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10th January 2010 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM TAKE FOOD TO ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Teesdale & Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team this afternoon (Sunday) have been involved in re supplying a remote animal sanctuary in County Durham. Weardale Animal Sanctuary near Stanhope Co. Durham, has been cut off since Christmas day and were starting to run out of food for both the animals and the owners Dave & Sally Rowley.
Pets at Home store in Durham have been collecting pet food for the sanctuary and made a special delivery today but could only get as far as Stanhope. Local PC Frank Hewitson and 3 members of the Teesdale & Weardale Team then loaded the food into 2 4X4 vehicles and set off to the farm. Scott Bissett Team spokesperson said " The farm was in a remote location to the North of Stanhope. Despite deep snow we were able to get within 300metres of the farm. We then loaded all of the supplies onto 2 sledges and pulled them across the fields to the sanctuary. I think the owners were very pleased to see us".
NOTE TO EDITOR - Pictures are available on our web site www.twsmrt.org.uk
02 - Police & rescue team set off across fields
04 - Food waiting to be transported
7 - Approaching sanctuary
8 -Animals being fed
11 - Team members approach animal sanctuary
22 - Andy Maddison TWSMRT, Dave Rowley Owner, Dave Bartles-Smith TWSMRT, PC Frank Hewitson.
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk