Brinsbury animals enjoy tree-mendous donations

Written by Eleanor on 14th January 2020

Animals at Brinsbury College have been enjoying the generosity of local residents, who have been donating their unwanted Christmas trees.

Staff at the Animal Centre at the college put out an appeal for real trees, which provide many of their residents with added enrichment and variation to their diet.

The public rushed to help out, with a huge number of people offering up trees – the college eventually taking delivery of more than 30 in just three days!

Gemma Warren, an instructor at the college, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response we had from people across the area – it has been fantastic and we are very grateful for the support we have been getting.

“Lots of our animals are benefitting from the trees that we have received – our goats enjoy scratching against them while our sheep, llama and alpacas will also love nibbling them too.

“And our aviary birds will relish the addition of these trees in their environment, as they will add extra enrichment to their flights.

“Of course, not all of our animals will be able to enjoy the trees because Christmas trees are toxic to many species, such as our rabbits. Rest assured though that they have lots of great plants and activities in their enclosures which ensure they are happy and healthy too!”