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Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary saved by public donations

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Media captionDaphne and Cliff Wain feared their animals would have to be destroyed

An animal sanctuary in the West Midlands has been saved from closure after the public donated £15,000.

The Green Meadow Animal Sanctuary at Pattingham, Wolverhampton is home to 150 farm animals including sheep, goats and horses.

The sanctuary faced a funding crisis after losing its main benefactor.

Daphne Wain, who runs the sanctuary, said: "I've just got to keep that momentum going, but right now the animals are safe."

The sanctuary looks after animals rescued from slaughter, abandonment or neglect.

The sanctuary blames a lack of rain for a poor crop of grass on the 39-acre site, which has meant it has had to buy hay to feed their animals.

According to the owners, it costs £2,500 a month for feed, bedding and vets' bills for the animals.

Mrs Wain said: "People around this area, Birmingham, and as far as Swindon have raised money to keep this place alive.

"I just felt like I was going to lose all my animals and it does upset you because you've had them for years."

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