RSPCA South Cotswolds has been awarded a £20,000 grant.

The grant was awarded to the branch by Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity, to help pay for a new van.

RSPCA South Cotswolds is an independently funded branch of the RSPCA which, after a fundraising campaign, opened its current centre in 2016.

In addition to rehoming, it carries out direct animal welfare work within the local community, offering a low cost veterinary clinic with reduced cost neutering and microchipping.

Jane Ellis, from RSPCA South Cotswolds, said: “The grant will benefit our branch by covering the cost of a new vehicle for the animals we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome.

“The cost of offering the best care for the pets we take in can often add up so that’s where the grant will be a huge help to us and we are exceptionally thankful to the Support Adoption For Pets team.”

Laura Messenger, grant funding coordinator at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “It is a real privilege to be able to help such an important organisation that works tirelessly to care for and rehome pets in need.

"They are doing a remarkable job, and we’re delighted to be able to support them so that they are able to continue helping more pets in need.”