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The Pet Charity issues statement as Hadlow College prepares to enter administration

The Pet Charity has issued a statement after Hadlow College, where its National Centre for Reptile Welfare is based, filed for educational administration.

Trustees at The Pet Charity have been informed that if the application is approved, Hadlow College will be placed into educational administration on 22 May. The charity runs the reptile rehoming centre from the college’s Hadlow campus and the charity says it has sought clarification from the college regarding the impact of this announcement.

The Pet Charity says Hadlow College has informed it that it will continue to operate as normal, and there is no suggestion this decision will impact the college’s immediate future, or that of the reptile centre.

The National Centre for Reptile Welfare will continue to operate as normal to receive and rehome animals and we will continue to remain in close contact with the college as the situation develops.

The centre rescues and rehomes reptiles in need across the UK, since it opened in August 2018 the centre has rescued 555 animals, with over 70% of these already rehomed.

Tim Wass, chairman of The Pet Charity, said: “The centre provides a valuable service providing for the care and welfare of the animals it receives. We are naturally concerned about its future in these uncertain times and hope that the current situation does not impact on the long-term viability of this important facility”

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