GREYHOUND Trust North Yorkshire received a surprise donation of £2,000 over Valentine's weekend to help provide for pets in its care during the pandemic.

The donation was made by Support Adoption For Pets - the UK’s largest grant-giving animal charity started by Pets At Home - to recognise the tireless efforts and hard work at Greyhound Trust North Yorkshire since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

In total, the charity is giving away nearly £600,000 to rescue centres nationally as the financial hardship of Covid-19 continues.

Charity manager, Amy Angus, said: “Our message was simple over Valentine’s Day weekend and it’s one that we’re really passionate about as a charity.

"We’re here to share the love and surprising Greyhound Trust North Yorkshire with a donation of £2,000 meant the world to them.

“The impact of Covid-19 is monumental and rescue centres continue to fall under real pressure.

"We’re reaching out to provide them with much needed financial help and to do our best to ensure that abandoned pets are given a second chance of happiness."