CATS and dogs can now stay at Dorset’s two Margaret Green animal rescue centres while their owners are away.

The centres at Church Knowle and Winterbourne Kingston now offer boarding facilities in addition to rescuing and rehoming pets that need help.

Cats will be able to enjoy a stay at the Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre near Wareham from £9, while dogs can take a break at the Lincoln Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Winterborne Kingston from £18 per night.

Geoff Wright, CEO at Margaret Green, said: “This is a fantastic result and a testament to the care, support and facilities we offer not just as a rescue centre but also as a boarding establishment.”

The charity rescues around 1,200 animals each year.