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Animal sanctuary near Haverhill suffers more misfortune

Carol Harris at the Jaybeth animal sanctuary, which has been badly damaged by the recent bad weather.

Carol Harris at the Jaybeth animal sanctuary, which has been badly damaged by the recent bad weather.

 

Just three weeks after seeing a portable building irreparably damaged in high winds, a second weather-related misfortune has befallen an animal sanctuary near Haverhill.

In January the roof of a Portakabin that houses some of the animals at Jaybeth, in Barnardiston, was ripped open by the winds.

To add to the woes of owner Carol Harris, the return of high-strength winds two weeks ago also caused a 40ft tree to come down and wreck yet another building.

Thankfully it only stored materials, not animals, that had been moved out of the Portakabin.

Carol said: “A tree fell on the isolation unit, a 40ft Christmas tree. It didn’t look like anything was wrong with it and suddenly it came down and smashed through it.

“The building took such a whack. It was such a massive tree that the building will never be repaired.

“The winter has been very harsh on us but foster homes have come forward and taken a lot of animals off us in the meantime, which is good.”

The problems may be piling up, but Carol has been quick to thank all the people who stepped in to offer some form of help, including building materials, after the initial damage - although a replacement portable building is still needed.

She added: “Thank you to everyone that has been so generous with their work and donations of building materials.

“I just appreciate people coming forward. They really do care.

“There is such a strong heartbeat to people here behind the animals. I know it will all come together in the end, without a doubt.

“I’m sure it will come together because people really do care.”

If you can help Jaybeth with some building materials or a new portable building please call Carol on 07871651137.

 

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