Just hours after heartless vandals torched a popular attraction, thousands rallied for a popular animal rescue center
THOUSANDS of pounds raised for an animal rescue center set on fire by cruel vandals.
The Lamont Farm Project in Erskine, Renfrewshire, said the deliberate fire happened in the early hours of Friday morning and destroyed the volunteers’ break area and cat shelter.
The farm confirmed the devastating news on its Facebook page that the fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. and confirmed that no animals or people were harmed.
The center had to be temporarily closed while money was raised to repair the damage caused.
The volunteers have set up a GoFundMe stating that the farm usually relies on donations from visitors to help them.
The farm’s appeal read: “In the early hours of March 31, someone entered the farm and poured gasoline into the shack, which was used as a rest area for the volunteers and a shelter for the cats at night, and set it on fire.
“The police have confirmed that it was a premeditated act.
“This cabin is a few yards from our front stables which house four of our larger horses.
“We are devastated that anyone could do something like this.
“Lamont Farm was the first city farm in Scotland and is now the only one of its kind left and run entirely by volunteers.
“It’s home to over 50 rescued animals of all kinds, has been in existence for 46 years and is a huge part of the community.
“Normally we depend on donations from visitors and had to close because of the fire until we can at least assess the damage properly.”
Almost £3,000 has been raised for the charity farm since the page launched this morning.
They are also holding a raffle to help with fundraising.
Lamont Farm has a range of different animals including ducks, small furries, horses, llamas, pigs, sheep and goats for visitors to meet.
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