A sanctuary for mistreated farm animals is facing an uncertain future due to a lack of funds.

Dozens of supporters of Farm Animal Sanctuary in Middle Littleton, near Evesham, turned out to its open day on Sunday and donated enough funds to pay for a week’s costs.

But founder Janet Taylor, who set up the sanctuary more than 20 years ago, said the situation was ”dire” because donations had dwindled in the wake of the recession.

Janet said: “The situation is dire. Without something turning up I’m not expecting, I don’t know what to do.

“If you have got an office you can just close it down and make people redundant but we can’t do that. The vets are good but the bills still need to be paid. We need help with fund-raising.”

There are currently more than 600 rescued sheep, pigs, cattle, and poultry under the care of staff and volunteers.

Anyone who can help should call the sanctuary on 01386 832640.