Alpha Feeds has announced that it will be giving £500 worth of its premium ferret food to Staffordshire-based charity Chase Ferret Rescue.
In April, the dog and ferret food brand Alpha Feeds launched a competition on Facebook to win £500 worth of sponsorship. The competition was open to any dog or ferret related charity or working group, with the sponsorship being a £500 supply of food.
Chase Ferret Rescue was founded in 2000 by Angela and Christopher Taylor, with the aim to help ferrets in need, from stray to mistreated, as well as offering boarding services.
Angela has been keeping ferrets since 1998 with the guidance of her father who at the time, had been keeping working ferrets for around 30 years. As time passed by, they found more and more people in the local area taking ferrets to them for advice and care, so they decided to open Chase Ferret Rescue, a fully-fledged ferret rescue centre.
Angela said: “Thank you so much for this opportunity. The £500 worth of ferret food will help the rescue centre so much, more than most would imagine.
“The money we will save by not having to buy any ferret food for a period of time will help us save for a new run, and then eventually a new shed for our ferrets. These items can be very expensive, and as we are a charity having the spare funds for these items is very rare.”
Dave Tinker, national sales manager for Alpha Feeds, added: “We are very pleased to be able to help an organisation such as Chase Ferret Rescue.
“We recognise the incredible work they do for ferrets in their area, and understand that finding funds for improvements in order for them to maintain the high level of work they do is often quite hard for a charity. The sponsorship we have awarded will hopefully go a long way to help with that.”