our staff in reception deal more efficiently with paperwork, which of course speeds things up for our clients too.
“At any one time we have between 100 and 150 domestic animals in our care. We aim to find the right home for the cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs we look after, with their new ‘forever’ owners.
“We successfully rehome around 600 pets each year, and to continue this work we rely 100 per cent on the generosity of the public. The donation from Cavanna Homes helps us to make the most of our precious funds, and everyone here is very grateful.”
Mr Thomas urged anyone wanting to find out more about the charity to visit the website www.animalsindistress.uk.com.