RABBITS and hamsters are getting a little bit of care and attention, thanks to a small animal sanctuary.

Save Tiny Paws in Leigh opened its doors in January and has rescued eight animals in the first few weeks.

But owner Lisa Fairhurst is worried that without funding and donations the non-profit organisation will have to close.

Lisa, who runs the sanctuary from her home on Carr Lane, said: “We have had lots of positive feedback from people who work with animals and members of the public.

“We have also had some kind donations of hutches and cages but we desperately need funding.

“We need help with the costs of vet fees, food and additional cages.”

Lisa used to work as a volunteer for the RSPCA and owned a pet shop, so she knows what small animals need once they have been rescued.

She said: “I’ve worked with lots of animal charities and realised that there wasn’t a sanctuary for small animals to go and live towards the end of their lives.

“If anyone can help with fundraising or people would like to advertise on our website, I would appreciate the help.”

Lisa guarantees a home for any small, furry creature and doesn’t look to re-home them, preferring to look after them herself.

For more information or to make a donation to Tiny Paws, contact Lisa on 01942 530355, or visit their website at savetiny paws.org.