Damaged animal rescue centre closed due to 'safety concerns'

PUBLISHED: 11:36 28 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:36 28 March 2016

Secret World has had to close due to damage suffered overnight.

Secret World has had to close due to damage suffered overnight.

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A Somerset animal sanctuary has had to close for the day and cancel its fundraising events because of safety concerns.

Strong winds and heavy raid has caused structural damage to Secret World in East Huntspill and the threat of further bad weather has forced bosses to cancel today’s (Monday’s) Badger Bonanza.

A spokesman said: “Secret World is very sorry and extremely disappointed to advise everyone that today’s Badger Bonanza event has been cancelled because of safety concerns.

“Overnight, we suffered structural damage to parts of the site, and the parking field is flooded.

“The continuing threat of high winds means that we cannot guarantee the safety of visitors so we have had to take the decision to close for the day.

“This will not only be a great financial loss for Secret World as we depend on our Easter weekend as an important fundraiser but we will miss the opportunity to welcome so many supporters to meet the animals and people of Secret World.

“This is very sad for us but it is the right decision given the extreme weather situation.

“Thank you for your support and understanding.”

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