The Animal Health Trust (AHT) announced earlier this week that the following period of dire financial constraints, and now the economic implications of COVID-19 having a direct effect on funding, means the charity is facing imminent closure.
The AHT has been in existence for more than 75 years and has made a significant difference in the health and welfare of animals. Much of the work done is unique to the company and according to AHT, this closure will put thousands of animals at risk from disease and injury.
A statement released by the company reads, “The Trustees and Executive Committee continue to seek emergency funding including the potential use of recently announced Government Schemes, in order to save the unparalleled knowledge and expertise the organization houses, but without an urgent input of significant funds the charity is likely to close at the end of this month. We are working with our 257 members of staff to support them through this difficult time.”