Volunteers at a pig shelter are desperately seeking funds for new enclosures as they have now had to stop taking in animals in need of rescuing.

Dedicated members of the Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) farm in Crockenhill are seeking £20,000 in donations in order to replace their pig, goat and horse enclosures as their current ones are beyond repair.

According to the fundraising page, the poor condition of their fenced enclosures has forced the charity to stop taking in any more animals until they can be upgraded.

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At the moment, SCAR is home to approximately 40 pigs, five goats and a small number of horses.

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Speaking to News Shopper, regular volunteer for SCAR, Kara Lee, explained the funds they hope to raise through this campaign will go directly towards new dwellings and specialised fencing for the animals to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

"We are looking to get a special type of security fencing that won’t need to be replaced for a long time.

"We're also looking to build smaller pens within the enclosure so we can separate the younger pigs from the older, more sick pigs," she said.

The charity's GoFundMe page also explained that they are in need of high fencing and a climbing frame for their goats as they often jump high enough to escape their current pens.

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SCAR also houses fives, who are known for escaping their current pens

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As the charity relies heavily on public donations, Ms Lee expressed the importance of the work SCAR's 75 volunteers do and that the situation they currently face is far from ideal.

"We don’t like turning animals away, if we take more in they won't be secure.

"We’re entirely run by volunteers.

"We don’t have a lot of the things but with the money we get in, we want to do as much as we can," she said.

Situations in which pigs need rescuing by SCAR volunteers include those rescued from slaughterhouses and even micro pigs bought as pets which in turn ended up not being micro pigs, becoming too big to be kept as domestic animals.

Those wishing to donate to the charity's fundraiser can do so here.