A Spanish animal sanctuary is facing threat of closure - leaving nearly 200 rescued animals without a home.
The land the Mino Valley Sanctuary is on has been put up for sale - and unless the founders can buy it, they will be unable to continue their work.
Vegan founder, Abigail Geer, said: "We only have 90 days to raise the money to buy the land the sanctuary is on or we will lose everything and all the animals who live here will be homeless."
Geer, who set up the sanctuary around five years ago, said: "Me and my husband Mikey (also vegan) live in a little wooden cabin with no sink and a leaking roof. We don't have our own electricity or water source on site.
"We desperately need help but right now we don’t have anywhere for volunteers to stay. And we don’t have any proper storage facilities.
"But buying this land could change all that! We could finally get all the things that we so desperately need but have never had the chance to have."
The story behind Mino Valley Sanctuary
The couple has launched a crowdfunding campaign.
"When I found out the land the sanctuary was built on was up for sale I didn’t know what we were going to do," says Geer.
"I am so scared about losing everything we have worked so hard for. I am so scared for the animals. We have sacrificed everything to get where we are today.
"It's not easy for me to ask for help, but we honestly can’t do this on our own. I truly hope that after hearing our story you will feel that our sanctuary, our mission and all the animals that live here are worth saving."
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