After 20 years of providing sanctuary to abandoned animals in Whittlebury, the Algernon Trust is now a registered charity.
Founder Jane Shepherd ran the sanctuary, which never puts animals to sleep, at her own expense for the first 10 years, until it became a not for profit trust in 2001.
Mrs Shepherd started out in 1991 with five feral cats, one fox and a rabbit. On average Mrs Shepherd and a team of volunteers now take care of around 60 cats, 12 dogs, foxes and birds at any one time. Mrs Shepherd also provides a rescue service 24 hours a day all year round. All animals are neutered and mirco-chipped before being rehomed at the expense of the trust.
For more information visit www.algernontrust.org.uk.